HBF Techniek is a young company that specializes in machine construction. The company was founded by Koen Smidt.


Koen has studied Technical Mathematics and Physics at the University of Twente. (not completed) Because of an urge to work on more concrete and physical sytems, he started to pursue his passion for technology. This was done by first learning to weld, turn and mill, and then by learning 3D drawing with the Solidworks package. He is also interested in electrical engineering & programming. The design of PCBs and programming of AVR microcontrollers has resulted from this. Through his father he learned about sustainable housing and the technologies involved.

After his studies he was hired at Schipper Technisch Serviceburo. He first started working here as an engineer. He then supervised the entire mechanical engineering department. He supervised the other engineers, and worked together with project leaders at the quote stage and as a project engineer. Subsequently, he worked at Schipper as a project manager, and also participated in organizational and support tasks, including R&D for future techniques such as 3D printing and predictive maintenance, and in-house product development for a consumer product including development of printed circuit boards, sensors and production ramp-up.

During his employment, Koen has always made use of the knowledge acquired during his study period, by being able to abstract and model problems well, and thus work towards a solution in a structured way. Furthermore, it always has added value to master metalworking and manufacturing techniques yourself, because it is precisely in this way that a solid design can be achieved.

After ending his employment with Schipper, Koen started HBF Techniek.

HBF Techniek founder, Koen Smidt


HBF Techniek is located in Rijssen. It concerns a metalworking workshop of 425m² with combined indoor living space. The customers of HBF Techniek are served from this location. Click here for more information.


HBF Techniek is a member of the Metaalunie. With this membership HBF Techniek is a part of the largest Dutch employers’ organization for small and medium-sized enterprises active in the metal industry. This memership supports and facilitates an up-to-date and professional business.

HBF Techniek offers all of her services and products subject to the Metaalunie terms and conditions. The terms and conditions can be found here.