1 February 2023
SMW-AUTOBLOK group was born in 1942 and in the mid-’60 it began the expansion to foreign markets, mainly France, Germany, England and USA. In 1993 the breakthrough, with the acquisition of GERMAN SMW SPANNSYSTEME Gmbh, with his cutting-edge products and his strong position in Germany, USA and Japan markets. Born that way the SMW-AUTOBLOK mark, the operation that permits to widen significantly the range of products and to exceed the “critical mass” for further worldwide expansion.
The combination of these premier manufacturing entities created the SMW-AUTOBLOK group and resulted in the most extensive product line of high-quality workholding and advance solutions for machine tools in the world.
Our production facilities are in Caprie-Italy, Meckenbeuren-Germany, Nottingham UK, Wheeling IL-USA, Shanghai-China and Pune-India. The global corporate organization SMW-AUTOBLOK achieved substantial global growth by providing a superior level of customer service and technical support for our application driven product line. Covering more than 55 countries with 18 direct subsidiaries and specialized agents. With Mario Pinto, specialized in live tooling and OML in advanced static workholding the SMW-AUTOBLOK has achieved an unmatched position in the worldwide market. Furthermore, thanks to the acquisition of Tobler, our range of SMW-AUTOBLOK expanding standard and special mandrels becomes the most complete on the market.
The recent acquisition of Tecnomagnete with the new company foundation MAG-Autoblok Tecnomagnete completes the range of clamping systems for machine tools with high-tech magnetic systems.