Indiana Company Named in Forbes Top 100 World's Most Innovative Companies

Listed among powerful giants such as Apple, Google, and Amazon, Forbes Inc has named Indiana company SMC Corporation the 49th most innovative company in the world (with PepsiCo named as 50th) in their August 2011 issue.

Indianapolis, IN, August 26, 2011 --( Based on expectations of future innovative results (new products, services and markets), this elite list illustrates confidence in the current and future performance of SMC. In 2011, SMC products continue to move into new peripherals and pneumatics related markets.

Forbes has recognized SMC's innovative stance, "(Our) products are not confined to the limits of conventional pneumatic control components, but are reaching out to cover peripheral markets as well. SMC products are developed to satisfy unique requirements, and we are committed to developing products for new markets to satisfy all of our customers."

About SMC

SMC is a leader in manufacturing pneumatic technology, providing industry with technology and products to support automation based on the guiding principle of "contributing to automation labor savings in industry." SMC Corporation of America is part of a global organization that supports customers in every industrialized country, and is the U.S. subsidiary of SMC Corporation based in Japan.

SMC Corporation of America
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