SMS Siemag

New plant in China

Success through local expertise

Together with local partners, agiplan implemented a new premium production site in Zhangjiagang.

SMS Siemag

agiplan’s services

  • Clarification of usage requirements
  • Supporting negotiations with the economic zone
  • Construction supervision and documentation
  • Project management

SMS Siemag: Global leader in metallurgical engineering

SMS Demag AG belongs to the association of SMS Holding GmbH companies, an international group of companies specialising in plant and mechanical engineering for the processing of steel and nonferrous metals. 13,500 employees worldwide generate sales of around 3.3 billion EUR. In 2010, the company made the decision to focus its activities in China on one site. The plan was to build A new greenfield plant for about 350 staff.

Local expertise as the key to success

Such a complex project was a first even for SMS Siemag. For this reason, the project managers brought on board external support right from the outset. agiplan contributed its expertise in factory planning, logistics and, alongside its local partner agency, local know-how.

This combination proved to be successful: in spring 2013, the new plant commenced operation. "Together we have realised a premium production site in China right on schedule," says Heinz Niehues, member of the management SMS Siemag's aluminium cold rolling mill division.


m² acreage
20 million
Investment in EUR
months conception
months realization