Company profile: Smith Precision Products


Having manufactured many different model pumps and prototypes over the last 80 years, Smith Precision Products (also known as Smith Pumps) is a specialist in the low-pressure transfer of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2). Based in Newbury Park, California, the company serves the global market with its innovations – and has done since its founding in 1938.

It was Reuben Stanley Smith who founded the company all those years ago. A remarkable inventor, Smith filed over 60 patents including the mechanical marvel car assembly line (capable of manufacturing 10,000 automobile frames daily), the first gasoline powered automobile manufactured in Los Angeles, and the Smith Meter, which is still being used today throughout the refined fuels industry.

Some of the patents are the beginnings of the products the company manufactures in the present day, which are positive displacement pumps and accessories for various liquids and liquefied gases. Alongside these, the company also makes accessory items for the pumps including external bypass valves, y-type strainers, and flexible drive couplings.

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