About us

SMS have been operating in our specialised field since April 1978 offering our clients a variety of services for anti-corrosion preparation and finishes, either at the clients’ infrastructure or in our own workshop facilities.  We have developed new techniques and services to ensure we provide clients with a quality service where economic and sustainability innovation goals can be reached simultaneously.

Our quality management system has been assessed to both ISO 9001 and National Highway Sector Scheme 19A and our environmental management system has been assessed to ISO 14001.

We are based in Kent but serve a wide area including London, the South East and some areas within the South West. Our objectives include completing work to programme, to budget and in accordance with the agreed requirements and contract specification.

We operate an ongoing training programme for all our employees, continuing good business practices and ensuring that safety is of paramount importance at all times.  Only qualified employees are included in the teams and specialist training is required for the specialist tasks, e.g. SMSTS, SSSTS, Sentinel PTS, PASMA, IPAF, ICorr, TTP, Water Jetting (High and Ultra High), EFAW.  Managers, supervisors, inspectors and operatives have current certificates for the allocated roles and employees are issued with all necessary high quality personal protective equipment according to the task being undertaken.

We take responsibility for the effect our operations may have on the environment and take all practicable steps to eradicate or minimise any adverse effects.  SMS do not compromise on quality or safety.

Our clients

Private: BAM Nuttall
We are BAM Nuttall, part of the Royal BAM Group of civil engineers. Our group is one of Europe’s largest contractors, employing 20,000 people globally, with an annual turnover of £7 billion. Established for more than 150 years, we deliver exceptional engineering, construction and investment services across private and public sector projects, in the UK and abroad. Our projects range from road, rail and airports, to marine, tunnelling, and energy schemes. We’re driven by a desire to make a difference to communities, the environment and people’s lives. Our goal is to build sustainable infrastructure that helps economic growth and allows us be kind to our planet – today and in the future. "The experience of our customers and communities where we work, depends on the quality of all our people, and their passion and commitment for delivering exceptional infrastructure, and making a positive, sustainable impact." -Steve Fox, Chief Executive, BAM Nuttall
Highways England
We are the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Formerly the Highways Agency, we became a government company in April 2015.
Crossrail Limited, established in 2001, is the company that has been set up to build the new railway that will become known as the Elizabeth line when it opens through central London. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) and is jointly sponsored by TfL and the Department for Transport (DfT). Once the railway is complete it will be run by TfL as part of London’s integrated transport network.
Network Rail
Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure   That’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We manage 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are managed by the country’s train operating companies.
We collaborate with our customers, integrate our suppliers and develop our people to deliver assured, sustainable and efficient transport outcomes. The work we do underpins much of what we expect in the UK: safe, efficient transport networks. Working closely with our customers and our partners, we help keep the trains running and traffic moving on our roads.