Your dedicated partner of the SGB-SMIT Group


otc services historyWith experience dating back to the 1970s, OTC Services, Inc. is committed to the remanufacturing and repair of dry-type and liquid-filled transformers for both industrial and utility clients. Our state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing, winding and test facilities streamline the process and allow us to provide very aggressive lead times.

With the integration of OTC Services into the SGB-SMIT group, we now bring over 100 years of transformer design and manufacturing experience to the market.

We are ideally located in Northern Ohio and provide dedicated rail access, large truck delivery and a 100-ton overhead crane. Our location and accessibility provide you the most efficient service and turn-around in the industry.

At OTC Services, our on-site engineers utilize only the highest quality materials for maximum renewal of your transformer life cycle. We guarantee the proper assessment, remanufacture, or repair of your project. Our remanufactured transformers come with a new product warranty for additional peace of mind.

SMIT Transformer Founded

January 27, 1913

Willem Smit founds a transformer factory in Nijmegen

Ohio Transformer Founded

November 2, 1940

Founded in 1946 to supply transformers to a U.S. government magnesium reduction plant.

Ohio Transformer Relocates

August 22, 1962

Ohio Transformer relocates to Canton, Ohio and expands product line.

High-Bay Expansion

December 7, 1985

Expansion gave expanded capacity with 100-ton overhead crane with a 37 foot hook height.

Assets Sold to GE

March 11, 2004

Assets were sold to General Electric and facility closed.

Facility Reopens

September 14, 2007

Operation restarted and prior management recruited to run operations.

Company Renamed OTC Services

September 30, 2011

The facility changes name to OTC Services.

SGB-SMIT Acquires OTC Services

May 2, 2012

100th Anniversary

April 11, 2013

SMIT celebrates 100th anniversary and is¬†awarded the courtesy title “Royal”. Name also changes to Royal SMIT Transformers B.V.