Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG) is the holding company of a German group of mechanical engineering companies with factories in Germany, China, India and Slovakia where grabs for loading and unloading seagoing cargo vessels, completely equipped driver cabins, automated drilling technology for the open-pit and underground mining industry, special-purpose vehicles for the process industry as well as mechanical and hydraulic telescopic antenna masts are developed and manufactured.


SMAG was founded in 1919 and privatised in 1941, the company has been an independent public company since 2008. SMAG Peiner Grabs have established the #1 Worldwide market position through technology driven product development and design, quality driven production methodology and products which are defined by the reliability and durability they offer as standard.

Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG) leads the world in manufacturing grabs for international seagoing cargo handling. Based in Salzgitter, Germany, the special-purpose machinery manufacturer develops, manufactures and services lifting equipment specifically designed for loading and unloading bulk cargo such as sand, gravel, coal, or waste, wood and agricultural commodities. Operating under the worldwide known brand name PEINER, SMAG sells motor, hydraulic and rope grabs and slewing units as well as spreaders for container lifting, for more information please visit