Our mission

All over the world, SMS group stands for future-oriented technology and outstanding service in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the metals industry. We use our 150 years of experience and our unique expertise in metallurgy, industrial processes, and digitalization to create new perspectives for our industry through continuous innovation – also beyond our core business. We are the right partner for challenging projects and consistently harness new potential for our customers throughout the entire life cycle of their plant and equipment.

In doing so, we lay the foundation for aligning value creation, sustainability, and responsibility – and we work with our partners to fulfill our role as a pioneer on the road to a sustainable and carbon-neutral metals industry. As a global player with German roots and a family of more than 14,400 employees, we take our responsibility for our industry and for society as a whole seriously.

Corporate values

For 150 years, our journey has been accompanied by our values ACT, SHARE, CARE, INNOVATE and SUCCEED. Our values have always been an integral part of the success and growth of our family business. They are a promise to our customers, our employees and distinguish us as a company on our mission to #turningmetalsgreen. Our values are what shapes us at SMS and what drives us to be successful in the future.

ACT. We take ownership and are empowered

With autonomy and flexibility, we have the freedom to take decisions. We act purposefully to achieve the goals of the company. 

SHARE. We value teamwork and global cooperation

We share and seek advice from our colleagues. We celebrate different perspectives and proactively strive to find solutions.

CARE. We build our culture on diversity and integrity

We respect and trust each other and look out for people’s health, safety and wellbeing. We are socially and environmentally responsible.

INNOVATE. We drive excellence and sustainable innovation

We foster sustainability by developing green solutions. We are passionately committed to continuous improvement.

SUCCEED. We understand our customers and create value for them.

We listen, we ask, we learn. We adapt to local needs and reliably deliver outstanding services and products.

Annual report 2022


At a glance | Facts and figures

Order intake: EUR 4,612 million*

*2022 fiscal year

Locations: More than 100 offices and workshops

in 30 countries

Employees: More than 14,400*

*Average with apprentices/others