Welcome to the SMB Group

The material handling specialist for automation and instrumentation

Diversity from a single source

With our companies SMB International and MBA Instruments, we focus on planning, design and manufacturing as well as worldwide sales and service of robust level measurement technology and highly complex system engineering.

As a leading group of companies in the field of material handling, we offer you complete services tailored to the following areas: loading systems, filling systems, measurement technology for fill levels and conductivity, palletizers, conveyor systems, compact storage systems and ship loading systems.

We have opted for a high production depth. The basis for this is the in-house design and production of mechanical and electrical assemblies. This ensures our reliability with regard to quality and delivery time.


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Fully automated loading and unloading systems

At the start of the unloading process an adjustable chain conveyor together with a loading robot are set onto the truck bed. With multifunctional magnetic grippers barrels are being unloaded and placed onto the chain conveyor. One after another the truck is being cleared.

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Fully automated palletizers

Our palletizers' signature features are their especially quiet operating noises as well as accuracy and speed while simultaneously guaranteeing optimal product handling and space utilization.

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Fully automated filling systems

Our filling systems are suitable for the highest requirements and guarantee high operating safety. We offer fully and semi-automated systems for stationary or mobile use designed by SMB-Engineers.

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Modern conveyor technology

SMB International offers individual delivery solutions with state-of-the-art control and drive technology for each your transport tasks. Our vertical conveyors are used in compact storage systems. Our roller conveyors allow for easy transport of pallets. Utilizing our belt conveyors you can quickly transport bulk materials and bags to ship loading systems. Chain conveyors are especially useful when you have to transport barrels through fully automatic filling systems.

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Compact storage systems

In combination with vertical conveyors our tailor-made truck shuttle storage system allows for simultaneous multilevel loading and unloading. With our storage systems you profit from high process flows, flexibility, energy efficiency and optima space utilization. Our compact storage systems are custom-made according to your individual needs and can thus be integrated into your already existing systems.

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Intelligent measuring devices

Our reliable measuring products can be used in a wide range of areas. No matter if used in heavily dusty or gaseous areas, with our rotating paddles, swing paddles, membrane switches, and solder systems you will always find the most intelligent measuring devices for your individual needs.

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Ship loading systems

With our ship loading systems that use helical or cascade chutes for optimized flow speed of bulk materials you can effectively shorten stays in ports and, thus, minimize insurance and transport costs. SMB ship loading systems can be installed as stationary systems or as mobile loading devices on rails that run along the quayside and are suitable for use in demanding climatic conditions.

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SMB International

We provide you with customized, complex loading systems, filling systems, palletizers, conveyor systems, fully automated storage systems and ship loading systems. We also advise you personally in international contexts and meet the highest quality requirements from development to commissioning.

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MBA Instruments

We offer measurement technologies for almost all bulk materials and applications. Our range includes patented rotary paddle detectors, perpendiculars or conductivity meters for kerosene. In doing so, we have made the satisfaction of our customers our business. 

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Your career at SMB Group

MBA Instruments and SMB International offer manifold development possibilities and a committed team.

Whether for a vocational training or as a technology expert –  we have room for your ideas and there are numerous options to contribute your knowledge and skills. If you are as enthusiastic about custom-made solutions and advanced technology as we are, we look forward to receiving your application!

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Our areas of application

We develop our systems and measuring instruments for customers worldwide. In addition, we work with selected international sales partners.

Our companies, SMB International and MBA Instruments, offer you a diverse and customer-oriented range of loading systems, filling systems, storage systems and measurement technology for all industrial applications.