SMP Parts is latest Open-S member
By Steve Ducker17 November 2021
Sweden-based SMP Parts has become the latest member of the Open-S Alliance.
The alliance, which is based on a common standard for the hydraulic interface between quick coupler, tiltrotator and attachments, was launched last year by manufacturers Steelwrist and Rototilt.
SMP is the third manufacturer of tiltrotators and quick couplers to take up membership, following the recent announcement that Volvo Construction Equipment had become the first excavator producer to join.
“Standardisation is an important part of improving both the user experience and the enhanced safety of our customers,” said Patrik Lindqvist, CEO and president of SMP Parts.
“By becoming members of the Open-S Alliance we take our responsibility in creating one global standard whereby the safety of products must never be compromised.”
Chief technical officer Matthias Andersson added: “We have had a clear goal to be one of the suppliers included in the Open-S Alliance, precisely because it both increases our competitiveness and because it gives our end customers more opportunities to use our products.”
Open S-Alliance chairman Stefan Stockhaus commented: “We are happy to welcome SMP Parts as a full member.
“We expect more members to join as the standard grows internationally and talks are ongoing with more manufacturers who want to join.”