Smeg S.p.A.

Smeg S.p.A.

Today, the Smeg Group represents excellence Made in Italy with almost 2000 employees and 15 main offices all over the world. Smeg has made a name for itself with its unique profile as a manufacturer of domestic and professional appliances that always pays close attention to the quality, technological content and design of its products. These values come from Smeg’s deep-rooted company history. In fact, Smeg Instruments has been demonstrating these values for over 20 years in the medical and laboratory appliance sector, providing the added value of know-how that comes from the experience of its collaboration with professional operators in more than 30 countries worldwide. With a complete structure that ranges from project design to after-sales service, Smeg Instruments offers state-of-the-art products, personalized solutions and flexible service.

Company details

Via L. da Vinci, 4 , Guastalla , RE 42016 Italy

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Employees:
Over 1000

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A global brand

Smeg is an Italian home appliance and professional manufacturer based in Guastalla, near Reggio Emilia in the north of the country. Smeg has 18 subsidiaries worldwide (in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, South Africa, USA, Australia and Mozambique, Mexico), an overseas office in Saudi Arabia and an extensive sales network.

For over 65 years now, Smeg appliances have come to be seen as tasteful and elegant solutions to the demands of contemporary living as a result of the company's partnerships with world famous architects.

The company has established itself with a distinctive profile in the household appliance producers sector but also in the professional sector with the Smeg Instruments and Foodservice divisions respectively dedicated to the electromedical and large catering sectors.

The Smeg Group, thanks to a corporate culture which dictates that maximum emphasis be placed on product quality, technology and design, is consequently known all over the globe as one of the key representatives of 'Made in Italy' standard.

Over 65 years of passion and business vision

Smeg, founded in 1948 by Vittorio Bertazzoni in Guastalla, a town near Reggio Emilia, is the Italian company that has been able to evolve simple household appliances into authoritative interpreters of 'Made in Italy'. The Bertazzoni family's productive and entrepreneurial history begins way back in the 19th century. Starting out as blacksmiths, the Bertazzoni's, over time have branched out into other areas becoming cooker manufacturers and, at a later time, manufacturers of machines for professional use such as washer-disinfectors and glassware washers.

After consolidating its position in the household appliances sector, Smeg diversified its production by inserting new professional divisions: one dedicated to products for Restaurants, Smeg Foodeservice Solutions, and in 1985, one for washing and thermal disinfection, Smeg Instruments.

The first professional glassware washers were produced based on the company's knowledge in the washing sector, and soon, the changing needs related to performance and certification lead to the development of machines complying with the regulations of the medical sector, i.e. the increasingly efficient and specific washer-disinfectors equipped with baskets and trolleys.

To meet the market demand, particularly challenging in terms of performance and flexibility, Smeg Instruments subsequently launches a range of professional refrigeration products.

Designing at Smeg

The meeting point between all the design elements are consolidated in the work space: high performance, interpretations of needs and functions, aesthetics and relations with the environment.

For years, the team of Smeg designers, in collaboration with the marketing department, studies and develops new products that are able to satisfy the most demanding professionals.

The company's certified laboratories, through the knowledge of materials and the most advanced technology, are able to correctly test the products through constant and strict checks which demonstrate the commitment in ensuring absolute reliability.

Moreover, thanks to the increasingly advanced interfaces and different programming solutions, each Smeg professional appliance meets the different needs of users in full respect of ease of use and intelligent resource management.

The excellence of the Made in Italy design

Know-how, attention to detail and to the components quality are the distinctive features of Smeg Instruments's italianity and of its constant commitment in creating equipment for professional use up to the requirements demanded by the market.

Not only efficient products and able to meet the various washing and preservation needs, but also solid, well-designed machines to transform every workplace in pleasant environment where to carry on business.

A main goal

Smeg has been adopting policies for some years now which target the ongoingimprovement of company values in terms of environmental sustainability. In fact, Smeg HQ has become the symbol of this green approach. The company'scommitment to the environment consists of a particular focus on the ecologicalaspects of designing and manufacturing domestic appliances. The idea is toensure maximum performance while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.

GREEN HQ

The Smeg Head Office is designed by the architect Guido Canali, who won for this reason, Honorable Mention Award ' Gold Medal for Italian Architecture ' of the Milan Triennale. The Smeg head office will be presented at the 13th International Architecture exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012 as an example of Made-in-Italy architectural excellence. It is a structure attentive to the poetics of thesurrounding territory, the lives of the people within and around it, and toenvironmental sustainability.

Designed according to an integrated system which makes the most of available funds and resources, the company offices and plants are equipped with some ofthe most modern automated technology on the market. Safety, distribution and transport systems are all extremely efficient.Finally, electricity and climate control are optimised to help protect the environment.If any further proof was needed, the conscious decision not to build on morethan 30-33% of the site, thus conserving the surrounding habitat (or actuallyimproving it, since 4000 plants have been added), shows Smeg's care and concern for its local environs and people who live near the site.

RESPONSIBLE DESIGN

The Smeg Group operates in line with sustainability criteria, from the selection of eco-compatible suppliers and the use to recyclable packaging to the use of alternative means of transport/haulage. Smeg has always felt strongly about ecological issues and over the last few years has significantly reduced pollutant emissions and consumption of resources such as water, electricity and packaging materials in relation to production. The company has also implemented an innovative waste management system: the amount of waste produced and its hazard level have both been reduced, and the separate collection of leftover materials destined for recycling or reuse has been stepped up. For Smeg, ecological not only means making appliances that have a negligible impact on the environment, but also following a production process which reflects or even improves on existing environmental conservation standards. This is undoubtedly more challenging, but Smeg sees it as a top priority.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

The Smeg Group operates in line with sustainability criteria, from the selection of eco-compatible suppliers and the use to recyclable packaging to the use of alternative means of transport/haulage. Smeg has always felt strongly about ecological issues and over the last few years has significantly reduced pollutant emissions and consumption of resources such as water, electricity and packaging materials in relation to production. The company has also implemented an innovative waste management system: the amount of waste produced and its hazard level have both been reduced, and the separate collection of leftover materials destined for recycling or reuse has been stepped up. For Smeg, ecological not only means making appliances that have a negligible impact on the environment, but also following a production process which reflects or even improves on existing environmental conservation standards. This is undoubtedly more challenging, but Smeg sees it as a top priority.

GREEN PRODUCT

High performance and low consumption are features of all Smeg ovens, hobs, dishwashers, washer-dryers, hoods, built-in refrigerators, sinks and coffee machines. Special focus is placed on obtaining the highest energy efficiency class rating in order to help the environment and improve quality of life.

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Smeg's support for environmental sustainability and social responsibility can be seen in its Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) policy, which fully complies with UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. These are all compatible with one another, enabling their easy integration into the three management systems.

UNI EN ISO 9001 This is a standard which outlines the requirements for the adoption of an quality management system in order to help companies improve their production and management processes, ensure product quality and increase customer satisfaction.

UNI EN ISO 14001 This is a standard which outlines the requirements for the adoption of an environmental management system and provides guidelines that companies can follow when drafting corporate policy on eco-sustainability and pollution. The certification focuses on optimising the use of energy and natural resources and quality systems for waste disposal.

OHSAS 18001 certification shows that Smeg has voluntarily implemented a sound occupational health and safety management system.