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For more than a century, SMS has built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of high precision metal removal machine tools and systems serving both domestic and international markets.

SMS corporate headquarters are located in Saginaw, Michigan in a 100,000 sq. ft facility that includes design, application, and process engineering departments; prototype, testing, and metallographic laboratory capabilities.

Single machine and multi-process manufacturing systems are integrated and assembled in a dedicated 60,000 sq. ft assembly area. State-of-the-art on-line terminals, integrated computer database, and assembly computer control systems are located throughout for task status, and update transactions to assure on-time delivery.

Saginaw Machine Systems (SMS) is dedicated to providing high quality inverted and conventional vertical turning centers and solutions. For more than a century, SMS has built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of high precision metal removal machine tools and systems serving both domestic and international markets. SMS starts with your part and production criteria, develops the machining process and production strategies, then builds and integrates the proper machine tool systems. SMS became a member of the FFG Global Machine Tool Group in 2007. In September 2016, SMS integrated the operation with its sister company MAG in Sterling Heights, Michigan. SMS and MAG offer the COMPLETE machining solutions to meet your most challenging needs.

SMS has more than 160 years of history.

1854 Wickes begins in Saginaw, MI, builds lumber mill machines

1927 Saginaw Machine and Tool begins, builds turning machines

1935 Wickes begins to build crankshaft turning machines

1963 Wickes acquires Kux Machine, builds die cast machines

1968 Wickes acquires Saginaw Machine and Tool

1979 Wickes acquires Drillmation, builds deep-hole drilling machines

1981 Wickes Machine Tool Group formed

1983 Saginaw Machine Systems, Inc. begins and acquires Wickes Machine Tool Group

1991 SMS acquires New Britain vertical turning product line

1992 SMS acquires Advanced Technologies, Inc. product lines of welding and leak testing

In 2007, SMS became part of Fair Friend Group’s (FFG) global machine tool conglomerate. FFG is currently the 3rd largest machine tool group in the world with 32 machine tool brands covering full spectrum of machine tool types and 51 manufacturing bases worldwide.

2016 SMS operation integrated with MAG’s in Sterling Heights, Michigan. SMS and MAG are both members of FFG Global Machine Tool Conglomerate. This merge in operation created great synergy for both brands as we can now offer both turning and prismatic machining solutions to the combined customer base.

FFG (Fair Friend Group) Corporate Video FFG Global Machine Tool Conglomerate

Since becoming a member of of FFG, SMS is able to utilize FFG’s corporate resources to expand globally and to achieve supply chain optimization.

Whether you are in need of one machine or many, SMS can fulfill your requirements by linking responsibility, capability, and complete integrated system accountability.

When it comes to meeting the challenges of the aerospace, automotive, truck, off-highway, farm, appliance, HVAC, and other industries, SMS offers a spectrum of solutions and support.

If your company requires a partner who can provide comprehensive processing capabilities … turn to SMS.

► Prototype tooling development

► Process parameter development

► Pre-production parts runs

► Inspection / Testing

► Clean room

► Temperature control environment

► Tool life estimation

► Sub-assembly

If your company needs a partner who can provide single source service responsibility … turn to SMS.

SMS is your Superior Machining Solutions !!

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