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History

To anyone, who pays a visit to the workshops of Smith Holland nowadays, it must be hard to imagine in what way Syko Smith founded the company in 1970. Syko Smith started his company in an old building in Vlaardingen. Right from the start, Syko Smith's priorities were quality, together with personal service and fast delivery. All this ensured a trustworthy customer relationship. In 1982 his son Edward J. Smith joined the company in 1982 and Smith Holland became the authorised dealer for all major manufacturers in the industry. In 2006 Smith Holland expanded its refrigerated container operations into Antwerp, Belgium by the name of Smith Belgium, quickly followed by expansions  into Le Havre, France in 2007 by the name Smith France, and Duisburg, Germany in 2009 by the name Smith Germany. To date, Smith Holland and its subsidiaries, still operate in the conviction of Syko Smith's 'Quality and Commitment' and still being a market leading company providing the highest level of service possible to each and every customer.

2015

45th Anniversary

A very warm thank you to everyone who joined us for the anniversary party. As always we had a great time and it was wonderful to gather with customers, partners, friends and colleagues to celebrate our 45th anniversary.

2013

Tribute to Our Founder

This collage was created as a tribute to the founder of our company, Syko Smith.

2013

Rebuilding Opening by Janny Smith

After a construction period of 6 months the Reefer Service, Sales and Smith-Group departments were opened by Janny Smith.

2012

Smith-Group as new owner.

2009

Foundation of Smith-Germany

2007

Foundation of Smith-France

2006

Foundation of Smith-Belgium

2005

Carrier as new owner

1995

25th Anniversary

During the reception on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of our company, our founder Syko Smith received the highest award by the local Mayor for his active service and for a period of 25 years in the community of Spijkenisse.

1992

Transfer of Leadership

After 23 years of active service by our founder Syko Smith the leadership was transferd to his son Ed.

1990

20th Anniversary

1989

Phase 2 New Building Spijkenisse

Already after 2 years of operartion in phase 1 we start to build phase 2 as a copy of the construction and layout of phase 1.

1988

New Workshop in Operation

24/7 refurbishment program in operation.

1987

Opening New Building, Phase 1, Spijkenisse

Grand opening ceremony by grandfather Luut Smith. 

1986

Start New Building Phase 1 at Spijkenisse

After a pressents of 15 years in Vlaardingen expansion had to take place.

1985

15th Anniversary

Roadshow Paris.

1985

Presentation of the ICE Logo

Anniversary gift from the staff.

1983

Electronic Repair Center

The first electronic repair center in the industry in operation.

1980

10th Anniversary

1977

Handling of Reefer Containers

Refurbishment program for Scan Dutch.

1976

Rebuilding Workshop, Vlaardingen

Start of the rebuilding of the site in to a modern workshop for reefer containers.

1976

Reefer Container

First reefer containers are handled. 

1975

5th Anniversary

1974

Marine Refrigeration Service, Training

Training and instruction.

1974

Workshop, Vlaardingen

First small workshop in the Building Waterleidingstraat 4, Vlaardingen.

1973

Marine Refrigeration Service

Company origin in Service and Maintenance Marine Refrigeration.

1970

Foundation of KTB Smith-Holland BV

Syko and Janny Smith started from their home adress in Vlaardingen KTB [Koel Technisch Bureau ] Smith-Holland. 

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