History...

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1946 - The Scale Model Equipment Company

The company is formed to manufacture scale models and detail parts for the model engineering trade

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1960 - Aircraft Instruments & Business Machines

A move away from model making to precision engineering

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1959 - Alastair Robertson-Aikman

The company's founder required a pick-up arm for his own use and an experimental model was built

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1959 - SME Precision Pick-Up Arms

After receiving an enthusiastic reception from friends in the sound industry it was decided to produce pick-up arms commercially

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1959 - Production of 25 Units a Week

Composed entirely of individually machined components

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1959 - New Factory Location Opened in Steyning

Company's name was changed to SME Limited, a less committal title to suit its new activities

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1992 - Accredited to BS EN ISO 9001

Quality assurance system is formally accredited

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2000 - Full In-house Services

Facilities commence with design and toolmaking through all aspects of manufacturing including CNC machining, pressure die-casting, injection moulding, metal finishing, electro-plating, anodising and many other processes

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2015 - High Quality Precision Engineering

SME has over 60 years experience and is now probably the largest and best equipped company in the world devoted to the manufacture of precision pick-up arms and turntables

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2015 - Present Manufacturing Programme

Current product range consists of six precision turntables and twelve standard pick-up arms which together with special models are suitable for a very wide range of applications

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