Meet our team of specialists

Louis Van Dyck Qualified person and QP

Industrial Pharmacist 

Directly after obtaining the degree of Industrial Pharmacist, Louis started at Labo Smeets as an intern and took the position of Quality Assurance Manager and is now  qualified person.

Melissa Van Nuffelen Quality Assurance Manager


Melissa started at Labo Smeets directly after university. She is responsible for the management of our quality system. 


Ludo PeetersPlanning & Productions

Bachelor chemistry

Ludo has spent his entire career with Labo Smeets. He is in charge of planning and running  the plant of Fotografielaan. Ludo is in permanent contact with our customers. 

Marc Roggen Logistics manager

Technical background

Marc has spent his entire career with Labo Smeets. He is in charge of logistics. He also buys the packaging materials. Marc has lots of contact with our customers concerning supply chain issues.

Ali El Morabet Production manager

Technical background

Strong operational experience in different industries. Runs the blending plant at Neerlandweg.

Axel Smeets Project manager

Technical background

As son of the founder, Axel has a long term relationship with the company. He is in charge of productivity enhancing projects and technical maintenance.


Fotografielaan 42
B-2610 Antwerpen-Wilrijk
Tel. +32 (0)3 828 29 37
Fax +32 (0)3 830 21 36



New Technology for API solubility

In collaboration with the University of Ghent, Labo Smeets has realised a new process in pharmaceutical extrusion technology, which enables us to make granules. The main application is to make pharmaceutical granule compositions to drastically improve water solubility of active ingredients. This equipment is installed and available since January 2011.

CASE: Flexibility  

We were contacted by a company that had a large project based upon nasal therapy with essential oils. There was no supplier for the part, no clear definition of the product and no procedure lines to make the product, but there was a short deadline. Pressure in order to obtain the right information at the right timing. We agreed with the customer the precise ...
CASE: Product innovation  

A customer identified a patented technology at one of the Belgian universities to make one of their products easier to administer. We were contacted at an early stage to help with developing the product. We jointly decided to set up a test manufacturing unit in order to produce small batches for the clinical trials. As the project outcome was uncertain, ...
CASE: Strategic procurement  

One of  our pharmacuetical customers is a large consumer of raw materials. Often large pharmaceutical customers are constrained with their raw materials procurement strategies. The complexity of the regulatory filing for many of their products, prevents them from obtaining the best deal. Underlying causes are the intrinsic speed of action, but also the ...
CASE: International  

A potential customer outside the European Union contacted Laboratoria Smeets. He had obtained, sooner than expected, a registration for his powder product and was desperately seeking to be on the market as soon as possible. We immediately shared his sense of urgency. Just one day after the initial contact, we offered a full service proposal to buy the ...