Our Story

From our HQ in Northern Ireland, UK, we’ve grown to become the leading global producer of Endless Conveyor Belts and Custom Cut Parts for the materials processing equipment manufacturing sector.

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Problem Solvers

A safe place to work

One big family

Close to our customers

Determined to succeed

Problems we solve

We serve 7 equipment segments: crushing, screening, recycling, washing, environmental, bulk material handling and road construction. We’re committed to lean manufacturing, research and development and continuous improvement.

Maximising Uptime for Bord Na Mona with Smiley Monroe Zip Clip™ Belts

Industry: Environmental

Smiley Monroe Invests in additions Production Centre and State-of-the-art Water Jet Cutter

Industry: Product Assembly

Smiley Monroe’s King Rollers Reduce Workplace Noise at USA owned Irish Salt Mines

Industry: Mineral Processing

Our Leaders

Vaughan Monroe

Managing Director

Tim Monroe

Marketing Director

Chris Monroe

Global Sales Director


We've come a long way since we were founded in a garden shed in 1979. From our HQ in Lisburn, Northern Ireland we now export to 59 countries in every continent except Antartica. Have a look through our timeline to see our journey to becoming the Giants of Belting.

  • 1979


    Smiley & Monroe founded by Mark Smiley and Vaughan Monroe
  • 1986

    First exports to Great Britain for the quarry sector

  • 1997

    First exports to North America of our industrial rubber products

  • 2000

    Achieve ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation

  • 2002

    £1.2 million investment in new purpose-built facility

  • 2007

    Export accounts for 8% of total revenue

  • 2008

    £400,000 investment in equipment

  • 2012

    Smiley Monroe India launches in Hosur

  • 2014

    £800,000 investment in new global distribution Hub

  • 2017

    Export accounts for 35% of our business