SMK’s history

In 1995 the Naval architects Axel Schroeter, Hans Matthiesen and
Axel Kühl founded SMK engineering office. At that time, as part of
extensive modernization and rationalization measures large companies
began outsourcing considerable sections of their work to highly specialised
external experts. Demand was high for independent partners especially for
complex challenging tasks. This presented SMK a unique opportunity to
establish themselves as a creative performance-oriented and highly
motivated team in a tough competitive business – not only in Germany –
drawing on specialist knowledge and experience gained over many years.

Initially the founders placed their emphasis on services in systems
consultation, project management and design. After a short time in
business SMK began to offer specialized training.

Through close co-operation with SMK Konstruktionsbüro GmbH office for
pipeline construction, equipment and facilities founded in 1998, the range
of services was extended considerably.