The Company


For more than 65 years Smitsvonk has been making low-tension high-energy ignition and control systems for industrial combustion processes.

These electrical and electronic ignition systems are applied world-wide. They are characterized by a high degree of reliability under demanding conditions. Ignition is not effected by dirt, humidity, extreme temperatures or aggressive gases.


The company was founded in 1947 by Mr. Wietze Beye Smits.

He was the inventor of the High-Energy (Low-Tension) Ignition System. Before the production of industrial ignition systems started in 1960 Smitsvonk was a laboratory for ignition systems for the automobile industry. Smitsvonk became a member of DURAG GROUP in 2006.