Company history

Vision and innovation – leading us into the future

1974

SOMIC is founded in Vogtareuth in Upper Bavaria, initially producing special machines, transport systems and soon thereafter packaging machines.


1978

4 years later, SOMIC moves into its first own company building in Wasserburg am Inn. Case erectors and insertion packers are designed and manufactured, which developed the basis of the SOMIC core business.


1986

The first complete packaging lines are developed, initially with a focus on the cheese industry. But the portfolio soon expands to include a variety of other sectors.


1994

SOMIC now specialises exclusively in machines developed for the end-of-line packaging process, starting with tea, coffee, chocolate, snacks and pet food. We continuously expand the range of processed products.


2001

The new, forward-looking company headquarters are established in Amerang. Servo/IPC technology is integrated into SOMIC systems. 100 employees generate sales of approximately €10 million.


2004

We proudly received the Bavaria’s Best 50 award. Thanks to our customer-friendly attitude, innovative strength and uncompromising qualitative thinking, we hold a top position in our market segment.


2010

SOMIC sets standards with its mechatronic machine platform, the 424. Functional units and software-based technologies form the foundation. Higher performance, greater flexibility and simpler operability are outstanding characteristics of this entirely new, forward-looking machine generation.


2014

40 years of SOMIC. The SOMIC group grows to more than 200 employees. In Chicago, SOMIC America Inc. is founded. Our product family is growing as well – the latest development, SOMIC 232, specifically designed for small packages and sales units, promises higher performance in a smaller space. With its major customers, SOMIC advances as a global player.


2015

After an extremely short construction period of just 14 months, SOMIC has moved into the new 7000 m² main building, where all of our technical have space to conduct their valuable work.


2017

Four independent divisions contribute their individual areas of expertise in a targeted fashion to create premium SOMIC products for the global market. With the know-how of SomiCon GmbH, the SOMIC Group is now also a one-stop shop for intelligent transport and product handling systems.

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