Founded in April 1959 in Tokyo, Japan, SMC Corporation today employs over 20,800 talented employees in 83 countries worldwide. The SMC Group entered the pneumatics market back in 1959 and, since then, we have evolved, together with our customers’ requirements, to build a comprehensive automated control equipment portfolio. 12,000 basic models with over 700,000 variations, designed to provide you with greater competitiveness. Although listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 1989, our most important asset resides in our strong technical expertise. Five technical centres, 2 of them located in Europe (UK & Germany) staffed with 1,600 dedicated engineers, vouch for our technical drive. Technical support that translates into the development of ad-hoc solutions to help tackle your challenges. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our mission; constant communication with our market is the mechanism. 8,700 sales engineers comprise a highly trained sales team that supports and strives to find the best to solution for you.
We are committed to ensuring that SMC is prepared for any emergency and that our business activities will not stop in the event of such an emergency. As a comprehensive manufacturer of automatic control equipment, SMC aims to fulfil our product supply responsibilities and maintain the trust of our customers by contributing to both sustainable growth and the expansion of technological innovations.
In recent years we've seen an increase in natural disasters such as heavy rain, huge earthquakes, and the spread of infectious diseases. These have gravely threatened our lives, our livelihoods, and our property.
In these states of emergencies, many of our customers have found themselves working to maintain and recover their economic activities by switching their production to medical supplies and other daily necessities.
SMC, as a comprehensive manufacturer of automatic control equipment that supports automation, is able to promptly provide products that meet the needs of our customers anywhere in the world.
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Over the past several years, SMC has continued to assume its social responsibility to seriously promote and support sustainability in order to minimise negative impacts on the environment.
SMC, as a leader in the field of pneumatics, constantly seeks to develop newer and greener solutions with CO2 reduction as a top priority. One of the key components of our comprehensive approach is the design of compact and lightweight products. Smaller, lighter products require fewer raw materials for their production and less time to process. In addition, the products themselves use less energy. All of these endeavours contribute to reduced CO2 emissions.
SMC’s fully integrated technical, production, and sales departments are able to respond to our customers’ needs from around the world with a shared goal of finding new methods to effectively protect the environment.
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Read the message given by SMC’s Chairman, endorsing the Corporation’s full commitment to sustainable growth, sustainable society and, in general, to SDGs and Corporate Social Responsibility.
You can also consult the latest figures for the financial year ending 31st March, 2021.