April 7, 2017 – Joost Smit, 6th generation owner of Smit & zoon, today received a royal distinction of Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau.
He received the distinction at his farewell as chairman of The Koornzaayer Foundation. Smit was awarded this special honor for the Foundation’s support of small-scale healthcare, poverty reduction en education projects in Eastern Africa.
April 3, 2017 – On April 2nd, Smit & zoon has officially opened a sales office for India in Chennai
This expansion supports Smit & zoon’s growth strategy and, together with the nearby Leather Application Laboratory in Ranipet, enables the company to provide its excellent products and services to tanneries in the Indian subcontinent.