Who are we?

At Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV, connection is in our DNA.


Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV is a leading company in a wide range of activities: pipelines, (waste) water treatment, swimming pool technology, district heating and water distribution & connections.  On industrial sites Visser & Smit Hanab stands for above & underground piping and cabling.


Half a century after its establishment, Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV’s expansion of activities and continual growth have led to its leadership position in a number of fields.


Anticipating new technologies, an eye for development and growing apace with developments in piping and water treatment form the basis of our outstanding reputation.


Our clients are government agencies, utilities and industrial companies.


We don’t just guarantee the proper construction of connections, but can also manage the whole project should the need arise. From engineering to implementation and management, inspection and maintenance, Visser & Smit Hanab is there for you every step of the way.


Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV got started in 1947 as a family business specialising in the laying of water pipelines under the name Aquavia SA/NV. Gradually the construction of waste water collectors and sewers was added. Aquavia SA/NV subsequently became active in the construction of water treatment plants and the design of swimming pools.


In 1976 the burgeoning company was acquired by the Dutch “Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin” group. In 2000 Aquavia SA/NV became part of Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV.


Four years later the Sint-Gillis-Waas division (industrial cabling and industry/piping) was added, and all Belgian activities were combined under the new name Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV.


From that point on, the company began to focus increasingly on working for industry. In just a short stretch of time Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV was able to acquire almost all the major companies in the Antwerp and Ghent port areas as customers. Visser & Smit Hanab SA/NV has now also become a major player in the construction of large-scale power cable routes. The activities in the past that made the company what it is remain just as important today.

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