History

Founding history of SOPAT GmbH

An overview of the company history: from the first thoughts on automatic particle recognition, to the important developmental and success mile stones, to today.

2018

Sale of the 70th system

IECEx certification of the ATEX system

Sales increase by 40 percent

Main exhibitor at ACHEMA

Development of InView 3

Cooperation with GINEP

10 distributors worldwide

2017

Sale of the 50th system

ATEX Certification for Category II 2G Ex db op pr [op is] IIB T4 Gb, 0°C ≤ Ta ≤ +50°C

2016

Move to the new offices at Boyenstraße 41, 10115 Berlin

Installation of a multi-probe system

Sale of the 25th SOPAT system

2015

Installation in the food industry and beverage sector

Development of the SOPAT MM system (Microscopic)

Development of the SOPAT InView system (Macroscopic)

Industrial Installation

2014

Certification for DIN EN ISO 9001

2013

Founding of SOPAT GmbH

2012

Six months after the installation, positive feedback from the customer: over 15,000 hours of work time were saved

2011

Founding of SOPATec UG, supported by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

2010

Cooperation with BASF

2009

Cooperation with SULZER ChemTech

2006

Software development project on picture analysis, in order to count and measure particles

2006 – 2011

Under the auspices of multiple PhDs, the idea for the SOPAT system occurs to founder Dr. Sebastian Maaß at the Technical University Berlin. Unsatisfied with the then state of the art, Dr. Maaß wanted to develop a particle measurement system that could be used in line in that was trustworthy and time efficient.