SMO designs, builds and sells machines for the food industry under the brand name PINTRO. PINTRO builds both off the shelf and custom made machines. Its clients consist of small businesses as well as industrial production companies.
PINTRO specialises in skewering machines, meatball and burger patty shapers. SMO, its parent company’s core business is custom built machines.
Having the engineering department, the workshops and the sales team in-house allows us to react quickly. A strong 50-man team of highly skilled and motivated colleagues stands ready to deliver superior quality products, but also pre- and after sales service at any time. This combination leads to a successful long term client relationship.
Sander Mollet created his company in 2002. He quickly noticed that he would be needing more people. In less than two decades almost 50 more colleagues joined SMO. That includes Sander’s brother Lode (co-owner), his mother Greet and his father Jos.
The ever challenging (new) projects combined with the family-like environment provide a pleasant working atmosphere which encourages every member to give his best every single day!
Although the initial focus lied on custom built machines, today the off the shelf products have gained more importance. SMO includes a number of own brands that each have their dedicated management. PINTRO, WIWAM, GreenGen and FleXiever. Sander’s continuous investments in these different departments start to yield positive results.
Sander Mollet establishes his own company.
Creation of the brand name PINTRO which was derived from the English verb “pin through” or pierce
The first manual PINTRO was ready to be tested and presented to a number of important potential clients. We quickly came to the conclusion that size and ergonomics need to be addressed.
Further improvements and developments to the PINTRO MINI which result in the creation of our current PINTRO P160, P480 and P720
Extension of the sales team
Start of the semi-automatic PINTRO P1000 skewering machine’s development
The development of the PINTRO P3000 is came out of the P1000, the capacity tripled.
Inauguration of the new > 100m² cold / clean room for tests and demonstrations in a simulated production environment.
Innovation is the common theme in our timeline. The incentive to innovate is mainly driven by satisfied customers who trust us and believe in our skills and know how.
At this point we’d like to thank our clients for trusting us throughout the years!