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Formed in 1982, Sotech is a leading designer and manufacturer of the Optima range of engineered metal rainscreen cladding and architectural fabrications.

With offices in North East England and London, Sotech provides rainscreen cladding solutions to its clients nationwide.

Sotech puts a heavy focus on product innovation and testing and has full system tests for the complete Optima range of rainscreen cladding systems. Sotech is one of the few manufacturers that can provide true A1 Non-Combustible rainscreen systems.

All systems carry full CWCT certification and the Optima FC+, TFC+ and Edge have met the fire requirements of BR 135 when tested to BS 8414 in specific system configurations. Sotech is also accredited to ISO9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001.



Sotech’s team of committed rainscreen cladding experts deliver enduring rainscreen solutions that are safe, innovative and market leading in design and manufacturing.

A safe pair of hands
Providing our customers with safe solutions

We pride ourselves on being the safe pair of hands in the industry. Sotech’s commitment to enduring and safe solutions can be witnessed in the volume of testing it does in the UK and Dubai, with a particular focus on innovation for fire safety, providing true A1 and A2 rainscreen solutions ahead of the market. When you choose us, you are choosing a safe pair of hands.

Customer focused.

Working for the repeat business. It is the true test of a customer focus.

Our team of expert rainscreen cladding specialists work closely with architects, specifiers, fire consultants, main contractors, and installers from the conception of a project to the moment the final panel is placed. We are here because of our customers, and those customers contact us project after project for advice, solutions and recommendations to their scheme or specification because we care about the details.

We share our industry knowledge generously and we go the extra mile to get projects complete to the highest standards, protecting the building, protecting the inhabitants, and enhancing the reputation of rainscreen cladding in the industry.

Manufacturability at the core

Meeting the most specific requirements through teamwork, training, and technology

Sotech have invested handsomely in state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and facilities and lead the market in in-house training. We are passionate about quality, style and safety of rainscreen cladding solutions which is why we follow Design for Manufacture (DFM) processes. DFM allows potential problems to be fixed in the design phase of a project, ensuring we meet our clients most specific requirements consistently and on time.

Continual improvement and a get-it-done-right attitude.

Continually strive to do better in everything we do.

We are focused on innovating to lead the way when it comes to safety, flawless design, and an outstanding customer experience. We pride ourselves on our attitude of continual improvement and are often leaders in the market when it comes to innovation, as with the introduction of our true A1 cladding systems. We are a can do business and will find a way to bring your design to life safely, efficiently and with flare.


Family feel, international presence

We hire and train from within and demonstrate safety and quality as a result.

Sotech began in 1982, when company founder John Egginton combined the Social and Technological sides of business to form Sotech

Our buildings can be seen in every major city across the UK and Ireland and our products have gained widespread international recognition, supplying to projects in the Middle East. This is testament to the skill, commitment, and loyalty of our team.

We pride ourselves on our family business feel, but have an incredible international reach.

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