A magnet is part of a larger picture

For more than half a century, we have been designing and building high-tech magnet components and industrial magnet systems. We supply these systems worldwide to the automotive, food, recycling, metal, pharmaceutical, offshore, chemical and aerospace industry.

The history of Goudsmit Magnetics

Goudsmit Magnetics is a family company with more than 60 years of experience in the realm of magnets.

1945

Following the war, Theo Goudsmit and two brothers open a factory for punch and die work. The company - Goudsmit Bros. - manufactures products such as drawing pins, crown caps and cover buttons. Goudsmit also does punch and die work for multinational company Philips.

1950

The first steps towards magnetism. Theo Goudsmit focuses on the development of magnet systems. He improves existing clamping techniques and taps into a new market.

1959

Theo Goudsmit founds Th. Goudsmit Magneetsystemen and sets up business in Eindhoven. The main activities are the production and sale of magnets and magnet systems. He is assisted by his son Martin who will take over the company in 1982.

1976

The company grows rapidly and moves to larger locations several times in the years that follow. In 1976, Goudsmit moves to the current location in Waalre.

1982

Martin Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Theo. By then, Goudsmit already makes magnetic separators and filters, magnetic handling and transport systems, but now also starts manufacturing magnetic systems for the recycling industry.

1985

Purchase and expansion of the adjacent building. Start of export to Japan, initially for the demanding food industry.

1988

Establishment of Goudsmit Magnetic Supplies B.V., focusing on the sales of permanent magnets for the automotive, aerospace, e-mobility, medical and offshore industry. Nowadays, Supplies is ISO9001, ISO14001, AS9100D and IATF 16949 certified.

1989

Expansion of Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV. The company premises grow from 8 m² to 20,000 m² in 40 years' time. In the same period the number of employees grows from 3 to 120.

1992

1992: Foundation of Goudsmit Magnetics UK. | 1993: Foundation of Aimants Goudsmit France S.a.r.l. | 1996: Foundation of sales office in Germany. Deliveries are now being made to 80 countries around the world. Customer-friendliness, quality, but also the specialization in magnet systems are the basis of this tremendous success.

2003

Johan Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Martin. Family company Goudsmit Magnetics continues under the management of the third generation. Goudsmit China is founded.

2009

There is an increasing demand for industrial magnet systems. The current factory and office spaces no longer suffice. The renovation of the premises at Petunialaan doubles the production capacity.

2012

Founder Theo Goudsmit dies in June at the age of 94. He was involved in the production until the very end and could be found in the company every day.

2014

Start of the joint venture with Ningbo Hitech Magnetic Assemblies in China.

2015

Opening of in-house test centre. This enables us to test the reliability and performance of all magnet systems used for metal separation, recycling, handling and demagnetizing.

2017

Goudsmit does not have a formal hierarchy anymore, but is a self-managing organization in which all employees are responsible for expanding the company. This offers more flexibility and possibilities to develop talent.

1945

Following the war, Theo Goudsmit and two brothers open a factory for punch and die work. The company - Goudsmit Bros. - manufactures products such as drawing pins, crown caps and cover buttons. Goudsmit also does punch and die work for multinational company Philips.

1950

The first steps towards magnetism. Theo Goudsmit focuses on the development of magnet systems. He improves existing clamping techniques and taps into a new market.

1959

Theo Goudsmit founds Th. Goudsmit Magneetsystemen and sets up business in Eindhoven. The main activities are the production and sale of magnets and magnet systems. He is assisted by his son Martin who will take over the company in 1982.

1976

The company grows rapidly and moves to larger locations several times in the years that follow. In 1976, Goudsmit moves to the current location in Waalre.

1982

Martin Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Theo. By then, Goudsmit already makes magnetic separators and filters, magnetic handling and transport systems, but now also starts manufacturing magnetic systems for the recycling industry.

1985

Purchase and expansion of the adjacent building. Start of export to Japan, initially for the demanding food industry.

1988

Establishment of Goudsmit Magnetic Supplies B.V., focusing on the sales of permanent magnets for the automotive, aerospace, e-mobility, medical and offshore industry. Nowadays, Supplies is ISO9001, ISO14001, AS9100D and IATF 16949 certified.

1989

Expansion of Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV. The company premises grow from 8 m² to 20,000 m² in 40 years' time. In the same period the number of employees grows from 3 to 120.

1992

1992: Foundation of Goudsmit Magnetics UK. | 1993: Foundation of Aimants Goudsmit France S.a.r.l. | 1996: Foundation of sales office in Germany. Deliveries are now being made to 80 countries around the world. Customer-friendliness, quality, but also the specialization in magnet systems are the basis of this tremendous success.

2003

Johan Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Martin. Family company Goudsmit Magnetics continues under the management of the third generation. Goudsmit China is founded.

2009

There is an increasing demand for industrial magnet systems. The current factory and office spaces no longer suffice. The renovation of the premises at Petunialaan doubles the production capacity.

2012

Founder Theo Goudsmit dies in June at the age of 94. He was involved in the production until the very end and could be found in the company every day.

2014

Start of the joint venture with Ningbo Hitech Magnetic Assemblies in China.

2015

Opening of in-house test centre. This enables us to test the reliability and performance of all magnet systems used for metal separation, recycling, handling and demagnetizing.

2017

Goudsmit does not have a formal hierarchy anymore, but is a self-managing organization in which all employees are responsible for expanding the company. This offers more flexibility and possibilities to develop talent.

Magnets for sustainable solutions

Industrial magnet systems

We design and manufacture magnet systems for recycling, filtering, metal separation, conveying, lifting, fixing and demagnetization.

In addition to standard solutions, we tailor-make magnet systems.

Our experienced R&D and QA engineers calculate and simulate with special software how a magnet functions in your product.

Subsequently, we test your magnet system in our test centre. This guarantees that the supplied magnet solves your problem and meets the highest quality demands.

Magnets and assemblies

We supply ISO9001, IATF16949 and AS9120 certified magnets and magnet assemblies which entirely meet your specifications and quality standards.

Our experienced R&D and QA engineers work with the best software for high-tech FEM magnet calculations and 2D/3D simulations.

Subsequently, we test the prototypes extensively, until all parties are satisfied.

Working with Goudsmit saves you costly time in the development phase and guarantees the correct functioning and quality of your product.

Magnet inspection, maintenance and advice

Our experienced service engineers ensure the continuous optimal operation of the magnet systems delivered around the world.

This includes commissioning and maintenance of your magnets, magnet inspections and removal of undesired magnetism - demagnetization - on location.

Also for 3D magnet calculations, simulations or product testing, our service team is always at the ready for you.

This guarantees that your magnets will always function optimally, anywhere in the world.

Together responsible for design, sales and quality

Erik Nabben - Sales Magnetic Handling NL

Erik Nabben

Sales magnetic handling & demagnetization

Our Team - Mark Bierens - CNC turner

Mark Bierens

CNC machinist

Our team - Carlo van Wijngaarden - Service coördinator

Carlo van Wijngaarden

Service coordinator

Our Team - Peggy Ector - Communication & Promotion

Peggy Ector

Communication & promotion