Lifecycle partnership Performance

Lifecycle Partnership

As a global, leading partner for the metals industry, we are committed to the success of our customers and strive to enhance performance along the entire value chain of the global production of steel, aluminium and copper.

We at SMS group bring unique expertise to the world of metal production. Starting with feasibility studies, process basics and portfolio analysis, we accompany our partners from the initial construction of steel plants to the modernization of existing facilities all the way to 24/7 full-service and the latest in digitalization. Through personal dialog and hands-on consulting, we consistently endeavor towards greater efficiency, lower operating costs, increased productivity and better product quality. We ensure your plants run for decades.

What does Lifecycle Partnership mean to us?

Well, you could say we know metals. It’s what we’ve been doing since the year 1871 and it is exactly this core competence that lies in the intersection of mechanical equipment, automation, software, consulting and services that creates the unique synergies for our partners – for the continuous lifespan of a plant.

Plants, performance and know-how form the three main pillars at SMS group, which interact to unlock optimization, flexibility and upgrade potentials. From complex automation, digitalization, spare parts and smart maintenance as well as customized training programs – we offer a one of a kind portfolio geared toward all your requirements throughout the metallurgical process.

The SMS group is the number 1 partner for enhancing performance by ensuring optimum availability, quality, output volume, cost risk as well as sustainability and safety throughout every phase of metal production.

Talk to us and we’ll be happy to explain in further detail why we call it “Lifecycle Partnership”.

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Service | Digitalization
MMK, Russia: Maintenance outsourcing

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel (MMK) ranks among Russia’s largest steel producers, accounting for 20% of the country’s production. Founded in 1932, the company today covers the entire process chain of iron and steel making – from ore through to strip processing. The relationship between MMK and SMS group dates back to these beginnings, ranging from the construction and delivery of complete mills to modernizations, revamps, spare part deliveries, multiple service contracts and cooperations. There is almost too much to mention, without writing a book about it. So, let’s focus on just a few of the more pre-eminent examples.

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Automation | Service
EZDK, Egypt: Modernization and service for CSP® plant

On the day the Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company, also known as EZDK, and SMS group decided to cooperate on the construction of a brand new CSP® plant, no one could have imagined how well this partnership would stand the test of time. It did, and very successfully too, as we will find out.

Pioneered by SMS group, CSP® technology revolutionized the world of flat steel production. EZDK recognized the potential and made the right decision.

Explore our success stories

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Business models
Performance improvements with digitally integrated lifecycle services and performance-based subscription models

Our business models for integrated solutions and new value propositions

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Remote service
24/7/365 X-Pact® Service always ready to support customers worldwide

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Modernization | Service
Complete modernization of 20-MN extrusion press at Erbslöh Aluminium

Product portfolio expanded

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Consulting | Modernization
Maximum occupational safety in repair and maintenance modes

Joint project with Ilsenburger Grobblech for rolling mill stand

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Maghreb Steel: One step ahead with digitalization

SMS digital is supporting Maghreb Steel on the path to the learning steel plant

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Digital infrastructure
The digital twin – More than a virtual representation of the real world

Digital solutions already facilitate production planning and quality optimization and make it easier for plant operators to keep a close eye on their plants' condition.