SMC is the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics. With 12,000 basic products and over 700,000 variations SMC offers solutions from air preparation, instrumentation, through to valves, and actuators covering practically every single step in the automation process.
SMC was established in 1959, in Tokyo, Japan, as a Sintered Metal Filters and filtration systems manufacturer. The evolution from the basics pneumatics to the more sophisticated automation solution, has granted SMC a global market share of 30%, and a 65% in the Japanese market.
With its headquarters in Tokyo, SMC counts with 500 sales offices in 83 countries worldwide, offering automation solutions in all 5 continents. A sales force of 8,300 sales engineers always in close communication to our customers.
SMC not only stands for global and unique supplier but also stands for Innovation. For three consecutive year, Forbes included SMC in its list of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world.
SMC´s 36 production facilities around the globe and its overall global network guarantee a stable and continuous supply of high quality and innovative products anywhere in the world.