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2021/10/01

Royal SMIT Transformers completes the acquisition of DNV’s transformer oil laboratory

The transfer comprises the laboratory, its personnel and the ISO 17025 accreditation. Nijmegen/Arnhem, The Netherlands, 1 October 2021 - Royal SMIT, a company of the SGB-SMIT Group, acquires today the Transformer Oil Laboratory of DNV, the independent energy expert and... 

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2021/09/03

Powerful combination! SGB-SMIT Group and CRRC ZHUZHOU ELECTRIC JIANGSU CO.,LTD. co-expand offshore wind power market

On September 3, 2021, the signing ceremony of the wind power oil immersed transformer cooperation project between SGB-SMIT Group and CRRC ZHUZHOU ELECTRIC JIANGSU CO.,LTD. was taken place in Zhuzhou, China and Regensburg, Germany, marking the official kick-off of the cooperation... 
2021/06/28

Two large power transformers delivered by Royal SMIT ready for installation on Offshore platform TenneT.

TenneT project Hollandse Kust (North) offshore wind recently received two 400MVA, 220kV power transformers which are currently being installed on the platform at the jobsite in Hoboken. Partner in Power Royal SMIT designed and manufactured so far six of these large power... 
2021/06/17

Latest News of SGB CZECH TRAFO

See the latest and most current topics SGB CZECH TRAFO has to report on!
2021/03/15

SGB MY delivers over 100 transformers for Mass Rapid Transit rail system

They say a journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step. In January 2018, SGB Malaysia took that first step in a project that is one of Malaysia's important infrastructural measures, and one in which our group member was able to prove itself as a partner for impressive... 
2021/03/05

Challenge perfectly mastered.

SGB Regensburg installs more efficient overhead crane without affecting production flow. In fast motion, it seems almost easy and playful. But in fact, SGB Regensburg and the suppliers with their specialist teams performed a perfectly choreographed, joint tour de force during... 
2021/01/20

Everything in flux: SBG Neumark responds to enormous market demand

As a global provider in the field of energy transport and distribution, we have an enormously broad base – and at the same time, we have specialists who can dedicate themselves to a specific market segment: This is what distinguishes the group structure of SGB-SMIT. An example... 
2020/11/27

Not just a supplier but also a key-collaborator: Royal SMIT contributes to the Energy transition and the development of the digital materials passport.

In 1886, the first street lighting in the city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands was put into operation - with a steam engine, dynamo and arc lamps from "W. Smit & Co.”. Not only the Royal SMIT company, but the entire energy industry has undergone enormous change since... 
2020/11/11

Compact Substation and Kiosk Transformers

Compact substations from the SGB-SMIT group are distribution systems that ensure stable distribution at local level all over the world and control the transition from the medium-voltage to the low-voltage grid. Compact substations that are equipped with SCADA (supervisory... 
2020/10/01

Solid foundation, prosperous future: Award for SGB China

It is just one year ago that it was opened at the Changzhou site in Jiangsu Province: the SGB China manufacturing facility for cast resin transformers Wind On- and Offshore. And already our group member belongs to the "Top 50 in China's Wind Power Industry 2020"! ... 
2020/07/31

OTC employees on assignment for their hometown

Extraordinary engineering achievements, implemented with high craftsmanship: The design and manufacture of transformers involves a large proportion of manual work, even in times of increasing automation. This is of course all the more true for service, maintenance and repair... 
2020/07/16

SGB massively reduces no-load losses - thanks to exclusively used core material

Since SGB Regensburg started series prodcution of oil distribution transformers after its foundation in 1947, the basic functional principle of the transformers from Regensburg has not changed. In contrast, the group member can look back on a whole series of innovations and... 
2020/07/02

SBG compact stations: Pacesetter for E-Mobility

Lucrative order for our Saxon colleagues by a well-known energy supplier Within the SGB-SMIT Group, the group member SBG in Neumark, Saxony, is one of the pioneers in the field of renewable energies and intelligent networks – examples include solutions for wind power plants or... 
2020/05/20

STS (SMIT Transformer Service) switches to LED

The principle lived by the entire SGB-SMIT Group of being "dedicated" covers all aspects of our activities - and this naturally includes paying particular attention to the working environment of our employees. After all, only under ideal working conditions can all... 
2020/05/04

Successful Ul- certification of compact core dry type transformers in record time

VPI (Vacuum Pressure Impregnated) - triangular core transformer is a new technology introduced by SGB USA in the North American market. It is the economical choice for moderate to harsh environments and can be used indoor (NEMA 1) or outdoor (NEMA 3R) applications. Typical usage... 
2020/04/09

China - From pure market information to a complete production plant in 10 years!

It was in 2009 when we - the BU DRY - first heard about a government program of the P.R.China to commercially develop and expand the offshore wind industry to 30 GW. At that time SGB CR was already the leading supplier of cast resin transformers for the first commercial offshore... 
2020/03/20

Corona / COVID-19: We are prepared

Dear customers and business partners,dear friends of the SGB-SMIT Group! The current measures for the containment of the corona virus (COVID-19) have immense effects on all commercial enterprises - and thus also on the SGB-SMIT Group. However, even more than for some other... 
2020/02/20

Now new: the SGB GRAVITY App

Dozens of in stock transformers in your pocket A cast-resin transformer of the SGB-SMIT Group is a specialist manufactured individually for the customer - but in an age of standardised processes there are of course also areas of application in the field of power supply and... 
2020/02/10

Double header in Australia

"If someone goes on a trip, he can tell a story" - this of course applies in particular to the after ales service fitters of the SGB-SMIT Group. In other words, for those employees who travel all over the world to support our customers during initial installation,... 
2020/01/30

Performance peaks with a difference: SGB Regensburg employees in alpine heights

How do you recognize that a team works particularly well together? Of course, by the fact that the employees get along well even when they leave the factory gate after work. For this reason, we in the SGB-SMIT Group expressly welcome employees meeting in their free time -... 
2020/01/22

Story(s) that success writes: Review and foresight of SGB-USA

Production, sales and service: The activities of the SGB-SMIT Group in the USA cover the entire customer service and product life for transformers. And not only that: By concentrating on cast resin transformers, especially for the wind energy sector, production in the USA set... 
2019/11/18

Quality according to standards: SGB-SMIT Group is involved in numerous committees

Smart grids, decentralised solutions, power lines, electric mobility ... the future holds many tasks in store for the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. The ways to solve them may vary - but they must be found cooperatively across companies,... 
2019/06/26

Agreement signature

During the 22nd Arab-German Business Forum held on the 26th of June, in Berlin SGB-SMIT Group and El Nasr Transformers & Electrical Products Company (ELMACO) have signed a Co-operation and License Agreement. Based on the agreement ELMACO will sell and produce SGB Cast... 
2019/06/21

Praise for the trainers, perspectives for the trainees

The metal and electrical industry is looking for qualified specialists and interested trainees. The SGB-SMIT group member from Neumark, the Sächsisch-Bayerische Starkstrom-Gerätebau (SBG), demonstrates how these can be achieved: There, special efforts are made to attract the... 
2019/03/27

New development on a proven basis: Lahmeyer-Compact-Station® for metropolitan use

Since 1963 they have been a symbol of robustness and reliability in power distribution: the Lahmeyer-Compact-Stations®, manufactured by our group member SBG in Neumark, Saxony. Whether in Saudi Arabia or Switzerland; whether in the mountains, in buildings, in the desert or in... 
2019/01/30

"Project Investment Agreement" signed

On the 15th of November we have signed a “Project Investment Agreement” with “Jiangsu Jintan Economic Development Zone” in China to establish complete manufacturing of Cast Resin Transformers. This is in line with the strategic growth plan of the BU Dry following a very... 
2018/11/26

Global player with local presence: SGB-SMIT Group launches new company in South Africa

SGB-SMIT Group is the pure-play transformer specialist from Europe with the highest customer dedication. Proof of this: It is precisely this customer dedication that is the key motivation behind our intention to keep our European roots but expand the Group’s growth on a global... 
2018/10/01

SGB-SMIT acquires transformer manufacturer BCV Technologies

1st October 2018 – SGB-SMIT and Schneider Electric have signed an agreement for the purchase of the company "BCV Technologies S.A.S." by an affiliate of the SGB-SMIT Group from Schneider Electric. The transaction is becoming effective per 1st October, 2018. BCV... 
2018/08/13

A sign of reliability and customer loyalty: 100th SGB transformer delivered to Texas

San Antonio in Texas is not only the seventh largest city in the USA with corresponding requirements for a reliable energy supply: the city's history is also characterized by electricity. Right back in 1860, six months before the inauguration of the first power plant in New... 
2018/07/04

SGB-SMIT Group celebrates opening of new production site in India

The SGB-SMIT Group has been represented in Southeast Asia for several years with its Malaysian site in Nilai. Due to the excellent experience and success for SGB-SMIT in this market, it was only a logical consequence for our Group to further expand its commitment in (South)... 
2018/03/19

Mutual growth: Supplier Days 2018

For 3 days, Regensburg’s Continental Arena was the venue for an active exchange of information and constructive talks with our suppliers from all over the world. Cooperation on an equal footing, fair dealings with one another, mutual growth for a successful future and... 
2018/01/26

The first distribution transformers from new production area in Neumark

SBG Neumark is one of the members of the SGB-SMIT Group which has always followed our principle of “dedicated“ – today, the site presents itself within the Group as a specialist for individual distribution transformers and special designs. No matter whether intrinsic values or... 
2017/11/23

Royal SMIT is expanding their product range and optimizing their processes

Royal SMIT Nijmegen is the Dutch member of the SGB-SMIT Group and is worldwide known for delivering large power transformers and shunt reactors. Shunt reactors are very similar to transformers but, instead of transforming voltages, they are used for reactive power compensation.... 
2017/06/20

Over 50 additional SGB cast-resin transformers for the largest South African coal mine

South Africa has enormous mineral resources with the country’s export performance mainly being based on this sector. The SGB-SMIT Group also contributes to the success of the mining sector and supports the local mining companies with transformers which ensure reliable energy... 
2017/05/31

Managing change: with “Dutch Power“ and Royal SMIT

Generating power represents a great challenge for the Netherlands: Until now, up to 90% of the energy is supplied from fossil fuels, like natural gas and cole. Everyone knows that the availability of fossil fuels is shrinking and the use of it promotes global warming. This is... 
2017/02/10

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SGB MY and Nilai University on 1st Dec 2016 and sponsorship of transformer (active part) model

A MoU signing ceremony was held on 1st of Dec 2016 between SGB MY, represented by its Managing Director, Mr. Franz Hierz and Nilai University, represented by its Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato Dr. Sothi Rachagan. SGB MY and Nilai University agreed to collaborate on the design... 
2017/01/27

Reliable. Ready for the future. Certified.

As an association of specialists, the SGB-SMIT Group as a whole provides a wide range of solutions regarding energy transportation and energy distribution; its individual members focus on individual components and excel within their business segments thanks to great expertise.... 
2014/03/26

Ausbilderpreis der Stadt Regensburg für SGB

„Qualität sichert Zukunft“: Das ist das Motto des Ausbilderpreises, den die Stadt Regensburg seit nunmehr sechs Jahren vergibt. Mit ihm werden unter anderem Ausbildungsquote, Kooperation mit der Berufsschule und Zufriedenheit unter den Auszubildenden honoriert. 2013 gehörte SGB... 
2011/12/20

Das stille Schwergewicht der Stromwelt

In Regensburg sitzt mit SGB-SMIT ein führender Trafo-Hersteller, von dessen Perspektiven gerade der Nachwuchs profitieren kann.  Pressebericht als PDF downloaden
2011/12/20

Hochmoderne Fertigungsstätten für Lahmeyer Compactstationen

Seit Juli 2011 ist sie im Betrieb – die  hochmoderne Fertigungsstätte für Lahmeyer Compactstationen im sächsischen Neumark. Damit schreibt die Sächsisch-Bayerische Starkstrom-Gerätebau GmbH, eine Tochter der SGB-SMIT Gruppe, die jahrzehntelange Erfolgsgeschichte der... 
2011/10/24

Innovatives Produkt der SGB-SMIT Gruppe:

Elektronisch geregelter Transformator macht Verteilnetze fit für die Energiewende Wichtiger Beitrag zur sicheren Stromversorgung in der ZukunftRegenerative Energie kann besser ins Netz eingespeist werdenNachhaltige, ressourcenschonende und kostengünstige... 

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