Smet Machinery, new Keestrack representative in Flanders(Belgium) and 6 northern departments of France.
To grow market share in Belgium and France, Smet Machinery will be the importer of KEESTRACK mobile crushing and screening equipment in Belgium Flanders and the following 6 French regions: Pas de Calais, Nord, Sommes, Aisne, Ardennes and Marne.
Smet Machinery, part of the Smet Group, has a good and lasting reputation for selling, servicing and renting machines within the recycling & raw materials industry. As of today Smet Machinery will start selling Keestrack mobile crushing and screening equipment as an addition to its current business activities.
Keestrack signed the agreement with Smet Machinery at the Keestrack head office in Bilzen, Belgium. Stefaan Smet, Owner and Steven Teirlinck, Operational Manager of Smet Machinery are looking forward to sell Keestrack equipment.
“We are very familiar with the Crushing and Screening Equipment of Keestrack. They are operational in our rental company for many years now, due to its productivity and reliability”, says Stefaan Smet.
“We certainly do not have to start from scratch” Steven Teirlinck contributes, “our experience in the market and the experience we already have with Keestrack equipment will result in a very steep learning curve, so we will be up to full speed in no time in selling and servicing Keestrack Equipment”.
Keestrack CEO, Frederik Hoogendoorn, and Maarten van de Ven, Area Sales Manager at Keestrack, are looking forward working with Smet Machinery to expand the business in Flanders and part of France.
“We expect Smet Machinery to increase sales and service in their sales area”, says Frederik Hoogendoorn , “We expect Smet will exceed our expectations due to their level of market knowledge and experience”, he continuous.
“The main advantage for becoming a Keestrack dealer is the fact it is a very innovative and sustainable company and the ability of delivering fully electric powered machines is becoming more and more important in the Belgian and French market” continues Stefaan Smet.
“Smet Group is evolving to a one stop shop for recycling and aggregate machinery. Over the last 2 years we are focussing besides rental, on sales and servicing of equipment” says Steven Teirlinck
Keestrack, the global specialist for mobile crushing and screening equipment in the recycling and aggregates industry, started introducing electric drives already in 2012 by the e-drive; electric plug-in with onboard diesel/gen-set, in case there is no electric plug-in available. The e-driven machines evolved to equipment with a drop-off engine/gen-set unit which could be placed next to the equipment, in less dusty and vibrant circumstances, or on the frame of the machine.
Keestrack introduced in 2021 the ZERO-drive machines, without any combustion engines on board. Electric motors drive most of the mobile crushing and screening equipment and power some necessary hydraulics systems. The following equipment is available in ZERO-drive: all cone and impact crushers, including the reversible vertical impact crusher I4e, almost all scalper screens and the C6e classifier, all stackers, almost all jaw crushers and the tracked Apron feeder A6.
Tracked engine/gen-set unit
As a backup for the ZERO-drive machines Keestrack developed a tracked engine/generator unit introduced in 2022. It can supply connected Keestrack crushers, screens and stackers directly with electricity in case there is no plug-in connection from the grid available.
This way the economic advantages of the complete production train will rise due to using and maintaining only one engine for several machines.