From our HQ in Northern Ireland, UK, we’ve grown to become the leading global producer of Endless Conveyor Belts and Custom Cut Parts for the materials processing equipment manufacturing sector. Last year we produced 250 miles of Endless Conveyor Belts and 235,783 Custom Rubber parts to OEMs globally. We serve 7 equipment segments: crushing, screening, recycling, washing, environmental, bulk material handling and road construction. We’re committed to lean manufacturing, research and development and continuous improvement. As a family run business we’ve come a long way since we were founded in 1979 to supply conveyor belt for local quarries. Today, we export to over 40 countries across every continent except Antarctica.
There have been many significant waypoints during the past 37 years as we endeavoured to grow the business into what it has become today. Below are a few of those key moments in our company’s history.
Smiley & Monroe founded by Mark Smiley and Vaughan Monroe1979
Begin manufacturing synthetic screening media1984
First exports to Great Britain for the quarry sector1986
First export to USA of our industrial rubber products1997
Achieve ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation2000
$1.5 million investment in new purpose-built facility2002
Achieve OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety accreditation2006
In-house conveyor belt testing lab opens2007
$500,000 investment in custom cutting & belt splicing equipment2008
Smiley Monroe India launches in Hosur2012
$1 million investment in new global distribution Hub2014
Smiley Monroe USA sales office opening 2017 to be closer to our North American customers