Throughout the centuries, the Smeets family has played a key role in the City of Weert and its surroundings. Especially due to their highly progressive entrepreneurial approach, they have played a leading role in many areas within the Graphics Industry.
For example, in 1924 the company had installed thirteen (fast) lithographic presses, eight cutting machines, ten platen presses and three book printing presses. A number of years later, in 1927, the company opened a sales office in London and in 1929 it opened a sales office in Amsterdam. This was unheard of at the time. Around 1950 the company housed the largest photolithography department in Europe. In addition, the company installed the first four colour (1950) and rotary offset presses (1960) in Weert. The company was granted the 'Royal' predicate at the time of its 150th anniversary in 1980. And Royal Smeets Offset BV was born. Following a number of mergers, the name has since been changed to Roto Smeets Weert BV. This name refers to the Roto Smeets Group, of which the company forms part.