Sterling Heights, Michigan Facility

Saginaw, Michigan Facility


MAG has been designing and building machine tools in Detroit, Michigan for over 120 years supplying standalone machines up to complete factory turnkey solutions for job shops, tier suppliers and OEMs throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, medical, and renewable energy industries.  MAG’s best in class machining centers produce the most accurate parts in the industry and are built on the foundation of renowned machine tool brands Cincinnati, Cross Hüller, Ex-Cell-O, Honsberg and Lamb.  For more than a century, SMS has built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of high precision metal removal machine tools and systems serving both domestic and international markets.

MAG and SMS are dedicated to providing high quality milling and turning solutions.  For more than a century, MAG and SMS have built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of high precision metal removal machine tools and systems serving both domestic and international markets.  We start with your part and production criteria, develops the machining process and production strategies, then builds and integrates the proper machine tool systems.  SMS became a member of the FFG Global Machine Tool Group in 2007, and MAG Automotive joined the FFG family in 2015.  In September 2016, SMS integrated the operation with MAG in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  SMS and MAG offer the COMPLETE machining solutions to meet your most challenging needs.

All of MAG and SMS’ predecessors have a combined 500+ years of history:

1854    Wickes begins in Saginaw, MI, builds lumber mill machines

1927    Saginaw Machine and Tool begins, builds turning machines

1935    Wickes begins to build crankshaft turning machines

1963    Wickes acquires Kux Machine, builds die cast machines

1968    Wickes acquires Saginaw Machine and Tool

1979    Wickes acquires Drillmation, builds deep-hole drilling machines

1981    Wickes Machine Tool Group formed

1983    Saginaw Machine Systems, Inc. begins and acquires Wickes Machine Tool Group

1991    SMS acquires New Britain vertical turning product line

1992    SMS acquires Advanced Technologies, Inc. product lines of welding and leak testing

In 2007, SMS became part of Fair Friend Group’s (FFG) global machine tool conglomerate.  FFG is currently the 3rd largest machine tool group in the world with 32 machine tool brands covering full spectrum of machine tool types and 51 manufacturing bases worldwide. 

2016    SMS operation integrated with MAG’s in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  SMS and MAG are both members of FFG Global Machine Tool Conglomerate.  This merge in operation created great synergy for both brands as we can now offer both turning and prismatic machining solutions to the combined customer base.


FFG Corporate Video
FFG Americas Image Video
FFG at IMTS 2018
FFG at IMTS 2016
FFG Americas Milling Trailer
FFG Americas Turning Trailer

Since becoming a member of of FFG, MAG and SMS are able to utilize FFG’s corporate resources to expand globally and to achieve supply chain optimization. 

Whether you are in need of one machine or many, MAG and SMS can fulfill your requirements by linking responsibility, capability, and complete integrated system accountability.

When it comes to meeting the challenges of the aerospace, automotive, truck, off-highway, farm, appliance, HVAC, and other industries, MAG and SMS offer a wide spectrum of solutions and support.

If your company requires a partner who can provide comprehensive processing capabilities … turn to MAG and SMS.

If your company needs a partner who can provide single source service responsibility … turn to MAG and SMS.





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