SMIDE was created in 1950 by Albert LE MOAL, father of the present director, Martine LE MOAL-BOCHET. The main activity of the company was the manufacturing of leads, the cutting and machining of insulation parts for transformers and phones, the settings of leads, screen printing and engraving.

At the end of the 1960's, the company decided to launch a new activity, precision machining.