Goudsmit Magnetics Group is an international industrial company dedicated to the design and manufacture of magnets and magnetic systems for metal separation, recycling, transport, lifting, holding and demagnetization in various branches of industry. Intensive contact between company, original equipment manufacturer and end user, in combination with years of accumulated knowledge and cutting-edge engineering, result in functional custom solutions. Since the establishment in 1959 this family company has produced millions of magnetic systems that have found their way to every continent. Development and engineering take place at the headquarters in the Netherlands. Innovation and quality -according to ISO, ISO/TS, EHEDG & VDA 6.3 standards- are the organization's cornerstones.

Company details

Petunialaan 19 / 5582 HA Waalre Postbus 18 , Waalre , 5580 AA Netherlands

More Office Locations Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Recycling Systems
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

Eddy-Current non-ferrous separator
Goudsmit has developed many separators that can pick out pieces of metal. These are often very valuable metals, which often makes the payback period very short.

In this way waste products are made reusable for new applications. Examples include Green DealsUrban Mining, E-Waste recycling and the EU Waste Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC); the trends for the future!

 mobile non-ferrous separator removes very fine fractions from pvc flakes

The family company Goudsmit Magnetic systems was founded in 1959 by the grandfather of the current director, Johan Goudsmit. Grandfather Theo worked for Philips where magnets were made for speakers, among other things. Nevertheless he saw opportunities for other applications of magnets and started out on his own.  One of the first magnets developed by Goudsmit is used for the protection of grounding mills in the cattle feed industry. Stray iron particles could damage these and bring the production process to a stop.

Son Martin expanded the business and under his management other magnetic systems were developed: Intended for various sectors of industry, such as the food, chemical, ceramic, plastics, recycling and bulk industries.

But also magnetic transport systems for the transportation of tin, crown caps, lids and other metal and steel goods as well as magnets for the hoisting of loads were and are developed by Goudsmit. Further, design, production and assembly take place under one roof.

The current Goudsmit Magnetics Group has 8 companies in 6 countries. Goudsmit magnets are being delivered to some 100 countries throughout the world. 



Eddy current and sensor separators sort non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium and copper from primary and/or secondary raw material flows. Many times we employ a combination of these separators, one after the other (see photo). This is because, in terms of particle size, the fraction must lie within a certain bandwidth to achieve the best separation yield.

Through the use of advanced magnet simulations, Goudsmit has developed the optimal magnetic system (each with its own specific magnet construction) for every fraction distribution. By strategically placing these in the process line you can efficiently achieve optimal recovery of valuable metals. Goudsmit's specialists are happy to advise you concerning the most effective placement of these machines. See the video for an explanation of the operating principle of Eddy Current separation technique. Check film here