Desmet Engineering: mechanical engineering and more

About us


Machine building

Turning and milling

Industrial parts

Our story 

Desmet Engineering is the only player in the area that offers machine building, turning & milling work and industrial parts under one roof.


We take care of everything in every aspect of your challenges in your production environment.  Our team of experienced engineers and professionals will always look for the best solution for you. Whether it be a design or the development of a new machine, a modification to an existing machine, maintenance or repairs or the necessary components and repair parts.  You will find it all at Desmet Engineering.  We will advise and support you with your challenge.

Our history

The Desmet and Ooigem families have been inseparably connected with each other since 1820. What once started as a traditional village mission, later developed into a farrier business. Since 1880, the enterprise focused on the construction of innovative agricultural machinery. Later on, the production of machines for industrialised flax-growing proved to be the ideal springboard for specialising in the manufacture of customised machines for numerous industrial sectors.


In 1950, Desmet Engineering moved to its present site at the Wielsbeeksestraat. Here, Arnould Desmet handed over the baton to his son Stefaan, who took over from 1998. With the support of sons Olivier and Vincent, Desmet Engineering has in the 21st century become a synonym for a partner that also excels in the distribution of industrial parts, turning and milling work and additional qualitative services.

Our assets

  • Everything under one roof: design & machine building, turning & milling work, industrial parts
  • Main distributor of the top brands Festo, Bata, Tsubaki, SKF etc.
  • Experience in various sectors: wood, metal, textiles, plastics, food etc.
  • Qualified employees with experience
  • Professionalism