Sotech’s Manufacturing Facilities

Two highly equipped production facilities totalling 65,000 sqft are dedicated to the manufacture of rainscreen cladding panels and fabrications.

 

The manufacturing facilities incorporate some of the very latest manufacturing machinery, including one of the few Pullmax 720 machines in Europe configured to enable fully automatic batch production of blanks. Two further new CNC controlled brake presses provide panels folded to the tightest tolerances. New sophisticated CNC flatbed routers have dramatically increased capacity for bulk production of aluminium composite material (ACM) rainscreen panels. These are optically flat over longer panel lengths than traditional manufacturing in monolithic materials.

 

All punch, shear, press and rolling machines are 4000mm long allowing Sotech to manufacture panels and flashings that are larger than the industry standards. Larger components mean a reduction in the quantities required and reduced installation times on site.

 

Sotech has made significant advances in fabrication utilising natural materials such as copper, zinc andstainless steel along with pre finished materials, particularly pre-coated aluminium and aluminium composite materials (ACM), providing architects, designers and contractors greater scope in design and material choice.

 

With an overall capacity of up to 6,500m2 per week; Sotech continues to be the leading provider of engineered rainscreen cladding panels and fabrications.

Production Facility

Current capacity on solids can range from 6,000sqm a week, depending on sheet size, set ups and panel types.

Current capacity on ACM is up to 2,500sqm per week depending on complexity of the project.

Extrusions 4,000 lm to 10,000 lm per week depending on profile and finished product.

The above does not include night shift or additional hours which can be worked if required.

Sotech Rainscreen Cladding Manufacturing

Machinery

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Salvangini panel bender

4 X 4 metre press brakes

12 metre router to produce ACM & large solid production

4 metre & 3 metre guillotines

Pullmax punching machine with load and off load facility

Tig & Mig Welding machines

Eckold for the curving of both aluminium & ACM

Stud Welding

Elumatic milling machines

Various saws, flat bed, chop, striebigs

Design Co-Operation

Technical assistance freely available at design and tender stage enquiries

NBS Specifications

BIM models available

Optimal value engineering

Technically workable solutions

Flexible manufacturing to suite your requirements

Sotech technical team

Design Resources

Sotech Design Resources

CAD technicians

State of the art CAD software including:

      • Radan (vero Product)
      • Solidworks (Dassault Software)
      • Revit
      • Inventor
      • Space Claim (Ansys Product)
      • FEA analysis capabilities through Ansys

Speak to an expert

If you require advice with design detail, assistance with a specification or to discuss your project in detail contact our technical department who have over 35 years experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.

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SOTECH OPTIMA: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

From the earliest tests of our Optima TFC system at BRE through to the most recent large-scale testing of bespoke systems in Exova, Dubai, ‘safety’ has always been our primary concern, followed closely by outstanding design, flawless finishes and an end to end proactively managed production line.

 

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems. When you choose us, you’re choosing a safe pair of hands.