Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of remote intervention equipment, operating in hazardous environments worldwide.
SMD has a strong and unique heritage in subsea engineering, going back to the 1970s when it pioneered the design and manufacture of seabed ploughs. Following the acquisition of Hydrovision in 2003, SMD has grown to be the world's number one independent designer and manufacturer of workclass and specialist subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). SMD underwent a management buy-out in 2008, funded by the private equity group, Inflexion. It is headquartered near Newcastle in the UK, with additional facilities in Houston, Singapore and Macaé in Brazil.
SMD is organised along five key business streams: ROVs, Trenching, Mining, Renewables, and Nuclear. These business streams are each led by a dedicated business stream manager reporting into one of the two joint managing directors.