Corporate Summary

*As of End of March 2018

Company name SMC Corporation
Established April 27,1959
Chairman
President
Chairman Yoshiyuki Takada
President Katsunori Maruyama
Stock exchange listing Tokyo Stock Exchange first section
Net sales 591.0 Billion Yen(Consolidated)*
Number of employees 19,680(Consolidated)*
Capital stock 61 Billion Yen
Equity ratio 84.3%*
Rating AA [R&I(Rating and Investment Information,Inc.)]*
Head Office Akihabara UDX15F, 4-14-1,
Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0021, JAPAN
Telephone: 03-5207-8271
Facsimile: 03-5298-5361
https://www.smcworld.com
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Sales Network (Japan) 54 sales offices in the major cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, etc*
Production Facilities (Japan) 6 factory locations in Soka, Tsukuba, Shimotsuma, Kamaishi, Tono and Yamatsuri
Technical Development Centers Japan, the United States, Europe and China
Overseas Sales Network 500 Sales offices in 83 countries/regions
Overseas Production Facilities Factories in 30 countries
Purpose of Business Manufacture, processing and sales of automatic control equipment
Manufacture and sales of sintered filters and various types of filtration equipment

Operating Results

Corporate History

1959

Established in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan under the name of Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Sintered Metal Corporation) with the business objective of the manufacture and sales of sintered metal filters by power metallurgy.

1961

Started manufacture and sales of pneumatic air line equipment. (Air F.R.L. units)

1964

Manufacture and sales of automatic control equipment added to business objectives.

1967

Embarked on overseas operations with capital participation in SMC Pneumatics (Australia) Pty. Ltd. and incorporation into a wholly owned subsidiary in 1980.

1968

Soka 1st Factory completed.

1970

Started manufacture and sales of actuators (air cylinders).

1971

Started manufacture and sales of directional control equipment (direct operated solenoid valves).

1973

Soka 2nd Factory completed.

1974

SMC Pneumatics (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary established in Singapore.

1977

SMC Corporation of America (changed name from SMC Pneumatics, Inc. in 2001), a wholly owned subsidiary established in the U.S.A.

1978

SMC Pneumatics (U.K.) Ltd. in the U.K. and SMC Pneumatik GmbH in Germany, wholly owned subsidiaries established.

1981

Capital participation in SMC Italia S.p.A. in Italy and incorporation into a consolidated subsidiary.

1983

Tsukuba Factory completed.

1986

Company name changed to SMC Corporation.

SMC Manufacturing (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary established.

1987

Stocks listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1988

Tsukuba 2nd Factory completed.

1989

Stocks listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1991

Kamaishi Factory and Japan Technical Center completed.

1994

Yamatsuri Factory completed and SMC (China) Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary established.

1995

SMC Pneumatics Korea Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary established.

1997

Tono Factory completed.

1998

Acquired ISO 9001 certification.

1999

Acquired ISO 14001 certification.

2000

Completed the 2nd building of the Japan Technical Center.

European Technical Centre established in the U.K. and SMC (Beijing) Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in China, a wholly owned subsidiary established.

2001

Completed the rebuilding of the 3rd building of the Soka 1st Factory.

2002

The U.S. Technical Center established in the U.S.A.

2005

Completed the rebuilding of the 1st building of the Soka 1st Factory and the Distribution Center.

2006

Moved Head Office to Akihabara UDX building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

2007

Completed the rebuilding of the Soka 2nd Factory and China Technical Center established in China.

2009

Completed the New Head Office and Factory of SMC Corporation of America.

2013

Shimotsuma Factory completed.

Completed the new factory building of the Tono Factory.

2017

Completed the Yamatsuri 2nd Factory.

2018

Completed the 1st Factory of SMC Vietnam.