Member Profile: SMS Group

SMS Group is a single source systems & processing technology provider for the metals industry. As the leading partner in the world of metals, the company provides processing technology, engineering, equipment, components, spare parts, revamps, modernisations, repair & maintenance services, and feasibility studies to the iron, steel, aluminium, non-ferrous, & ferro alloy industries. 

With the passion for metals, the company assists their clients in increasing their shareholder value, product quality and yield, while reducing OPEX & optimising plant lifecycle for various steel, copper & aluminium plants, including forging technology such as open-die-forging (>80), closed-die-forging (>70), ring & wheel rolling (>140), extrusion plants (>230), as well as additive manufacturing and induction heating. Having built both the world’s largest open-die-forging & closed-die-forging plants, SMS group sets the global benchmark for this technology.

SMS group is focussed on the environment. The company’s ECO plants talk to their tradition of sustainability and strive to reduce total plant energy consumption through recovery and reduction technologies. SMS group recently launched wastewater treatment technology, Zero Solid Discharge (ZSD) rids clients direct cooling circuits of oils and grease, guaranteed, that unknowingly runs up maintenance and OPEX bill and becomes an environmental nightmare. This forms part of the company’s already formidable stable of water treatment and recycling solutions.


SMS Group is a German family-owned business with a strong global reputation, established since 1871, (1958 in South Africa), and it follows a philosophy of being technology partners for their clients, supporting them with a locally based team of engineers, backed up by international technology experts.


Company: SMS Group

Contact: Pieter Bezuidenhout

Email: [email protected]