SMC runs production facilities for series productions and special solutions all over the world. One of its largest investments in Europe is the Czech production site in Vyškov near Brno.
At Vyškov site SMC focuses on the production of standard components for the drive and control technology for pneumatic and electrical systems. Across an area of around 135,000 sqm and a 31,000-sqm shop floor, there is ample space to cater customer requirements throughout Europe. To address the increasing demand for industrial automation components in Europe, the factory is to be further expanded in the coming years.
Being part of the high-tech group SMC Corporation, the factory manufactures all products according to the highest Japanese standards and productivity norms. Processes are managed according to traditional Japanese principles of KAIZEN and GEMBA. Continuous innovation is guaranteed by five R&D centers (Japan, China, Germany, England, and USA) and by a stable company growth and culture, and 1-shift operation. The location is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Hence, Vyškov production site is subject to annual audits.
Broad product range – from cylinders to valve manifolds
SMC’s standard portfolio ranges from air preparation, sensors, valves and fittings to actuators and vacuum equipment. Vyškov site currently is specialized in the manufacturing of actuators, electric actuators and different air line equipment.
Cylinders: C55, C75, C76, C85, C(P)96, CQ2, CQM, CQS,MGP, MGQ, CG1, CG5, CJ2, CM2, CY, MY
Valve manifolds: SY3/5/7000, JSY, VQZ, VQC, VV100, SV
Electric actuators: LEF, LEY, LER
Filters and air combinations: AFF, AM, AMD, AC-D
Vacuum Pads: ZP3
Top employer of the region with steadily growing workforce
Where there used to be 26 there are currently more than 300 employees producing "made to order" components for the European market. With is fast growing number of employees, Vyškov site has evolved to be one of the top employers of the region near Brno. Vyškov factory is committed to a clean working environment, safety for man and machine, and short lead times.
Milestones in the history of Vyškov factory
|2015||Phase 2 (ramp-up of the second manufacturing hall)|
|2014||Establishment of a state-of-the-art showroom presenting products and various technologies|
SMC Industrial Automation CZ s.r.o.
682 01 Vyškov
Tel: +420 517 544 111
Fax: +420 517 544 611