SMD is organised across a number of key business streams including Soil Machine Dynamics, ROVs, subsea trenching, submerged mining, and marine renewables. SMD customers benefit from a customer support department offering a 24-hour hotline, operational and engineering support, spares, service, and training support including a specially developed work-class ROV simulator for pilot training.
SMD has a dedicated research and development team focusing on developing new technologies, products, and systems. A close relationship with customers allows SMD to provide the best technically and financially viable engineering solution, enabling customers to meet their goals. The company was bought by China South Rail in 2015.