SOLLICH - Milestones
1920 - 1949: The Early Years
Foundation of a bakery/cake shop in Ratibor (Upper Silesia) by Robert Sollich
Relocation to Rostock where, apart from confectionery, a company for confectionery machines is set up.
Invention of the first vacuum sugar boiling machine: the SOLLKOCH.
Development of the first continuous vacuum boiler: the SUPER-SOLLKOCH. Patent granted for a starchless moulding system for fondant and other soft candy products.
1950 - 1957: A New Start in Bad Salzuflen
Relocation and company foundation in Bad Salzuflen and the start of the development of chocolate machinery.
Invention and patenting of the circulation tempering process for the feeding of coating and moulding systems.
Development of the first chocolate enrobing machine with built-in circulation tempering.
1966 - 1987: Sollich Becomes A World-famous Brand
Takeover of the company by Helmut Sollich, Robert Sollich’s son, under whose management Sollich becomes the largest manufacturer of chocolate coating systems.
Development of the CONBAR® bar-forming system.
Development of coating systems for caramel and sugar icings type CARAMAT® and FONDAMAT®.
Development of the praline forming system SOLLFORMAT®.
Development of the ‘Turbo Tempering Process’.
The TURBOTEMPER® becomes the most successful tempering machine worldwide.
Development of the SOLLCOFILL® moulding systems
Takeover and integration of CHOCOTECH into the SOLLICH group.
Development of the CLUSTER FORMER®
With Thomas Sollich into the Future
Takeover of the company, now with 270 employees, by Thomas Sollich, grandson of the company’s founder.
SOLLICH now is the market leader for bar and praline forming systems, coating systems for chocolate, caramel and icing compounds and chocolate tempering machines.
The export share is approx. 75%.
Development of the SHELLMASTER®
Development of the SOLLCOTOP®
Development of the SOLLCOFORM®
Completion of the new administration building
Development of revised cooling tunnel THERMO FLOW® plus
Development TURBOTEMPER® top
Presentation of the new high-performance Sollcocap® plant
Completion of the first phase of a new production area ( enlargement of the area for about 4,700 m² )