VISIONAIRIES IN VISUAL BRANDING SINCE 1918
"OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THEIR REALIZATION OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT IN BRAND EXPERIENCE AND BRAND AWARENESS ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IN THE LIVE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY."
BOI SMIT - PRESIDENT, CEES SMIT, INC.
Cees Smit is a member of the Van Straaten Group, and is a leading name in the global market when it comes to visual branding.
Cees Smit is a family owned business, that started in the early 1970s in The Netherlands. What started as a company that impregnated drapes for theatres to make them flame retardant, evolved into a company that is specialized in anything that has to do with fabrics.
Van Straaten BV which is also part of the group and is family owned as well has offices in Germany and The Netherlands, and has been a trendsetting printing company in design and use of new printing techniques and printing media for almost a century.
The partnership of Cees Smit and Van Straaten offers a unique international portfolio and an extensive range of products and services to choose from. The combination of these two trendsetting companies, and the combined knowledge of graphics and fabrics opens up a whole new world of possibilities for retail, tradeshows, events, and interior decorating.
BRINGING LIFE TO LIVE EVENTS
Innovation, craftsmanship and reliability are all an essential part of our DNA. These values enable us to achieve results and solutions that contribute to bringing life to live events across the world.
LET'S BUILD TOGETHER
There is one goal, and that is to make sure the expectations of the end customer are met, and preferably even exceeded. We believe that together with our valued customers we can build brands.
Worldwide visual storytelling, that's what we do. Our work can be found in Amsterdam, New York, and Singapore. Day in and day out, we produce visual branding that leads to a complete brand experience.
A TRUSTED PARTNER
Back in 1918, innovation and craftsmanship involved weeks of mixing paints until the required colors had been achieved that were needed to paint flags. The situation today is very different, involving advanced digital printing techniques, streamlined work flows, 24/7 availability and an international logistics network. What has never changed is our consistent and reliable full service that helps our customers achieve the best possible results.
A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
We believe in a sustainable world for future generations. That is why our production facilities are all completely CO2 neutral, and are running on LED lighting. Solar panels and our own power plant are used to ensure that our power is as environmentally friendly as possible.
The Van Straaten Group was the first company to use water-based inks and stopped using solvent inks almost 10 years ago now. Additionally, environmentally friendly alternative print materials are all part of our product range.
"A BUSINESS HAS TO BE INVOLVING -- IT HAS TO BE FUN. AND, IT HAS TO EXERCISE YOUR CREATIVE INSTINCTS."
- Richard Branson