The SMS Group
The SMS Group specialises in repairs and refits across the Commercial Marine, Defence and Superyacht sectors, as well as major marine grade fabrication to include, but not limited to, floating structures and Work Boats. The business trades from 7 locations in the UK; Lowestoft, Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton, Poole, Bristol and Plymouth.
The company has dry dock and workshop facilities in Lowestoft and Southampton, and via partnership agreements the use of slipway in Hythe, Southampton, the dry dock in Shoreham, and the 3000T shiplift in Cherbourg, Northern France. The SMS Group is the Souths largest ship repairer.
In 2018 The SMS Group acquired the Exeter based superyacht-centric procurement specialist Global Services; which complements its core marine engineering services in both the Cruise and Superyacht sectors thereby providing an enhanced service offering to customers.
The SMS Group build the Bulldog range of Work Boats, as well as numerous custom builds; to include multi-cat platforms, ferries, small dredgers, fisheries vessels and marine civils. Svitzer have acquired several Bulldog newbuilds over recent years; the company is currently undertaking several bespoke newbuild for the aquaculture sector not only in the UK but also the Mediterranean.
The SMS Group specialises in the delivery of a broad provision of professional services; mechanical engineering and structural fabrication, electrical and hydraulic engineering, diving and sub-surface engineering, marine grade insulation, pipework, plumbing and HVAC, outfit, interiors, flooring and joinery, blasting and painting and site management and logistics. The business also facilitates marine civils manufacturing, dredging equipment manufacture, machining, CNC profiling, varying design serviced, coded welding, plate rolling, plasma profiling, plate shearing, milling, turning and Tig / Mig / MMA welding.