In a world where innovation and change is king, SMC Pneumatics is proud of its title as the world’s leading expert in pneumatics.
The privately-owned Japanese company, which operates in 29 countries throughout Europe, has spent the last 50 years building a global business focusing on traditional, personal customer relationships whilst being at the cutting edge of product innovation and development.
SMC Pneumatics said: “The only constant in the automation sector is change but we are proud of our record for being a constant trusted supplier, yesterday, today and tomorrow. We recognise that it’s our customers that drive our business and through our network of 4,500 sales support engineers we have the capacity to learn about our customers’ industries and businesses from the inside out so that we guarantee delivering optimum solutions.”
At a time of global recession, SMC has been enjoying year on year growth and in the past six years has continued to invest in its people and increase its global sales locations to 360 in 78 countries.
This investment means that local engineers are available to answer detailed technical questions, design customer specific specials and even develop new products and technologies.
SMC added: “We believe that having local engineers is critical to our customer-focused product development process. This has enabled us to develop programmes to improve cost efficiencies and promote the benefits of cost-saving products to our customers, which means we are better placed than ever to continue meeting customer needs with innovative solutions.”
SMC is recognised as the global technology leader in the pneumatic industry and offers over 11,000 basic products with over 600,000 variations.¬† It has a diverse customer base from Semiconductor to Automotive and Medical to Mining & Aggregates.