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  • 1890 - 1948

    Schopper - Stodolowski textile production

    In an effort to help locally unemployed weavers, Lankscron City Council purchased land and donated it to Schopper-Stodolowski to enable them to build a textile factory.

  • 1956 - 1992

    TESLA state owned company

    Tesla, a division of the then state owned electronics company commences manufacture of slitting and rewinding machines

  • 1992

    Soma Engineering founded

    Soma is formed for the production of special purposes machines with a new company philosophy and production plan.

  • 1993

    New production program introduced

    New product range with high added value formed in the fast growing flexible packaging industry
    - sheet-fed flexographic printing press 
    - die cutting machines
    - slitter rewinders

  • 1995

    First flexographic press with central drum introduced

    The successful development of the Soma Flex solid and robust CI flexographic printing press masters the technology and opens the way to fast company growth.

  • 2001

    New generation Planet family of slitter rewinders

    The development of the Planet family of slitter rewinders including the compact Pluto, and top of the range Venus, Jupiter and Saturn models.

  • 2002

    UV flexographic printing press with CI drum

    The successful introduction of UV flexo technology at Drupa 2004 heralds the production of high print quality, compact UV flexographic printing presses.

  • 2004

    Solvent - free laminator launched

    The launch of a new, environmentally friendly solvent-free laminator streamlines the manufacturing process and reduce machine footprint.
    New Mounter proofer - flexo - laminator - slitter rewinder

  • 2005

    New facilities

    The addition of a new 1200 sq.mt. administration and production facility.

  • 2006

    Soma Flex CASINGS

    The launch of a dedicated machine designed to print on lay flat tubing and similar materials.

  • 2007

    Soma Flex MIDI II

    The development of our best selling eight-colour, gearless flexographic printing press with the best price to quality ratio in response to customer demands.

  • 2008

    Soma Flex IMPERIA 10C

    The flagship development of the Soma Flex 10 colour CI flexographic printing press successfuly launched at drupa 2008.

  • 2012

    Soma Globe

    The addition of a modern 1200 sq.mt. technology and training centre giving Soma customers the opportunity to test the latest printing and converting machines in a real print shop environment as well as receive operator training and support from our team of experts.

  • 2013

    Soma Flex OPTIMA

    Flexographic printing press OPTIMA with unique concept was successfully introduced at K-show 2013.

  • 2014

    Villa Globe

    New training centre Villa Globe was opened during the Flexo Challenges Conference 2014 which was attended by 160 guests from all over the world.
    Former private dwelling was especially converted for training purposes to complement Soma Globe technology facility.

  • 2015

    Venus III Turret

    Flexographic printing press Optima with unique concept was successfully introduced at K-show 2013.

  • 2016

    Soma Flex Optima2

    Flexographic printing press Optima with unique concept was successfully introduced at K-show 2013.