As a leading global specialist for photovoltaic system technology, SMA is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. More than 3,000 SMA employees in 18 countries have devoted themselves to this task. Our innovative solutions for all photovoltaic applications and our unsurpassed service offer our customers worldwide greater independence in meeting their energy needs.
People living in industrialized countries are using intelligent SMA technology to transform their houses into smart homes. By integrating storage systems, the electricity generated from rooftop systems can be used in the evening as well. Industrial and commercial companies are installing PV systems, together with our highly efficient inverters, on their buildings to reduce operating costs by producing cost-efficient solar power.
In newly industrialized countries with high levels of solar irradiation, large PV power plants equipped with SMA system technology are providing more and more people with rapid access to a sustainable and inexpensive electricity supply – and thereby to greater prosperity and economic development. Industrial consumers who struggle with regular power outages or who have no access to the utility grid at all are no longer dependent on expensive diesel fuel for a reliable and uninterrupted electricity supply. With the SMA Fuel Save Solution, they can turn their diesel generators into photovoltaic diesel hybrid systems, thus saving money and reducing CO2 emissions.
Even after the PV systems are commissioned, our customers worldwide can rely on SMA and our comprehensive range of services, which ensure that their photovoltaic systems are operating cost efficiently at all times.
For over 30 years, SMA has helped hundreds of thousands of people and companies produce and consume energy independently according to their individual needs. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we are helping the people around the world transition to a self-sufficient and decentralized energy supply.
Headquarters: Niestetal, Germany
Global presence: sales and service subsidiaries in 18 countries
Number of employees: over 3,000
2018 sales: about 761 million euros
smarter E Award 2018 für ennexOS in der Kategorie "Smart Renewable Energy"
ees Award 2018 für Sunny Central Storage in der Kategorie "Electrical Energy Storage"
Intersolar AWARD 2017 for the SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1 in the "Photovoltaics" category
Top Employer for Engineers
ees Award 2016 for the Sunny Boy Storage
INTERSOLAR Award 2016 for photovoltaic diesel hybrid system on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius in the category „Outstanding Solar Projects“
Top Employer for Engineers
Intersolar Award for the Sunny Boy Smart Energy inverter with integrated storage
Smart Energy Award 2013, “Energy Information Communications Technology” category, for the SMA Smart Home comprehensive energy management solution
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category
Great Place to Work®: 1st Place Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 Employees” category
Best Innovator Award in the Renewables category, Award from A.T. Kearney and WirtschaftsWoche
Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category
Great Place to Work®: 1st Place, Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category
German Job Creation Award
Intersolar Award for the Sunny Central 800CP central inverter
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category
1st Place Energy Efficiency Award 2010 for the world’s largest inverter factory, which is also CO2-neutral Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Tripower three-phase string inverter
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special award for “Lifelong Learning”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category and special award for “Fair Remuneration”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special award for “Life-Long Learning”
Top Employer for Engineers
German Fairness Award 2008
Great Place to Work® Europe: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category
European Solar Prize in the “Industrial Enterprises” category
Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Backup System
“Winner of “Entrepreneur” Industry category, nomination for “World Entrepreneur of the Year 2007”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 1,000 Employees” category and special prize for “Best Practices for Involvement of Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Activities”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special prize for “Lifelong Learning”
Chief Executive Officer
After he studied electrical engineering in South Africa, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Reinert (b. 1968) received his doctorate at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) at RWTH Aachen, Germany, and began his career as senior engineer there. From 1999 to 2011, he worked for Emotron AB in Sweden, where in his last position, as General Manager, he was responsible for Technology and Operations. From 2011 to 2014, as Executive Vice President, Technology, he was responsible for the division Power Plant Solutions at SMA. Under his leadership, SMA was successful in expanding its worldwide project business and developing turnkey system solutions for large-scale PV power plants. Since April 2014, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Reinert has been a member of the Managing Board. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Reinert is responsible for Strategy, Sales, Service, Operations and Technology. He is a member of the Supervisory Board at Danfoss A/S.
Board Member for Finance, Human Resources and Legal
Ulrich Hadding (b. 1968) held different positions at the SCHOTT Group in Germany and abroad for ten years, most recently as Head of Legal & Compliance for SCHOTT Solar AG. He moved to SMA in 2009, initially establishing an internationally oriented Legal department and then the Compliance function. He played a major role in nearly all of SMA’s recent M&A activities and successively took on further management functions, e.g., for Tax, Insurance, Controlling and Financial Project Management. Since the end of 2015, he has been Head of Finance and Legal and member of SMA’s Executive Management Committee. Since January 1, 2017, Ulrich Hadding has been a member of the Managing Board with responsibility for Finance, Human Resources and Legal. He also serves as labor director of SMA and is responsible for capital market communication.
Kim Fausing (Deputy Chairman)
Uwe Kleinkauf (Chairman)
Dr. Matthias Victor