Sotefin SA is a Swiss company founded in 1956. For more than 50 years the company designs, builds and sells Automatic Parking System.
Sotefin SA began its activity by patenting (1959) and developing a trolley for the automatic transfer of vehicles which proved to be extremely reliable and accurate over time, to the extent that some systems are still operational today.
The innovation and technological evolution of its products aimed at achieving maximum quality in its realisations are the main source of inspiration for Sotefin SA as witnessed by the numerous patents and trademarks held by the company.
The technological solutions developed by Sotefin SA have always proved to be winners to such an extent that other companies, making an appearance in the automatic car park market in the meantime have availed of such solutions in the past and continue to do so.
In this scenario, Sotefin SA, as a leader in this sector, has played and still plays a fundamental role by virtue of its abilities developed not only in realising new systems but also renovating and modernising existent systems.
Over the last 25 years, Sotefin SA has designed and installed an increasing number of automatic car parks overseas and currently there are corporate installations in about 30 countries.
50 years from its establishment, the company has transferred its offices to a new prestigious site on the shores of Lake Lugano.
The Silomat® carriage is the synthesis of 50 years of evolution and innovation. It is at the heart of the parking system as it is a device dedicated to the direct movement of automobiles.
The Silomat® carriage summarises the most technologically advanced product offered today on the automatic car park market. It is the most compact complete movement carriage in the history of automatic car parks.
The main functions of a vehicle movement carriage, that is, centring, lifting and traversing, are realised for the first time in one sole device which also boasts the best performance in terms of speed and space-saving compared to all its competitors.
It is no coincidence that many companies in this sector avail of such technology when realising their own systems. Since its establishment, Sotefin SA has based its existence on the ability of its technicians to innovate and evolve its products with a view to continuous improvement in performance and reliability. Sotefin SA holds a variety of patents and trademarks known at global level. Sotefin technology is a reference point for all constructors in this sector and boasts numerous attempts at imitation.
Quality is the objective constantly pursued over the years; still today, sustained by the excellent results it has achieved, Sotefin SA looks to the future with an objective to offer its clients solutions representing the standard for this sector.
The main evolutions of the vehicle transfer carriage can be summarised by the three products below which represent a true technological milestone in this sector:
An extremely compact transfer carriage able to frontally lift a vehicle and take it from the entrance and exit areas to the parking area and vice versa. The vehicle centring function must be performed by an external device.
A complete lifting transfer carriage able to lift the whole vehicle and take it from the entrance and exit areas to the parking area and vice versa.
The vehicle centring function must be performed by an external device.
An integrated lifting and centring carriage. It increases holding capacity and is able to lift nearly all standard vehicles and take them from the entrance and exit areas to the parking area and vice versa. The vehicle centring function is integrated.