SMC Corporation

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SMC Corporation
Native name
SMC 株式会社
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 6273
TOPIX 100 Component
Industry Machinery
Founded Tokyo (April 27, 1959;61 years ago (1959-04-27))
Headquarters Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
Number of locations
Factories in 28 countries
Subsidiaries in 50 countries
Sales offices in 82 countries
Key people
Yoshiki Takada Representative Director and Vice president

Yoshiyuki Takada Honorary Chairman

Katsunori Maruyama
RevenueIncrease2.svg JP¥ 458 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 3.82 billion) (FY 2014)
Increase2.svg JP¥ 109.5 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 913 million) (FY 2014)
Number of employees
20,853 (2020)
Website Official website [1]
Footnotes /references
[2] [3] [4]

SMC Corporation (SMC 株式会社, SMC Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese TOPIX Large 70 company [5] founded in 1959 [6] as Sintered Metal Corporation, [7] which specializes in pneumatic control engineering to support industrial automation. SMC develops a broad range of control systems and equipment, such as directional control valves, actuators, and air line equipment, to support diverse applications. SMC's head office is located in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The company has a global engineering network, with technical facilities in the United States, Europe and China, as well as Japan. Key production facilities are located in China and Singapore, and local production facilities are in United States, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, India, Korea and Australia. [8]


Market regions

SMC has 400 marketing and sales offices in 81 countries worldwide.

1. North, Central and South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, United States, Venezuela, Costa Rica.

2. Europe

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, U.K., Ukraine

3. Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia

4. Asia/Oceania

Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

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