Mr. Louis MONTHULET and SOCQUET-JUGLARD family founded the company SMPI, which name is a French acronym for "Société de Mécanique et de Plastiques Industriels". The main activity of the company hasn't changed actually. It always consists in studying and manufacturing premium tools in order to manufacture in mass production, very accurate and technical parts made of plastic.
The very first part manufactured out of the SMPI workshop was a spur gear with overmolded shaft for Philips electric shaver
At that time, our injection machines were vertical with brands like REP, BOY, PIESTER or MARTINAND
The sixties mark the beginning of our reputation in the field of gears with the manufacturing of first helical gears, worms, worm-gears and toothed rotor of potentiometers for electronics (modulus of 0,2 mm).
Purchase of first horizontal injection machines branded Netstal Neomat (Swiss made injection machine)
Purchase of first Netstal Sycap CNC-controlled injection machines. Set up of a Quality department in charge of product inspection but also already involved in the organization of work. The Quality assurance and ISO Quality standards didn't exist at that time yet.
Purchase of a first jig grinding machine branded HAUSER Sm
Focus of SMPI activities on automotive market The 2000s mark the advent of 100% automatic production processes. From that time, not a single part is managed after ejection of the mold by gravity. 100% of our injection machines are then fitted with a robot.
Purchase of a first fully electric injection machine branded JSW which since has become our standard.