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.

Need a sample?

To request a sample, arrange an appointment or ask a question:

Phone

Call +44 (0) 191 587 9213

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

Work Opportunity Metal Façade Manufacturing Business 4

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

Testing / Warranty

Safety has always been our primary concern. Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed. All Sotech Optima Rainscreen has been witnessed and certified by CWCT for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration. We have completed several successful fire tests and welcome and encourage full scale system testing.

 

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Visit our showrooms

London rainscreen cladding Showroom

London Showroom

Our brand new London showroom in Bloomsbury is free to anyone to visit. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange for a technical representative to meet you there to discuss your unique requirements and demonstrate our systems.

 

26 Store St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT

 

Opening hours:

 

Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Please note that Sotech’s showroom in the Building Centre is not usually staffed. To be met by one of our Technical Experts at the Building Centre (or at your offices), please call +44 (0) 191 587 9213.

Sotech Rainscreen Cladding Training Centre

North East Showroom

Our North East showroom in Peterlee includes our state of the art manufacturing facility and training centre. Installers are welcome to visit for training on our products or to discuss upcoming projects. Architects are invited to discuss their unique requirements and get advice on specifications.

 

Unit 2 Traynor Way, Peterlee SR8 2RU

 

Opening hours:

 

Mon – Thur: 8.00am – 5.00pm | Fri: 8.00am – 4pm

 

Sotech’s North East showroom is home to its state of the art manufacturing facilities. To arrange a tour, followed by a meeting with one of our Technical Experts, please call +44 (0) 191 587 9213.

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SOTECH: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

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

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 38 years’ experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.