Our story

Our motto

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Since taking over the business in 1966, I’ve known that the core of our work is to build personal relationships with our customers so that we can better understand and equip their business.

Providing fast service so shops can get back to work, perfecting applications on the factory floor and ultimately helping customers to be able to take on more work is what insures the success of our business as well.

After nearly 50 years in the industry I’ve has seen many changes. In fact, change is the one thing you can rely on in this business. Even though change can brings with it times of hardships and buckling down, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a reason not to be optimistic about the future of manufacturing in Canada.

My confidence in the industry is rooted in our customers, the people whose factories and job shops we’re at everyday. They are the hardest working, most entrepreneurial and resourceful people you’ll find anywhere.

David Collison,

Our history

During its humble beginnings in 1943 as a screw machine shop in the garage of a small house in Toronto’s west end, partners Harvey Collison and Oliver Goll placed service along with sharing knowledge and know-how at the heart of their operation.

From job shop to selling spare parts for Brown & Sharpe, CVA and BSA Screw Machines by 1959 the company separated into two businesses; one manufacturing under the name of Collison-Goll Limited; the other selling and servicing machines under the name of Screw Machine Services Limited. In 1984, the company relocated into its present 30,000 square foot facility to accommodate better for customer training and showroom demonstrations.

55 years later, SMS is one of the Country’s foremost machine distributors, providing Eastern Canada with state of the art machine tools, turnkey automated manufacturing systems and service.

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