The know-how to produce advanced material

As a steelmaker, you need to consistently meet the growing expectations of various industries. That requires wide-ranging know-how about plant technology and operation, processes, quality assurance, and certification procedures. Essential for this is comprehensive understanding of manufacturing processes and the documentation your customers require. SMS group provides the full range of consultancy services you need to be a successful and reliable partner.

Our core team consists of specialists with a wealth of production experience. Also on board are experts in certification and qualification processes, former line operators and plant managers, plus metallurgists and process engineers from the aluminum and steel industries. All this ensures you'll stand out from the crowd and boost your profit.

Key features

  • More than 230 industry experts
  • Over 2.000 years of experience in production, automation, inspection, and metallurgy
  • Expertise in aluminum and steel production routes in America, Europe, China, Korea, and Japan


  • Plant and equipment

    Obviously, the right equipment is essential for high-end steel grades. We plan new plants meticulously after analyzing your purposes. What’s important for revamps is examining the capability of your existing installations to identify the optimum technical improvements.

  • Organization and operation

    This includes effective organization of the material flow, operations, and maintenance. It’s equally important to ensure the individual plants operate smoothly and to develop troubleshooting strategies. Another way of boosting efficiency is implementing standardized procedures, e.g. for documentation, quality management, and production planning.

  • Processes

    Invaluable to you as a steel producer are grade books that detail formulas, preconditions, parameters, and treatment. Using them, you can rely on accurate descriptions of the operating processes and parameters required for your products. That includes the conditions for chemical analysis, steelmaking, casting, rolling, heat treatment, and surface treatment along the entire process chain.

  • Quality

    Automotive manufacturers demand consistent, well-documented quality you can only achieve with tight production control. You need to know the test methods implemented as well as where and how often samples are taken. Seamless analysis, identification, and elimination of defects are vital. Finally, downgrading strategies for non-compliant materials reduce financial losses.

  • Qualification

    A further success factor is certification. Some certification procedures take place annually and require compliance with general quality standards (e.g. ISO9000) as well as specific industry standards (e.g. automotive industry: TS 16949). Next comes qualification and part approvals for individual manufacturers, which involves meeting a variety of customer-specific benchmarks and regulations. To make the grade here, you must prove you can consistently satisfy organizational standards and produce the material qualities required.

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