Our Company


From the turn of the year 2013/2014 on, Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG) will reorganize its business operations.

SMAG is the holding company that will manage and coordinate the operating companies. All business operations will then be done by independent subsidiaries as follows:

  • Grab business will be done by PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH, Salzgitter. This company also controls the China and India subsidiaries. This group of company is the world market leader in grabs technology.
  • Mining equipment and special-purpose vehicle business will be pooled within HERBST SMAG Mining Technologies GmbH, Braunschweig.
  • The open-pit drilling rig business activities will be performed by NORDMEYER SMAG Drilling Technologies GmbH, Peine.
  • Matec GmbH, Döbeln (Saxony), will do the driver´s cabins business.
  • Antenna mast business will be managed by SMAG Mobile Antenna Masts GmbH, Salzgitter.

Our market position

Our worldwide leading market position is the result of strong problem-solving capabilities, superior products that have set standards in the industry, a powerful global sales force, and complete worldwide service.

Our expertise

At SMAG, we use our expertise in metal and heavy steel construction combined with hydraulics and electrical engineering know how to manufacture grabs, cabs, mobile antenna masts, mobile mining equipment and special-purpose vehicles. Shipping companies, port operating companies, dock crane, mobile crane and construction equipment manufacturers as well as special-purpose vehicle manufacturer, European armed forces and mining and drilling companies are counted among the group´s customers.

Staff and sales volume

SMAG is currently employing a staff of about 900 at its Salzgitter-Bad, Braunschweig, Peine, Döbeln and Shanghai locations. The 2012/2013 financial year, that ended on September 30, 2013, saw a SMAG group turnover of around € 143 million Euros.


SMAG is a member of the mechanical engineering cooperative initiative "Kooperationsinitiative Maschinenbau e.V."

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