Welcome to SMAG Salzgitter Maschinenbau Group

Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG) is the holding company of a German group of mechanical engineering companies with factories in Germany, China, India and Slovakia where grabs for loading and unloading seagoing cargo vessels, completely equipped driver cabins, automated drilling technology for the open-pit and underground mining industry, special-purpose vehicles for the process industry as well as mechanic and hydraulic telescopic antenna masts are developed and manufactured.


Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG) leads the world in manufacturing grabs for international seagoing cargo handling. Based in Salzgitter, Germany, the special-purpose machinery manufacturer develops, manufactures and services lifting equipment specifically designed for loading and unloading bulk cargo such as sand, gravel, coal, or refuse, wood and agricultural commodities. Operating under the worldwide known brand name PEINER, SMAG sells motor, hydraulic and rope grabs and slewing units as well as spreaders for container lifting. Read more about the company >>


The history of Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG goes back to 1919, when the engineer Anton Raky, a pioneer in modern drilling technology and oil drilling, founded the company Anton Raky, Tiefbohrungen in Salzgitter.

The cornerstone for SMAG was laid in 1937 when the drilling rig manufacturer was purchased by the Salzgitter Group. The company purchased the grab product division from PEINER AG in 1986, and developed PEINER into an international brand in the years that followed. Currently, SMAG is the world market leader in the manufacture of grabs used in global cargo handling, waste disposal and agriculture. Read more about the history>>


Sebastian H. Brandes

Chief Executive Officer, Finance & Production


Jürgen Bialek


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