SMS group

SMS group is a global, leading partner for the metal industry. As a family-owned business headquartered in Germany, quality and innovation is in our DNA. We are committed to the success of our customers and strive to add value along the entire value chain of the global metal industry.

SMS group K.K. was founded in 2012 for Japanese customers who place great demands on quality and design of SMS group´s products, technologies and services. Our Tokyo office builds a bridge between you, the customer, and SMS companies which offers an excellent basis for providing best individual solutions for you.

Product range

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Worldwide, buyers of products made from steel and nonferrous metals demand ever higher standards. This even applies to the materials used to manufacture these products because they must also offer feature special properties. SMS group provides a broad spectrum of innovative technologies, plants, and services.

SMS group and Paul Wurth S.A. are your experienced partner for this product division.

  • Agglomeration plants
  • Coke making technology
  • Blast furnaces
  • Hot metal treatment
  • Midrex direct reduction plant
  • Residue recycling technology
  • Submerged Arc Furnace
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SMS group offers you BOF converters for carbon steel or AOD-L converters for stainless steel. Whether long, low-wear converter campaigns, low-maintenance or even maintenance-free components, perfect yet fast treatment results, quick converter changes - this is how our converters are built.

  • Converter steelmaking (BOF)
  • AOD and VOD technology
  • Secondary and tertiary metallurgy
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Nothing succeeds like success with ARCCESS® electric arc furnace technology from SMS group. All components are dedicated to cutting the cost of electric steel production. This makes your investment pay off even faster. We build on decades of experience in electric arc furnaces, metallurgy, and optimized processes to offer you the most cost- effective solutions.

  • SHARC (Shaft Arc Furnace)
  • Conarc® (Converter arcing)
  • ARCCESS® - Primary Energy Melter (PEM)
  • S/EAF
  • Secondary and tertiary metallurgy
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Available from SMS group is the full range of machinery and plants for metallurgical processing of aluminum, copper and copper alloys. Customized to your requirements, all our solutions are designed for efficiency and resource saving.


  • Melting furnaces

Copper and Copper alloys

  • Anode processes
  • Converter process
  • Electrolysis
  • Leaching
  • Refining
  • Smelting
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Additive manufacturing is a key technology for future production processes. SMS group is a frontrunner in this development and supplies plant technology for the production of high-quality, high-purity metal powder for 3D-printing. Moreover SMS group runs its own pilot plant for powder atomization which enables us to offer customer solutions based on reliable results.

  • Powder atomization plant
  • Metalfab1 by Additive Industries
  • Post processing
  • Plant automation
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SMS group can supply a broad range of plants and machinery for efficient casting of various material grades. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies from SMS group, you manufacture semi-finished goods with a perfectly homogeneous microstructure and flat, crack-free surfaces.

  • Belt casting technology
  • Continuous caster for flat & long products
  • Ingot preparation for aluminum
  • Casting plants for aluminum
  • Associated equipment & Heat treatment lines for aluminum
  • Copper rod & Tube lines
  • Vertical and horizontal casting for copper & copper alloys
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Depending on your final products and production volume, SMS group develops customized solutions, from complete new plants to modernizations and service schemes for existing equipment. As a system supplier, we offer you not only mechanics, but also electrical and automation systems, plus technological expertise from a single source boosting your competitiveness in the market.

  • CSP® technology
  • Heavy plate mills
  • Hot rolling mills (steel, aluminium, copper)
  • Reheating furnaces
  • Steckel mill
  • Plate stretchers
  • Bar and wire rod mills
  • Section and billet mills
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There is almost no end to the uses of high-grade steel strip in today's world. What´s important to you is not only high flexibility and product quality but also sustained and cost-effective operation of your plants. Opting for our efficient plant designs means you can rely on achieving the precise strip reduction and high surface qualities you want. High productivity and availability as well as low maintenance provide the basis for money-saving production.

  • 18-HS mills
  • 20-High mills
  • Reversing cold mills
  • Tandem cold mills
  • CCM®
  • Skin pass mills
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Whatever you want - from strip and section thermal treatment to processing and quality assurance - you'll find a full range available from SMS group. Our cutting-edge automation, resource-saving process technology and high equipment flexibility enable you to react rapidly to new market demands.

  • Annealing and galvanizing line
  • Color coating lines
  • Pickling lines
  • Silicon steel lines
  • Stainless steel line
  • Tinplate lines
  • Heat and chemical treatment line
  • Plate stretchers
  • Bright steel lines
  • Drawing lines and finishing equipment
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SMS group offers fully automated forging plants and press lines. The comprehensive process and material know-how from decades of experience forms the basis for the intelligent control systems for implementing modern forging technologies. This is how you'll achieve flexible production, plus developing new products in steel, non-ferrous and aluminum industries.

  • Open-die forging presses
  • Closed-die forging presses
  • Powder presses
  • Radial forging machines
  • Ring rolling machines
  • Wheel rolling machines
  • Forging rolls
  • Extrusion presses
  • Handling and auxiliary equipment
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SMS group has more than 130 years of experience in the production of tubes and pipes and is the only provider able to offer the full line of products and services for steel tube production. We provide everything from customized machines to turnkey integrated plants - always precisely to your specifications for steel, aluminium, non-ferrous and copper & copper alloys.

  • Large-diameter pipe plants
  • ERW welded tube plants
  • Spiral pipe plants
  • Seamless tube plants
  • Tube extrusion presses
  • Cold pilger mills
  • Finishing lines
  • Copper tube lines
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What's special about SMS minimills is that they directly link casting and rolling. We have banked 40 years of experience in continuous development of new minimill standards. Whether you produce billets or strip, our minimills stand out for extra-low energy consumption. Good production results, high flexibility, top reliability, and smooth processes are convincing arguments for our minimill solutions.

  • CSP® technology
  • Long product minimills



Belt casting technology

New to steelmaking is our BCT® - Belt Casting Technology for horizontal near-net-shape casting of flat steel products.

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Proper slag process in the EAF is a basic requirement for any advanced steel making facility. Foaming slag generation and use along with safe handling is required to achieve best EAF performances.

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Laser Light Section Measurement from TBK

TBK contactless precision measurement equipment for optimal production processes.

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TS-Pro Sampler

Manual sampling from the Slag Door has always been risky and not fully reliable. Use of latest technologies allows automatic sampling and beyond.

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Your Contact

SMSgroup Watanabe, Akitoshi

Akitoshi Watanabe

SMS group K.K.
Managing Director
Sapia Tower 14F
1-7-12 Marunouchi
Tokyo 100-0005

Phone : +81 3 5293 0201
Fax : +81 3 5293 0202

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SMS group K.K
Sapia Tower 14F
1-7-12 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0005, Japan

Phone: +81 3 5293 0201
Fax: +81 3 5293 0202
Email: info-japan@sms-group.com