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Our expertise


The SMS Group is well established in the Defence sector; we proactively support the Royal Navy via our long-standing relationships with BAE Systems, KBS Maritime and Babcock International.

& Fit Out

Pride in ownership and trust in delivery; ‘best in class’ project management ensuring the timely delivery of the highest quality marine interiors.

Estates & Infrastructure

The highest standards of engineering and asset management. The SMS Group understands marine centric civil infrastructure - ports, harbours, utilities and navy bases.

Diving & Subsurface

Above and below the waterline our national service offering of diving and subsurface engineering solutions is unique to The SMS Group; shipside and shoreside our expertise is proven.

Electrical Engineering

Offering marine grade electrical engineering to our defence, cruise and commercial customers we’re pleased to offer survey, repair, renew, and installations solutions, throughout our network.

Energy & Renewables

The renewable and nuclear energy markets are key to The SMS Group; with support for this sector being spearheaded by our team in Lowestoft; CTV, WFSV and OSV support, welding and manufacturing.

Commercial Ship Repair

The SMS Group has commercial ship repair and marine grade manufacturing hubs in Lowestoft, Southampton and Avonmouth; covering the South East and South West of the United Kingdom.

Welding, Fabrication & Pipework

Heavy marine engineering is big part of our service offering; marine grade manufacturing and ship systems are front and centre of The SMS Group’s core capabilities.

About Us

We’re a focussed, determined team working in a challenging industry – and we love it.  We take pride in both customer service and the quality of our deliverables; and we strive to offer ‘value engineering’ solutions to all of our customers, in varying markets – we want to share our knowledge, knowhow and experience, and offer ‘value for money’ solutions for the most challenging engineering and outfit projects.  We care about the life-time value of customer relationships and we always keep best of class project management and timely delivery at the forefront of our minds.  As a Senior Management Team and General Management Team we’re all stakeholders in the business – its personal, and we genuinely do care.


Our People

The SMS Group is made up of a Senior Management Team and General Management Team that genuinely do care; perhaps more importantly we’re a business that knows and appreciates the value of its tradesmen’s and tradeswomen.  This broader team focusses on delivery, and is made up of multi-skilled trade professionals, SQEP’s, team leaders, foreman and technical management – many of whom have years of industrial experience.  As a business we routinely provide security cleared SQEP in support of HMNB activities, and we also support major, resource intensive, cruise ship interior outfit projects.  At the very heart of SMS is a proprietary, bespoke, industrial database that allows the business to ‘flex’ and ‘contract’ as is required – the one common denominator is the quality of our people.  We care.

Location Map


25 Kelvin Avenue,Hillington Ind. Est.,Glasgow, G52 4L



Unit B,Motorway Distribution Centre,Avonmouth Way,Bristol, BS11 9YT

HMNB Devonport


The SMS Group,HMNB Devonport,Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2BG



61A New Harbour Road Central,Poole,Dorset, BH15 4AJ



Western Avenue,Western Docks,Southampton,Hampshire SO15 0HH

HMNB Portsmouth


The SMS Group,HMNB Portsmouth,Portsmouth, Hampshire, P01 3NJ



Port View House,Channel View Road,Dover, CT17 9TP



The Dry Dock,50 Commercial Rd,Lowestoft NR32 2TE


Extensive National Footprint

The SMS Group has an extensive national footprint, and routinely works internationally too.  The business trades from eight strategically chosen locations – to focus on both core markets and key customers.  Our service solution is fully mobile; supporting works in shipyards, in ports and harbours, and alongside quay walls throughout the UK and Europe.