Service Locations – China

Technical Service

Powerful presence

In the world’s largest steel-producing country

SMS group has been active in China since right back in 1904. What hasn't changed over all this time is our commitment to offering customers life-cycle support and assistance with all their daily operations and challenges.

As a full-range supplier, SMS group knows every step and all the equipment from steel to the finished strip. That's the know-how we build on to provide services over the complete life-cycle of your plant - whatever operating tasks you face. Today, SMS Service China is headquartered in Beijing, with branches in Tianjin and Shanghai. Currently, we employ more than 1,000 specialists in China.

All these team members were trained to SMS group standards in our German locations Hilchenbach, Düsseldorf, and Mönchengladbach.

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Spare parts

Whether you want spare parts for metallurgical plants, flat mills, or processing lines; used for long, tube, or forging products, we supply the whole range.

About us

Our mission

New workshops for top service efficiency, dedicated customer focus, and high-quality manufacturing. Strategically, China is the most important market for SMS group. The country has a vast technological and financial potential for fruitful cooperation. Included in the SMS China service portfolio are solutions ranging from spare parts to repairs and modernization, technical support, warehousing, consignment stock, teleservice, training sessions, and electrical and automation systems implementation.

Our mission is simple: to supply you with the latest, state-of-the-art technology. This goes for advances in the production process as well as automation. Ultimately, SMS Service generates quality and efficiency in your production - which ensures the lowest costs for you.

That's reflected in our comprehensive service portfolio. It's designed to get the most for you out of the synergy effects from different service packages such as outsourcing, IMMS, RCM, warehousing, predictive maintenance, training, and consulting.

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Spare parts

Whether you want spare parts for metallurgical plants, flat mills, or processing lines; used for long, tube, or forging products, we supply the whole range.

That means you can rely on us for:

  • Standard parts
  • Catalogue parts
  • Parts manufactured locally or abroad
  • Hydraulic, electrical and mechanical spare parts

Also available to you are supplies for all stages from steelmaking to processing lines, such as:

  • Aluminum and copper spares
  • Long/forging/tube products
  • Customized quality to SMS standards, and to your requirements

Fast reaction and short lead times

We offer you modular, machine-specific spare parts solutions geared to your individual needs. Included here are rapid, on-call supply of spare parts, regular spare part packages, and complete spare part warehousing. Our warehousing solution covers the entire program: planning, procurement, and logistics. As a result, you get quick and reliable spare parts supply, high planning security, and low capital tie-up. This naturally boosts your plant availability and ensures cost-effective production.

  • Advanced spare parts
  • Storage of critical spare parts for short delivery times
  • Life-cycle optimization
  • Installation service
  • Stored quantity management
  • Euro and RMB business: Euro sales support between SMS group in Germany and Chinese customers
  • RMB spare parts: Import transfer management (imported spare parts from Germany payable in local currency), Local manufacturing in SMS group workshops, Local sourcing under SMS group quality control

Service

Technical support

Annual shut-down technical support service, Malfunctions and troubleshooting service, Update and modification service

We are your first point of contact when you require SMS group experts for full backup service. It could be anything from technology support to product development, process and plant services, optimization, inspection, maintenance, repair, or technical assistance.

Your benefits
One contact person for all your spare parts needs
Integrated, complete spare parts knowledge
Guaranteed functioning with our spares
Best price and quality

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Workshops

SMS Siemag Technology (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.

Our Tianjin workshop, located in Tianjin Xiqing Economic Development Area, was established in May 2012. The first phase of the Tianjin workshop occupies 14,500 m² of land and 5,600 m² of building space. It's strategically located near several major highways - just 10 km from downtown Tianjin and 33 km from Tianjin airport.

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SMS Meer Engineering (China) Ltd.

Let us introduce you to SMS Meer Engineering (China) Ltd. (SMEC), our workshop in Shanghai. It was founded in 2010 after completion of the first construction phase. The second phase was finished in March 2014. Now we are already building the third part of the complex.

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Zinc pot roll coating

SMS group is the only service provider in China that offers overhauls using a system developed by Tocalo Co. Ltd. of Japan. It's a latest-technology tungsten carbide/ cobalt high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) coating system for bath rolls in continuous galvanizing lines. Our know-how guarantees state-of-the-art maintenance of your zinc pot equipment.

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Furnace roll manufacturing, plating, and coating

Here you can see first-class equipment and advanced technology neatly incorporated into our furnace roll products and services. That's all you need to keep your continuous annealing and galvanizing lines producing high-quality products with minimal downtimes. The SMS group Tianjin workshop is the exclusive supplier (worldwide competence center) of a state-of-the-art tungsten carbide (HVOF/plasma) coating system. It coats all types of furnace rolls used in CGL and CAL lines.

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Work roll chroming

SMS group is the only service provider in China that offers overhauls using a system developed by Tocalo Co. Ltd. of Japan. It's a latest-technology tungsten carbide/ cobalt high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) coating system for bath rolls in continuous galvanizing lines. Our know-how guarantees state-of-the-art maintenance of your zinc pot equipment.

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Electric discharge texturing (EDT)

The advanced texturing process known as electric discharge texturing (EDT) replaces conventional shot blasting. What's unique to this new process is that it provides a superior surface finish on work rolls used in steel cold rolling mills. Plus, it achieves the same great results on aluminum hot and cold rolling mills.

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Spare parts manufacturing and assembly

Whether you want multiple replacement components, single parts, or complete units, you benefit from manufacturing with OEM quality assurance. That means you can rely on much higher availability along with lower costs.

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Hydraulic cylinder testing station

You depend on your hydraulic cylinders especially because their failure would result in complete shutdown. Yet they need to take extreme loads. To prevent disruptions, you require full pressure, friction, and dynamic balance testing. Whatever you need, SMEC Shanghai provides the right solution for you. A prime example is our hydraulic cylinder testing station, which is one of the world's largest.

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Spindle revamping

SMEC Shanghai revamps and repairs all types of conventional Sieflex FM spindle, converting them into brand-new tube-type models. We also upgrade cross-type spindles to slipper-type versions.

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Copper mold refurbishment

Also available from SMS group China are full mold maintenance services. We are ideally placed to do this in our Shanghai facility with its modern machining set up, process know-how, and foreign-trained employees.

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