Global engineering network. Technical centers are located in the United States, Europe and China, as well as Japan.
Following the basic concept of developing products from the customer?s standpoint, SMC is dedicating a large staff and large financial resources to research and development. This is undertaken to promote research on basic technology with future potential ant to produce products that are adapted to the needs of the marketplace in a timely manner. To provide positive and speedy response to the problems presented by customers throughout the world, technical centers have been established in the United States, Europe and China, creating a powerful global engineering network with Japan as its nucleus. All of the technical centers share information and maintain close contact in order to quickly respond to requirements locally, and to offer the same high quality of technical service throughout the world.
The Japan Technical Center has expanded to a new twin-tower building from where it will oversee worldwide technical development.
JTC (Japan Technical Center), Japan
The JTC staffed with 1,050 employees and the center of SMC research and development, produces and products for the global market based on our customers? current and future needs.
CTC (China Technical Center), China
The CTC strengthens the system through product development and technical services with about 60 employees in order to quickly respond to a wide range of needs and requirements in the Chinese market.
UTC (US Technical Center), U.S.A.
The UTC is enhancing engineering capabilities to quickly respond to customers? needs through product development and technical services offered in the North American market. Approximately 140 employees deal with various requirements from customers.
ETC (European Technical Centre), U.K.
The ETC has been established in the existing SMC U.K. factory site in Milton Keynes. Here, approximately 60 experienced engineers from SMC European subsidiaries are gathered to handle projects from their respective countries. This has enable improved communication, faster and more accurate information, and a higher level of customer satisfaction.
GTC (German Technical Centre), Germany
In the European industrial centre, the GTC with about 50 employees develops products and provides technical services by quickly responding to customers? requirements.