The no. 1 in thin film evaporation technology


The no. 1 in thin film evaporation technology

Inside Excellence

We are number 1 in thin film evaporation technology and a global leader in drying and high viscosity technology. We develop and construct plants and equipment for processes such as the evaporation, drying and processing of highly viscous materials. Solutions that are exactly as you need them – exceptionally precise, efficient and, if necessary, highly innovative. Everything 100% Made in Germany and Switzerland! 

With our plants, systems and reconceptualised solutions we have been setting standards in thermal separation technology for many years – and are your specialist for outstanding processing of mixtures which are difficult to handle.

More than 250 highly qualified and experienced experts work at our main site in Butzbach and our branches in Düren, Erlangen and Pratteln (Switzerland) to implement the SMS vision of excellence in all our business areas - in our work for and with our customers.

Mission and Strategy

SMS is dedicated to provide its customers with top class proprietary process equipment and comprehensive solutions to their processing requirements.

The key elements of the SMS strategy are:

  • Concentration on core competences with state-of-the-art engineering, fabrication and pilot plant facilities
  • Systematic optimisation of sales and service network to meet customer requirements
  • Strong focus on product development
  • International co-operations

Company Structure

SMS is organised in six departments, namely, "Marketing & Sales", "Process Engineering Evaporation & Plant Design", "Process Engineering High Viscosity/Drying & Pilot Testing" "Mechanical Engineering", "Production"  and "Finance & Administration".

In order to meet our customers' specific and frequently very demanding technical requirements, extensive tests are essential. Therefore SMS operates a sophisticated testing and development facility with 20 different pilot units in Pratteln, Switzerland.

Manufacturing, mechanical engineering, procurement, stores and quality assurance as well as finance are all located in our Headquarters in Butzbach, Germany.
Depending on the product groups, sales and process engineering are situated in our main offices in Butzbach or in our branch offices in Düren, Erlangen and Pratteln (Switzerland).

  • Number of employees total: 264
  • Butzbach headquarters: 211
  • Pratteln branch office: 33
  • Düren branch office: 18
  • Erlangen branch office: 2
  • The  annual turnover of SMS is more than 50 Mio. EUR.