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.
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.
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
Elumatic milling machines
Various saws, flat bed, chop, striebigs
Technical assistance freely available at design and tender stage enquiries
BIM models available
Optimal value engineering
Technically workable solutions
Flexible manufacturing to suite your requirements
State of the art CAD software including:
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.
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.