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SMC Becomes a Corporate Sponsor of Sales Education Foundation (SEF)


Friday, April 19, 2019

SMC Corporation of America
10100 SMC Boulevard, Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317-899-4440 Fax: 317-688-0958

PRESS RELEASE — Noblesville, IN

SMC Corporation of America, a leading global pneumatics and industrial automation manufacturer located in Noblesville, Indiana is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of the Sales Education Foundation (SEF), a non-profit organization that promotes the establishment of university level sales education.

SMC and SEF have the shared values of taking a scientific and academic approach to training salespeople and that collaboration can be seen in SMC’s advertisement published in Sales Education 2019 Annual Magazine now online. (https://salesfoundation.org/SEFAnnual/)

“We’ve had much success in getting our new hires to become more confident, technically competent and overall more productive faster than before establishing our Sales Academy. With SMC’s vast catalog of over 10,000 standard products and over 600,000 variations to those standard products, the learning curve can be quite steep for our salespeople, so having a well-structured curriculum taught by professional trainers is a big time-saver for our national network of Sales Managers.” said Tim Kuchta, Director of National Sales at SMC Corporation of America.

In November 2015, SMC established the Sales Academy at its North American corporate headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana which is a 6-month curriculum dedicated to training new hires in basic pneumatic theory, automation applications, machine troubleshooting, basic supply chain as well as the administrative skills and professionalism expected in the sales cycle.

“The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) is delighted to have SMC Corporation of America as a corporate sponsor of our 2019 Annual magazine. SMC offers a unique opportunity for individuals to attend their Sales Academy. SMC recognizes the importance of educating a high-performing sales force which builds on the skills taught at the university sales education programs we promote,” said Marty Holmes, Associate Director of SEF.

In 2018, SMC USA broke ground at its North American headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana and is near completion on a 1.0 million square-foot warehouse expansion to boost the total corporate, production and warehouse facility space to 2.6 million square feet.

About SMC Corporation of America

SMC Corporation of America is headquartered at 10100 SMC Boulevard, Noblesville, Indiana 46060, and is a subsidiary of SMC Corporation in Japan. SMC Corporation is the world’s largest pneumatics company dedicated to factory automation with technical development centers in Japan, the U.S., Europe and China.

There are 26 sales offices in the United States and 4 sales offices in Canada supported by domestic engineering, manufacturing and inventory located in Noblesville, Indiana.

About Sales Education Foundation

Established in 2007, the non-profit Sales Education Foundation has promoted the benefits of university sales education both in academia and the corporate world – ultimately challenging and changing the world view of the term “Sales.” Through publication of our Annual magazine, featuring the “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” listing, SEF has elevated the public knowledge of sales program offerings worldwide.

For more information visit: https://salesfoundation.com