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: Packaging excellence  

A potential customer had set up an organization to import pharmaceutical products from lower priced markets into higher priced markets. As we have a lot of experience in setting up flexible packaging lines, we showed an interest in order to supply the relabeling and .repackaging of this product. A nice coincidence was that a particular company, which as active ...
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: Speed to market  

A customer found an opportunity to launch an anti-allergic product in one of its markets. The opportunity came up quickly, but the product design wasn’t ready, nor were the sales forecasts. The marketing team instructed to identify the swiftest supplier to realize the product launch. In less than 2 weeks, we were able to present a fully elaborated ...