Upgrades &

Technical service
Keep your plant state-of-the-art

Even plants "built to last" need to be critically examined from time to time, because markets and production processes are continuously evolving. Together with you, our service experts will find the best revamp options for your requirements. Once again bang up to date, your plants will then be ready to bolster your strong position on the market.

Our modernization services help you get the most out of technical progress. Here is how: by upgrading your existing plants and machines to improve both productivity and product quality. Or consult us to plan a change-over to new products and variants. You'll see that, even after years, old plants can be successfully adapted to current market needs.


Achieve more with less

Customized supply for top plant availability

There are many ways you benefit from our innovations after a revamp. Most importantly for the environment as well as your balance sheet, you save resources with green technology and low energy consumption. New equipment also improves your plant's operational reliability. Using modern, computer based control modules, you can effectively monitor and control processes - down to the last detail . That ensures not only close tolerances and best-quality production, but also much greater plant availability.

Service at a glance

Tap into the latest technologies with a revamp from SMS, including for example:

  • Value-added components
  • Mechanical components
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical control systems
  • Automation equipment

Your benefits:

  • Better product quality
  • Lower production and maintenance costs
  • Lower consumption of resources
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Value-added components

Get more, stay ahead

Innovative, high-tech components from SMS measurably add value to your plants. Most impressive of all: you'll notice a whole range of performance-boosting improvements. Replacing worn-out components is a given, but have you thought about upgrading key parts for even better results? You are virtually guaranteed to succeed because our value-added components will advance your plants to the next level. Just call or write for details and see for yourself!

SMS stands for longer service life, less maintenance, and better plant performance

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Full-line modernization

Powered by leading-edge technology

We help you compete and succeed in the years ahead - with our modernization packages designed just for you. Then, throughout the project, our experts from R&D, design, manufacturing, and maintenance supervise all stages. That ensures your revamp goes smoothly. Why implement new technologies in your existing plant? Because you'll achieve these goals:

Higher production, larger product mix and lower lifecycle costs.

Custom-designed solutions - whatever your system

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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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Clean Lance System
Tower roll cloth for hot-dip galvanizing lines


SMSgroup Tesè, Pino

Pino Tesè

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Technical Service
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 3508
Fax : +49 2161 350 1980

SMSgroup Kahlen, Johannes

Johannes Kahlen

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Technical Service
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 2800
Fax : +49 2161 350 1980

SMSgroup Benfer, Frank

Frank Benfer

SMS group GmbH
Oil film bearings
Wiesenstrasse 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Phone : +49 2733 29 2748
Fax : +49 2733 29 772748


Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.