In-house exhibition on 23 May

SOMIC presents new development to mark 45 years of existence

Amerang, 27 May 2019 – 45 years ago, Manfred Bonetsmüller founded the packaging machines manufacturer SOMIC in Chiemgau, Bavaria – an event that was marked with major celebrations in spring. Around 150 customers from Germany and abroad accepted the invitation to the In-House Exhibition on 23 May 2019. President Patrick Bonetsmüller had a surprise ready for the guests as soon as he had welcomed them: he presented the world-first SOMIC ReadyPack – a compact machine for single-component case packaging. It provides a protective cover for pre-packed food, pet food and healthcare products, among other items.

SOMIC ReadyPack attracted a lot of interest, because it heralds a new era at the medium-sized company as an entry-level and supplementary model. Up to now, the family company has been considered a specialist for individually tailored machines in the medium-to-high performance range. With SOMIC ReadyPack, a smaller packaging machine for standard tasks that can be delivered very quickly ex-works is now available for the first time. ‘With this new development, we primarily want to appeal to customers in the eastern-European markets and emerging economies, who are increasingly converting from packaging by hand to automated packaging,’ explained Stefan Julinek, Director Sales, in his speech. But the machine also offers an ideal solution for bottlenecks in the packaging process.

The In-House Exhibition was rounded off with different machine demonstrations, professional lectures and an ‘adventure narrative’ from the extreme mountain climber Reinhold Messner, who is known worldwide, entitled: ‘Successful through strategic risk management’. In the evening, the guests came together for a hearty Bavarian buffet with a brass band – an unforgettable experience for the visitors from abroad in particular.


Based in Amerang, Bavaria, SOMIC Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers of end-of-line case packaging machines. With operations around the world and a branch in the US, the company serves a variety of well-known customers, including international food manufacturers, pharmaceutical and non-food companies. The family-run company was founded in 1974 and has currently around 350 employees.