As the war came to an end, the factory was re-purposed for peace time productions with the fabrication of partitions and kitchens for prefab homes then known as ‘The Howard House’, becoming equally as famous at this. At its peak the company employed over a hundred workers and produced homes for thousands of returning soldiers.
It was during this time that the direction the company was taking was between two points. While one half wanted to stick to the aviation business the other saw opportunity else where in the market. Immediately after the war many rough-rider trucks from the American war time fleet were left unneeded and unwanted. It was here that the company split and decided to take its chances.
The rough-rider truck was the first time a specialist attachment had been fitted to a forklift truck and was immediately a great decision as many recovering companies were after the reconditioned trucks. This set in stone the direction for the company to produce material handling attachments.
As things moved forward, the introduction of new ways to utilise a fork lift truck expanded, seeing applications in all industry sectors. The company continued manufacturing at its factory in Cheadle, Cheshire for 55 years until 2005 when it moved to new premises in Bollington, Cheshire.
By this time SMC had formally become SMC Euroclamp Ltd, and had a huge variety off attachments on offer. Offering services in bespoke design, the company found its niche in an ever growing market, never having forgotten its important past. From then ’till now, the wealth of knowledge passed down has been maintained and the same family as then still owns the business now. Over the years SMC Euroclamp has grown into a fledging business offering not just new products but a huge range of rental equipment as well.
SMC EUROCLAMP – OUR QUALITY POLICY
The Quality Policy of SMC Euroclamp Ltd is to provide its customers with goods and services of the highest quality and reliability, which is consistent with sound commercial practices and economic considerations.
A policy of continual improvement in the quality of goods and services has been adopted throughout the company, designed to meet the needs and expectations of customers and to achieve fitness for purpose in every contract. Quality objectives are established and reviewed regularly to ensure continual improvement takes place.
Additionally to ensure our commitment to proper procedure, SMC Euroclamp is continually establishing new, and maintaining old formal procedures that are deemed to meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015.
This involves the implementation of systems which are designed to make use of cost effective, planned and systematic procedures that determine, assess and achieve quality and economy in compliance with the specified requirements.
The quality assurance system adopted by SMC Euroclamp Ltd covers all quality related activities from sales quotations to the delivery and service of product to the customer, including the control of purchased goods and services from outside suppliers.
It is also the company’s declared policy that all employees shall have a full commitment to quality and that they shall produce work of the highest standard and that attitudes of ‘right first time’ will prevail at all times. In making this statement, the company acknowledges that training and understanding are essential requirements and have set in place proper procedures to ensure all employees are properly equipped to work.
SMC Euroclamp Ltd firmly believes that the continued success of the company depends upon the ability to provide a first class service to its customers and a positive commitment to continuous improvement.