Consulting & training

Technical service
Building on experience

However, not only a service partner for your plants and machines, SMS group is also there for your staff. Furthermore, You can enroll on standardized and individual training programs designed for you by our SMS TECademy. That ensures you strengthen your competence as a plant owner. Click here for more information. 


Implementation directly on site

Whether you want an analysis, a study, or an action plan: our consulting service is only the beginning. That’s because our experts will be happy to assist you with local implementation. We make sure our solutions don’t just look good on paper, but also prove effective in practice.

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Fact-finding audits

Identifying improvement potentials and optimizing processes are vital to your business. So, if you require a quick evaluation of your equipment's current state, the best starting point is a fact-finding audit. This involves an expert SMS team assessing your relevant business areas, for example maintenance and production, as well as the associated equipment. We can also analyze other business units which are not directly involved, such as production or administration. Then, we document the results and present them to you in an action plan for future improvement.

Your Benefits At A Glance:

  • Reliable, in-depth analysis
  • Recommendations for improvements
  • High transparency due to structured, consistent documentation 
  • Action plan
  • Independent assessment as a basis for decisions
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Technical assistance

To help you ensure and improve your plant and maintenance performance, our experts advise you on a range of technical services. Included here is on- site assistance regarding all technical or process-related issues. Do you want to optimize or diversify your product mix? This is another area where we can provide invaluable support. Applying feasibility studies, we assess your product portfolio in terms of quality, output, or new products. Should you require a longer-term cooperation, we tailor our services to your needs as long as you want.

Services that help you succeed:

  • Technical consulting 
  • Process consulting
  • Maintenance concepts
  • Feasibility studies
  • CMMS support

Oil film bearings

X-Roll® Oil Bearing

Hydrodynamic roll-neck bearings from SMS group are highly advanced and elementary components of modern rolling mill technology. That's because they support the load-bearing backup rolls. Even under extremely tough operating conditions, they ensure long roll service life and minimal maintenance outlay. This is how roll-neck bearings contribute substantially to meeting the high requirements for optimal final strip geometry.

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SMSgroup Weiss, Karsten

Karsten Weiss

SMS group GmbH
General Manager TECademy
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach-Dahlbruch

Phone : +49 2733 29 2358

SMSgroup Buttgereit, Rolf

Rolf Buttgereit

SMS group GmbH
Technical Service Consulting
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 3553