SMT is a leading full-service distribution company specializing in machinery and trucks. Our focus is on providing equipment for the construction, material handling, recycling, and transport industry. Launched in 2010, we are a relatively young company. Nevertheless, with recent acquisitions, we have already obtained significant heritage that dates back to 1946. This mix of energy and international experience gives us the advantage of a synergetic environment.
We are active in large parts of Africa, in Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. We hold a longstanding track record of working exclusively in our markets with global quality brands like Volvo CE, Sennebogen and Holms. In Africa, we also work with other A-brands and quality trucks. That makes it easier to set our standards and goals as high as we do.
Our leading purpose as a company is to foster communities. This means that we aim to facilitate constructing powerful communities, as small and as big as they get. From strong relationships with clients, suppliers and co-workers, to connecting people through networks developed with our transport solutions, and through infrastructures constructed with our machines.
Sustainable and integrated solutions
At SMT, we place our customers at the heart of everything we do, building long term partnerships to support their growth. We offer our customers sustainable and integrated solutions through selling and renting equipment, carrying out full service maintenance and repairs, and selling parts. We run a selective multi-brand strategy, focused on premium brands that have earned their reputation and are leaders in total cost of ownership, lifespan, connectivity, sustainability, comfort and safety.
Caring, Daring and Sharing
Our way of working as a professional community, can be best described as Caring, Daring and Sharing. Caring because we are service-minded and we always like to go theextra mile for our customers, and give our people the attention and care they deserve. Daring because we are innovative in our business, constantly looking for smart improvement. And finally Sharing because we realize we’re doing this together; with our clients, with a great team of skilled specialists, excellent manufacturers and reliable suppliers. These values create an engaging environment for passionate people who like to work in a place with purpose.
Our market is transforming from product-oriented towards solution-oriented. We are at the forefront of that irreversible transition and that requires people with a firm belief in cooperation and transparent communication. Only by building strong relations we can provide sustainable solutions that constantly create value and satisfaction for our customers. And at the same time, being part of an integrated value chain, makes SMT a great place to work.
Our international footprint spreads from Europe to the heart of Africa. It encompasses 30 countries and over 1,600 employees. Together we operate as one company, creating a positive experience for our customers and our employees. This cross-boundary teamwork adds up to a synergetic success within our group of companies.
As from 2010, we rapidly grew our dealerships in Africa and are now active in more than 25 African countries. We offer the whole range of Volvo Equipment: Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Bus and marine & industrial engines with Volvo Penta. In addition to Volvo products, we are also the official dealer of Sennebogen Green Line, Dressta, SDLG, Sandvik, Mack Trucks, Dongfeng, Marcopolo and Volare.
In 2015, in order to further expand the international growth, SMT acquires the Kuiken Group. In the Netherlands, that dealership dates back to 1946 when the cooperation started with Volvo CE. As a family-owned business, Kuiken had established a longstanding track record in trading and maintaining construction equipment. VCM, the brand name for the Volvo CE dealership in Belgium and Luxembourg, became part of the Kuiken Group in 1992. It had already been active in these countries since 1984. In 1993 they added the Sennebogen dealership to it.
In 2017 SMT acquires the Volvo CE dealership in Great Britain. Their experience had started in 1962 with a privately owned dealership. In 1989 it was partially controlled by Volvo CE and it became 100% Volvo owned in 1995.
Today, we maintain our high standards and create value for our customers, suppliers and employees, by the integrated solutions we offer. They are tailored to each environment and exceed the expectations of our customers.