Your most trusted marine technology solutions partner for your fleet in Africa



  • Navigation and communication equipment

  • Radio and satellite communication solutions

  • New installations and retrofits

SMD specializes in the surveying, sales, and maintenance of communication, navigation, and safety equipment for the maritime community. Our core competency is in the merchant vessel sector, but we also provide services for any kind of vessel. SMD has a highly trained team to carry out installations, surveys, 24-hour technical service and maintenance. We also offer satellite communication solutions for all types of vessels as well as any satellite airtime needs. SMD is the market leader in Africa South of the Sahara.

SMD has a wide selection of technology solutions from major marine electronics brands, to offer customers the solution that best suits their needs. It also offers satellite communication solutions from the best providers in the market to guarantee full coverage and satellite connectivity on board any vessel anywhere in the world. SMD performs surveys, installations and maintenance onboard and provides technical service in the home ports of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay in South Africa, Walvis Bay in Namibia, Port Louis in Mauritius, and Mombasa in Kenya, and is ready and willing to travel into the rest of Africa to service your Vessels.

Since 1952, SMD has been wholly committed to provide high levels of service to the maritime community, by providing high quality maritime technology solutions. As the longest established company specializing in marine electronics in Africa, we aim to provide service excellence, by endeavouring that your needs are satisfied without delay or follow-up.
At SMD, we understand that relationships and trust, built over time, trumps everything else in the Maritime Community. That’s why we bring you the best global communication, safety and navigation products.

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millon € turnover


48

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Africa, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Namibia

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Namibia, South Africa, Mauritius and Kenya