About Us - we are Forming Machines
Šmeral Brno a.s. company introduction
Šmeral Brno a.s. is the joint-stock company with tradition since 1861. During its more than 150 years history our company has undergone a long development of its production focus, which began with foundry production, followed by addition of mechanical engineering to the decision to produce forming machines of own brand in 1925.
Nowadays basis of our production program are by robots or transfers automatized turnkey forming lines and stand-alone forming machines and other equipment for forging shops. For example presses and drop hammers for hot die forging or forging rolls. Šmeral Brno is the world leading supplier of cross wedge rolling machines for steel and aluminium alloys forming.
Important segment of our production program is overhaul and modernization of forming machines of any brand, type or year of manufacture. The rest production capacities are used for engineering and casting production according to customer´s demands.
Main part of production is being exported to developed markets worldwide (Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, France, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, USA, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Argentina, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt etc.).
Our company employs currently about 500 employees and is one of important employers in South Moravian region of the Czech Republic. We enable personal development of our employees by participation at courses appropriate to their work specialization and we offer wide scale of employee benefits. As part of social responsibility we financially participate in many projects in our region. We work closely with the company trade union organization and we support activities for our former employees.
Since May 2016 Jiří Zoufalý was appointed as CEO of our company.
Basic information about our company
Own capital of the company is CZK 451,9 mil.
The company is majority owned by a Czech industrially-financial group
The annual turnover of the company is in recent years approximately CZK 700 mil.
The export share exceeds 60 %
Number of staff is about 500 employees
The company grounds is 113 000 square meters
The company cooperates in fields of engineering and casting with national and international partners
The Company has its own design-development base which is able to keep in touch with the world development of forming machines. The company annually invests in expanding its production capacities. Besides satisfying customer demand for expansion of types of the produced machines, company Smeral Brno strives to equip machines by service or supporting automation equipment to reduce service times, which leads to increased productivity for the machines end-users and to improvement of diagnostics of the produced machines and change to the machines controlled by electronic control systems. Smeral Brno is also able to make provisions to fulfil individual demands and needs of customers in machines design.
All commercial activities of the company are currently provided by our own staff with co-operation with foreign partners in individual territories. The company has staff able to communicate in English, German, Russian and Polish for the smooth running of production and commercial activities.
Our company is certified by TÜV NORD for management system as pe rEN ISO 9001:2015 and EN ISO 14001:2015.
We meet the requirements for production management system and welding processes, conformity assessment, certification, manufacture and installation of steel parts, components, assemblies and structures in accordance with EN 1090-1+A1:2012, ČSN EN 1090-2:2019 and ČSN EN ISO 3834-2:2006.
Our testing laboratory has the right to use the stamp of Testing laboratory with acknowledged activity by SČZL.