Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote intervention equipment, operating in hazardous environments worldwide.
As the number one designer and manufacturer of work class and specialist subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) worldwide, their products serve a diverse range of industry sectors including oil and gas, oceanographic, defence, salvage, telecoms, special projects and renewables markets.
Our relationship with SMD began with supplying a large number of loose, ancillary components for their ROV chassis. Due to our agile fabrication service we were able to supply a fast turnaround of parts, which enabled us to meet both their production schedule and their ad hoc demand.
When SMD’s business undertook an aggressive growth period and volumes scaled up, they began to explore their outsourcing strategy options for longer term production. As a result Universal Wolf was nominated as one of two key suppliers contracted to produce complete aluminium fabricated chassis.