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Das Unternehmen

Die Somack GmbH ist ein junges Unternehmen, welches am 02.03.2011 gegründet wurde

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Our core expertise is the manufacture of precision parts and components which we produce as individual units, small or large series, made from aluminium, steel, stainless steel, brass and synthetics. Somack uses state-of-the-art, top-quality manufacturing technologies to ensure the high quality of our work. We are with you at every step of the way – from prototype to series production. This is the foundation for a seamless and cost-effective process. Customer satisfaction and continuous improvement are cornerstones of our philosophy.

Philosophy

Without continuous progress and growth, terms such as improvement, performance and success are meaningless. – Benjamin Franklin

Focused on customers and service

We serve our customers and learn from them. Every activity must result in high customer satisfaction.

Independence

We want to remain an independent and unaffiliated company.

Organisation

We live a culture of a flexible and lean organisation focussed on the needs of our customers.

Strategy

We focus on activities that we understand and for which we are suited.

Quality and environment

We undertake to offer exemplary quality, best practice and reliability. With the continuous improvement of our processes, we aim for products and services oriented towards the needs of our customers.

Our corporate activities are interrelated with our environment. We are committed to comply with the relevant laws and guidelines. In addition to the legal requirements, we apply environmentally-relevant considerations in our processes.

Employees

We are a team of motivated, capable and powerful individuals.

Management

We underscore the individual professional responsibility of our employees.

Creativity and innovation

We provide an environment where ideas, progress and the creativity of our colleagues are promoted.

Communication

We communicate openly and responsibly. We cultivate an open dialogue with all external stakeholders, in particular with our customers, the authorities, suppliers and the interested public.

Profit and results orientation

The driving force in our company is a transparent orientation to results. The management of Somack Fertigungstechnik GmbH is committed to promote the realisation of quality and environmental considerations within the entire company and to monitor the correct implementation and execution of the relevant rules.

Somack Fertigungstechnik is counted as one of the TOP 100

The TOP 100 mentor Ranga Yogeshwar helped the company from Mücke to make it in this exclusive list of Germany greatest innovators.

For the 23rd time, the TOP 100 of the most innovative companies of Germany's mid-sized organisations have been selected. This year, Somack Fertigungstechnik GmbH became a part of this elite group. Prerequisite was a demanding and science-based selection process. The judges examined and evaluated innovation management and innovation success. On 24 June, Ranga Yogeshwar, the mentor of the innovation contest honoured the top innovator during the "Mittelstand Summit" in Essen, Germany.

Somack Fertigungstechnik GmbH, honoured with the TOP 100 seal, was selected for its notable innovation success and its processes. Thanks to their continuous development in which all 17 employees are contributing, the portion of innovative products grew to 60 percent of the overall turnover. Somack develops and manufactures special machinery including laser marking systems and packaging equipment. The required precision components and parts made from aluminium, steel, stainless steel, brass and plastics are manufactured in-house – regardless to whether they are individual components, small or large series.

This young company (founded in 2011) has clearly structured its innovation process: Prior to project start, the management reviews the idea for its viability and determines a market. "We look at any innovation by focussing on its ultimate value for the customer," says Sinan Koc, the Managing Director. The top innovator then determines the sales potential and the price at which the product can be successfully marketed. "We attach great importance to ensure that all departments and the board are involved in these processes from the onset," Koc adds. In the next step, project controlling weekly compares the progress of a specific project with the defined objective.

All employees are encouraged to make suggestions for improvement. "We collect their ideas and evaluate them dispassionately," Koc explains. “The anticipated success is the centre of our deliberations and we measure the urgency of actions to be taken." This procedure ensures a transparent value awarding the creative performance of the employees with so-called success key indicators.

More than 4,000 companies showed interest in participating in the TOP 100 competition in this year. 366 made it into the qualification round. Of them, 284 moved forward to the final round. 238 were actually selected for the TOP 100 (maximal 100 in every of the three defined size categories). Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team from the "Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation" of the Vienna University of Economics and Business made the final evaluation. They surveyed more than 100 parameters in five assessment categories: "Innovation-supporting top management", "Innovation climate", "Innovative processes and organisation", " Innovation marketing and outward economic orientation" and "Innovation success".

The TOP 100 are considered to the trailblazers in their industries. And the numbers confirm this: The selected companies comprise 97 national market leaders and 32 global leaders. In average, they obtained 40 percent of their turnover with innovations and product improvements introduced before their competitors. Their growth was 28 percentage points above each sector's average. Together, these companies applied for 2,292 national and international patents in the last three years. This innovative power has its effect on jobs as well: The TOP 100 indicate that they plan to hire approximately 9,500 new employees over the next three years.

The mentor of TOP 100, the science journalist and TV presenter Ranga Yogeshwar, is impressed by the quality of the company and hopes for a signal effect: "It is remarkable how the TOP 100 generate new ideas and develop, from these ideas, trend-setting products and services. For this reason, I am truly glad that the award points a spotlight on these qualities. Hopefully, your company’s success will motivate other companies to do the same. Because a culture of continuous innovation will take on more significance for all enterprises.”

TOP100: The competition

Since 1993, compamedia grants the TOP 100 seal for outstanding innovative energy and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies. Since 2002, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the "Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation" chair of the Vienna University of Economics and Business has the scientific oversight. Science journalist and TV presenter Ranga Yogeshwar is the mentor of the TOP 100. Partners in the project are the "Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung" and the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW). The "manager magazin" is the media partner for the comparison. For more information, visit www.top100.de.

Employment with Somack

Check our job portal for open positions at the TOP innovator and play a part at Somack.

Quality assurance

All employees in our manufacturing department are trained skilled workers who verify the defined specifications during the production processes. Our quality assurance team is equipped with, amongst other things, a modern Tesa 3D measuring machine for inspecting every component before it leaves our premises. You can rest assured that you will receive high-quality products. In addition, our machine tools are fitted with measuring probe systems. Measuring and quality control directly at the machine tool ensures reliability and increases the overall quality.

Social commitment

As a regionally-embedded company and being proud to be part of the community, we sponsor the team’s jersey and garments.

Quality policy

The continued high quality of our products and services are one of the fundamental principles of our successful activities. We define quality as the provision of products meeting your specifications at the right time and the right place. We ensure that our quality policy is commensurate with the context of our organisation, meets the expectations of the relevant interested parties, and supports our strategic orientation.

Process orientation

We support an process-oriented approach, including a systematic determination and control or processes and their interactions. It is our goal to match the desired results with our quality policy and strategic orientation.

PDCA

Using the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” model, we want to ensure that sufficient resources are available for the processes, that they are controlled, and that they provide opportunities for improvement. Here, we focus on risk-based thinking.

Risk-based thinking

We promote risk-based thinking, in order to recognise opportunities. We aspire to minimise risks and to watch for chances.

Undertaking

We undertake to carefully determine requirements for products and services, and to meet or even exceed them.

We undertake to comply with applicable requirements of the quality management system. We also promise to continuously improve our quality management system. This system and its processes are monitored, corrected where necessary, and developed further. All this to optimise the overall results. An increase in efficiency by implementing optimal processes is a corporate objective.

Customer satisfaction

One of our top objectives is the satisfaction of our customers. The high quality of our products and services will ensure that lasting relationships are created and maintained.

Management

The management sets the example for our employees. Their tasks include planning, implementation and communication of the quality management system.

Competitive position

Our success depends significantly on our ability to compete in the marketplace. Market monitoring, determination of customer requirements and utilisation of our own potential are cornerstones for a lasting safeguarding of our success.

Community

We have a societal responsibility in respect to safety and environmental impact. We strive to save resources and to minimise adverse effects on our environment.

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