State of the art technology, with century-old roots
Sormac is headquartered in Venlo, in the southeast of the Netherlands. Along with the neighbouring German border region, this is Europe’s largest horticultural area. It should therefore come as no surprise that this is where Somac put its roots down over a hundred years ago, specialising in the development and manufacture of Sorting Machines – Sormac. Market developments in the 1990s incentivised us to expand our product portfolio. We have built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of peeling machines for potatoes, carrots and onions and of the most advanced washing and drying systems for leafy vegetables.
Reliability is paramount
In the world of natural produce, nothing is identical. We therefore strive to set realistic expectations in terms of the commitments we make and the machines we supply. If a solution falls short of those expectations, we will remedy it. We invest in the development of mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with our clients. This is reflected by our machines: their robust design provides high operational reliability and a long service life. The food industry requires a clean and structured environment, and the same can be expected from our production area. The entire production process takes place under our own roof, meaning we have full control of the process.
Small details, big difference
We strive for perfection in every detail of our work. When developing our products, quality comes first. By combining the latest technologies with many years of experience, we exceed expectations by breaking industry standards time and again. Continuous optimisation is achieved by listening to our customers attentively. All of our products are tested in our own testing facility, resulting in innovative solutions tailored to the market’s desires. All internal processes are compliant with the ISO 9001 standard, allowing us to guarantee the highest possible quality.
Leading in technology
We don’t just focus on the quality of our machines; we also concentrate on the quality of our customer’s finished product. Our laboratory team searches for solutions to microbiological and physiological questions from the market in our in-house testing facility. How does the product undergo processing? How can the service life be extended? What quality requirements are imposed on a given product? Through our in-house research, market experience and product knowledge, we provide well-founded answers to these questions. Our aim is to help our customers to supply their customers with the best possible product.
United we stand
In 2019, Sormac acquired a stake in Foodcons GmbH & Co KG based in Viersen, Germany. Foodcons specialises in innovative cutting and punching technologies for vegetable and fruit processing. The versatile machines are a welcome addition to Sormac’s VeggieLine range. By combining our technical knowledge and market experience, we form a powerful union with an even more comprehensive product range.
Sormac expands: Sormac Inc.
Sormac has been active in the United States since the 1980’s. Driven by the strong growth of this market, we opened an office located in Northwood, Ohio under the name Sormac Inc. in 2019. John Clement and Michael Minns manage all commercial and technical matters. With support from the headquarters in the Netherlands, they form the basis for the new site. Our local presence allows us to offer customers faster service and provide instant access to critical spare parts.
This facility forms a solid base for all service- and sales-related activities in the local region – offering technical support, a hub for service operations, a UK stock holding of spare parts and a fully-equipped demonstration centre to provide customers with the opportunity to experience Sormac’s technology This exciting step forward will bring knowledge, state-of-the-art technology and Sormac’s century-old roots directly to the British Isles, providing best-in-class services to new and existing customers. Managing Director Sean Martin has over 19 years’ experience in the delivery of capital equipment solutions and projects for the food industry – operating across both the protein and fresh produce sectors.