Company different from others

While offering unique technology in the design and production of Flexographic converting machinery, we maintain high standards of in-house production, with minimum outsourcing. This differentiates us from our competitors.


SOMA was born thanks to the willingness and great commitment of everyone at its inception. The desire to succeed is deep rooted and is in our DNA. We know what it is to develop, produce, sell and service valuable machines in the face of tough competition and we also know that success would not be possible without hard work and sacrifices.

We believe in being there for our customers to give them the competitive edge over their competitors and win orders. We listen to what our customers say, while at the same time looking for ways to help them to meet industry challenges. The results and achievements of our customers justify our efforts and spur us on.

It is of no consequence how difficult and uncomfortable the way forward was or will be. We believe in a world where hard work pays off.

We are SOMA and we are proud of it.

SOMA Quality

In-house production of parts is essential for our success. We keep quality under strict control. Therefore, we can deliver such sophisticated systems as Advanced Bounce Control.

Verner family
From left: Pavla Kusa (Commercial director), Ladislav Verner (CEO, founder), Jan Verner (Technical director)

100% Czech Ownership

Enthusiasm, strong will and the ability to produce exceptional products is a family tradition that has been passed to the 2nd generation of Verner family.



Expansion of Production Plant

The third hall is being added to the production facilities.


Launch of Intelligent Printing Units

Sustainable and efficient printing solutions.


30th Anniversary of SOMA

Gala dinner in the new production facilities.


The FXC Opening

SOMA opens technology center in USA.


FTA Innovation Award

SOMA Changeover Wizard receives prestigious 2022 FTA Technical Innovation Award.


New Production Facilities

Brand new assembly halls are being built to optimise production workflow.


Covid Challenge

+20 % sales, installations in 6 continents and 5 product launches.


New generation Optima

At K SHOW we launched new generation of very successful Optima press with such additions as ARUN technology and Bounce Control System.

SOMA team


25th anniversary

SOMA celebrates 25th anniversary. It has been successful quarter of centrury and we look forward to the one coming.

SOMA Oprima2


SOMA Flex Optima2

At DRUPA 2016 the OPTIMA2 printing press with unique Advanced Bounce Control system as well as ARUN set up system is successfully launched.


SOMA Villa Globe

The new training center Villa Globe is opened and the first annual Flexo Challenges Conference is organized.


SOMA Flex Optima

Flexographic printing press OPTIMA with unique modular concept and Cartridge system is successfully launched at K-show 2013.


SOMA Globe

Soma expands by 5000 and opens modern multi-functional facility. Soma Globe Technology Center is opened, giving Soma customers the opportunity to test the latest printing and converting machines and receive support from team of experts formed by key-industry partners in field of an ink, plate, anilox, sleeve and tape.


New production facilities

As SOMA grows, the addition of a new 1200 administration and production facility is built.


UV Flexo and solvent free laminator

At Drupa 2004 SOMA launches the first UV flexographic printing presses and later in that year solvent free laminator.


Planet Family slitter rewinders

The new generation of slitter rewinders is introduced and named Planet family - compact Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn and top of the range Venus.


The first CI flexo press

The successful development of the Soma Flex CI flexographic printing press opens the way to fast growing flexible packaging segment.


SOMA Engineering founded

Soma is founded and starts with production of special purposes machines for electronic field and car industry as well as its own product slitter rewinders for packaging industry.

1956 - 1992

TESLA state owned company

Our facility is a division of state owned company TESLA, which produces various parts and machines for electronic industry. This division focuses on production of slitters for capacitor di-electrum.

1890 - 1948

Schopper - Stodolowski textile production

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