Message from the General Manager

General Manager Toon Streppel

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for visiting our website and please let me introduce AppliTek to you.

Our company was founded in 1985 by the Laurier family. Our headquarters and R&D / manufacturing / engineering facilities are located on the industrial park “De Prijkels” of the city Nazareth in Belgium.

Our company is about 30 minutes driving from the European Capital, Brussels, and 40 minutes from the second largest petrochemical harbor in the world, Antwerp, and 2 hours from Paris, France.

Our credo: “In business to serve you” is gaining more and more importance, in this interconnected world, where our world is one big village. Therefore should you have any comment or query about our company, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will amaze you with our quick feedback. If not, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at toon.streppel (at)

Thanks to you all, we were able to celebrate AppliTek’s 35th birthday back in 2020. Also, 2016 was remarkable in that respect that we were the first company in Europe that got certified ISO 9001-2015. In 2017, finally, we were acquired by Hach company.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished at AppliTek, starting with my father and mother in 1985,” said former AppliTek President and CEO David Laurier. “I am thrilled to have AppliTek join Hach, as they are an ideal partner to help us scale globally and to continue to invest in our technology. This is a great opportunity for AppliTek employees to join an industry leader, as I’m confident Hach will build on the recent momentum for years to come.”

Since 2017 we have been growing the business above market average working together with the Hach family and integrating into the Hach organization. We have made several steps in professionalizing our internal organization also resulting in getting the ISO 45001 certificate in 2021.

Last but not least, I would like to thank herewith all our stakeholders, specially our dedicated team, our sales partners, vendors and our customers for their motivation, dedication and confidence in AppliTek in the last 35+ years.

Sincerely yours,

Toon Streppel

General Manager AppliTek NV