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Established in 1967, Security Engineered Machinery Co., Inc. (SEM), is the largest direct supplier of information destruction equipment and services in the United States for both federal, state and local government customers as well as commercial entities of all sizes.

From paper to hard disk drives to solid state devices to optical media and everything in between, SEM has a solution that can eliminate and/or sanitize both Classified/Top Secret Information as well as Controlled Un-Classified (CUI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). In addition, SEM offers a nationwide shred service with a particular focus on the destruction of hard drives, personal computers, data-tapes, solid state devices and other related electronic media. SEM also produces customized equipment for size reduction solutions and for destroying off-spec or returned product for the pharmaceutical, medical device, gaming and food industries as well as bank-note/currency destruction for the US Federal Reserve and Central Banks throughout the world.

Primary products include personal, departmental and central destruction paper shredders, hard drive shredders and crushers, solid state device shredders and disintegrators, magnetic media degaussers and optical media shredders and destroyers. In addition, as the inventor of the disintegrator in 1967, SEM continues to offer and service a complete line of disintegration systems designed for an office environment as well as larger centrally located systems for heavy duty, high volume applications that are supported by a variety of customized waste collection systems (including briquetting).

SEM is positioned to serve customers throughout the world. In the United States, direct sales offices are located in Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and California. Internationally, we have selected representatives in most countries. Over 100 Authorized Service Centers are available worldwide. A full engineering staff is available to provide assurances that larger systems meet the at-site requirements of our customers.

SEM practices and is committed to providing “green” solutions in all of our systems. Since 1967, SEM has established a global reputation for quality, reliability and customer service. Our customer service and technical support department is always accessible. Corporate customers and Governments world-wide seek manufacturers and suppliers who provide high quality solutions, service and support as well as suppliers who are responsible for their products. When it comes to a solution to effectively eliminate sensitive information or mitigate liabilities, SEM is and has been the first choice of the US Federal Government as well as many Fortune 500 corporate national accounts for the past 45 years.

5 Walkup Drive
United States
+800 225 9293


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