Press area of the SOMMER Group
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SOMMER is one of the leading manufacturers of operators and radio remote control systems in Europe. Our reliable technology moves garage doors, swing and sliding gates, roller shutters and awnings.
SOMMER places great value on excellent quality and outstanding service. For this reason, we sell our manufactured products exclusively via specialist retailers. Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 was granted in 1995. At SOMMER, customer satisfaction is top priority.
The SOMMER Group consists of SOMMER Antriebs- und Funktechnik GmbH, APERTO Torantriebe GmbH, Groke Türe und Tore GmbH and Doco International B.V. as well as a number of branch offices abroad. Our strengths are outstanding quality and first-rate service. Over 400 employees ensure that the SOMMER Group is successful and continues to expand.
SOMMER is an internationally competitive company with an export ratio of around 80%. Thanks to our well-developed sales network, SOMMER Group products can be purchased all over the world. Regardless of where you are and which manufacturer's door you are trying to automate, SOMMER has the right operator for it.
SOMMER receives the "Innovation through Research" seal of quality
In 2016 and 2022/2023, door operator specialist SOMMER was awarded the "Innovation through Research" seal of quality from the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V. (Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany). The seal of quality goes to companies who stand out due special achievements in research and development (R&D).
Decision on gate operators puts an end to legal uncertainty
SOMMER operators ensure safe, standard-compliant and certified interplay between operator and gate or door. According to two current court decisions, manufacturers of door and gate operators must assure that operators and doors and gates can be reliably operated together. This makes SOMMER Antriebs- und Funktechnik GmbH feel vindicated in its product strategy. The company has fulfilled the requirements of both decisions, which result from relevant EN 12453, since the introduction of this standard in 2001.
base+ door operator
The new base+ door operator from SOMMER adapts to any garage door. A force curve ensures door operation is optimised throughout an automatic learning process. Convenience and security are expanded with additional features such as a humidity sensor or a module for safely locking the garage door. For its operator technology, SOMMER uses a low-wear and low-maintenance motor which runs on a track. The remote control is operated via bidirectional radio control system technology with feedback.
SOMMER acquires Doco International B.V.
SOMMER Antriebs- und Funktechnik GmbH is growing again. As of October 1, the group has acquired a new member: Doco International B.V. . The manufacturer is one of the leading suppliers in Europe of door components for industrial and private doors and is represented in more than 40 countries around the world.
SOMMER registered at ear foundation
SOMMER is dedicated to protecting the environment and its business partners. SOMMER is the first company in its sector to join the ear foundation.
Swing gate operator and special operators for every door or gate
Doors and gates with modern operators create security and increase convenience. SOMMER offers operators for any needs. The portfolio has the right operator for any requirements.
(Commercial) Managing Director Gerd Schaaf
(Technical) Managing Director Dieter Walddörfer
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Antriebs- und Funktechnik GmbH
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