Press releases & technical reports

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Harnessing the power of digitalization in the transformer industry for sustainability

Digitalization - the subtle yet powerful force with a significant impact on the power transformer industry. We explore the practical applications of advanced digital technologies, from design and engineering to manufacturing and…
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Tradition meets innovation - artificial intelligence is revolutionizing power

AI provides companies with the opportunity and the means to optimize processes, reduce costs and increase their competitiveness. Expert opinion by Tilo DORN Traditional mechanical engineering includes, for example, the manufacturing of power…
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Green Steel for Sustainable Transformers

Interview with Ulrich Voss, Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Power Transformers, SGB-SMIT; Marcel Hilgers, Head of Sales, Technical Customer Service, and Communications, thyssenkrupp; and Hossain El Hachhouchi, Manager of Procurement, ENEXIS…
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CO2-reduced electrical steel from thyssenkrupp as a sustainable base material for the energy turnaround: thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel supplies transformer specialist SGB-SMIT with electrical steel for E.ON's new digital stations

bluemint® powercore with 50% less CO2 intensity delivery of 50 tons to transformer specialist SGB-SMIT transformers with CO2-reduced electrical steel for new digital E.ON medium-voltage stations in Germany The energy transition is a task for…
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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…
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News

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…
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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…
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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…
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Joint Press Release

"Öko-R-ONT" of SBG Neumark put to practical test at Netze BW Doubly-innovative transformer in a local network station in the Ravensburg district Bodnegg. How does vegetable oil behave as insulator in a controllable transformer? Netze BW and…
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SBG takes the next step

By developing a 4 MVA KFWF regulating transformer, SBG has taken the next step in the consistent implementation of its strategic targets. The transformer was developed in collaboration with "Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen", which provided the ECOTAP VPD…
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Extreme rise in prices for electrical sheet

During the past few months, European transformer manufacturers have been suffering as a result of a sharp rise in purchase prices for electrical sheet - with all the resulting drawbacks in terms of manufacturing costs and profitability. Public…
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RETRASIB is now part of the international SGB-SMIT Group

The SGB-SMIT Group has expanded by integrating two new members as "Partners in Power”: the Romanian transformer manufacturer RETRASIB from Sibiu and the transformer design company TRAFO PROIECT from Bucharest, will form our future ‘SGB-SMIT Romania’.…
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Ecodesign Regulation

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 548/2014 of 21 May 2014 on implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to small, medium and large power transformers See Directive
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Transformer Manufacturer SMIT can now call itself "Royal“

Courtesy title granted on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the company with a long tradition Nijmegen, 6 May 2013. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its foundation, the transformer manufacturer SMIT was granted the courtesy title…
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OTC Services Inc. becoming part of the SGB-SMIT Group

Louisville. A new chapter in the corporate history of OTC Services Inc. in Louisville/Ohio has begun. The repair plant for power transformers is to become part of the SGB-SMIT Group, one of the leading transformer manufacturers worldwide. OTC…
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