Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. That's what made anodised aluminium the perfect choice in the construction of Oman Air Traffic Control Tower in Oman, where the harsh environment...

Sotech has announced the opening of their brand-new showroom in The Building Centre in Bloomsbury London. Stocked with samples of their market leading rainscreen cladding solutions and a range of materials and finishes available, the London based showroom is a functional meeting spot for architects and...

Last month saw us celebrate 38 years in business! To celebrate, we wanted to look back at a few stand out projects that got us here. There are so many more to share so we'll be sure to keep the 'Flashback Friday' going strong! Thank you to...

The rainscreen cladding industry has seen a dramatic focus on testing for large scale buildings and rainscreen cladding solutions in 2020. A focus on fire tested rainscreen cladding solutions began following the tragic circumstances of Grenfell in 2017. Sotech has been at the forefront of testing...

An evolution of the Hook-on Secret Fix Rainscreen solution   Sotech has today unveiled an evolution of its original hook on secret fix rainscreen solution, Optima FC. Featuring an innovative slide and lock adjustment mechanism, carrier rail hooks can now be locked in position on site by...

We are delighted to announce that River Street - the £110 million student development in Manchester - has been short listed for 'Best Tall Building Awards' in the 'Best Mixed Use or Commercially Tall Building Project'. Over 6000sqm Optima FC in Corten is being installed as...

Sotech to hire a Salvagnini Operator for its North East Peterlee site   Job Summary:   In the role of a Salvagnini operator you will primarily be responsible for operating an automated sheet metal processing system that is comprised of a cnc punching and forming machines, FMS  (flexible manufacturing...

We know it's an unusual time in the world right now. And many of us are embracing new ways of working. We want you to know, we're online and working right alongside you. We’re able to take calls, answer emails and meet via video. Our team of experts are...

22nd April 2020 COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC   View full letter >>  Dear customer, supplier and extended stakeholders, I wish to give you an update as to our position in relation to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. We have started to slowly phase back production and administrative staff in line with Government guidelines...

3rd April 2020 Dear customer, supplier and extended stakeholders, Further to our announcement last Friday regarding our suspension of all physical manufacturing at our facilities in County Durham, I wish to give you an update as to our position in relation to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. We continue...

27th March 2020 Dear Customers & Suppliers, SOTECH LTD – COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT Further to the unprecedented event in recent weeks and the announcement from the Prime Minister earlier this week, the situation with respect to the Covid-19 is continuing to evolve at pace. Like other companies, our foremost concern...

As a team, we are thrilled to announce Sotech was announced as the WINNERS of the Manufacturing Award in last night's North East Business Awards, and runners up in the Apprenticeships, Training & Skills Award. The North East Business Awards, now in its 20th year, celebrates...

6500m2 of Optima TFC in 2.0mm Reynolux Pre-Coat & 2.0mm Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of the £36 million student accommodation on Norton Street, Liverpool. The Reynolux Pre-Coat was chosen due to its Euroclass A1 Fire Rating.  The material was recommended by...

4500m2 of Optima FC, TFC, IPC & Feature Fabrications in Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of the Skelhorne student accommodation at Liverpool Lime Street. Positioned by Liverpool Lime Street train station, the £55m new-build student accommodation comprises of 1,085 bedrooms across two...

Peterlee based manufacturing company Sotech has been shortlisted for the Manufacturing Award and the Apprenticeships, Training & Skills Award in the North East Business Awards. The North East Business Awards, now in its 20th year, celebrates the achievement of businesses in the region and highlights successful...

Sotech is looking to employ a full time CNC Press Setter / Operator. REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to read engineering drawings and work to tight tolerances Experience in working with Aluminium, Stainless steel, Brass from 1mm thk to 4mm thk Bystronic and Trumpf experience would be...