We have been winding and manufacturing small, medium and large series of rotors and stators for all types of electric motors for more than 27 years. Our narrow specialization in winding and top, state-of-the-art technological equipment, but above all the high expertise of our employees, allow us to meet any requirements of our customers in the highest quality, short deadlines and at a good price.
SOPO has gone through three stages of development in the field of winding:
1. Manual winding - that’s how it all started
2. Winding outsourcing - we are able to take over a customer’s existing production
3. Co-creators of new generations of electric motors - we develop a new winding technology and support our customers in the development of new electric motors based on the approach "Invent your motor and we will invent and manufacture winding for you".
We provide complete production of "End to End" rotors and stators from manual to robotic workplaces, including the provision of strategic materials.
Let’s take a look back in time and recall the important moments in the history of the SOPO Group.
Entry of the company into the Commercial Register
Founding of SOPO s.r.o., relocation of the electric motor repair shop from the garage of a family's home to the address Modletice 19. Repairs and rewinding of electric motors, pumps, and electric hand tools for Czech customers
First small-lot manufacturing – commutator rotors – replacement parts for NAREX electric hand tools
Start of small-lot production of commutator rotors for a German customer
SOPO SERVIS, s.r.o. founded to separate rotor manufacturing from the service. SOPO SERVIS repairs electric motors, pumps, and electric hand tools mostly for Czech customers
New operations site opened in Jílové near Prague for the manufacturing of special wound parts, mostly for bicycles, wheelchairs, and other low-voltage applications.
SOPO MOTOR s.r.o. founded to expand the manufacturing premises and capacity for producing stators. The production facility is located in the town of Kutná Hora. Until 2000, SOPO s.r.o. only made commutator rotors
New rotor manufacturing facility opened at the address Modletice 1 – start of production of commutator rotors on fully automatic winders
New production site opened in Ochoz near Brno in order to expand the manufacturing facilities and capacity for producing rotors and stators for unidirectional electric motors for wind turbines
New production site opened in Jedovnice near Blansko in order to expand the manufacturing facilities and capacity. At this time, operations are shut down in Ochoz near Brno.
New production site opened at the address Modletice 94 for the purpose of fully automatic manufacturing mostly of asynchronous stators
SOPO MOTOR s.r.o. moved to a new site in Nebovidy near Kolín in order to expand the manufacturing facilities and improve conditions for employees
Major expansion and complete modernization of the operations site at Modletice 94 to expand the production facilities, create new storage facilities, and improve conditions for employees
Opening of a new Development Center because of the increasing need for making prototypes, development of new products together with our customers, and the associated development and implementation of made-to-order manufacturing technologies;
Introduction of the new IFS information system
Moving of manufacturing from Jílové near Prague to the newly renovated facilities at Modletice 1
Opening of a new storage site in Modletice, expansion of the manufacturing facilities at the address Modletice 94 in order to greatly increase production compared with 2013
The foundation of SOPO INVEST s.r.o. – a sister company that manages immovable assets. The release of the first issue of Sopoděj, our corporate quarterly
Expansion of production capacities – the purchase of a manufacturing facility in Bystřice nad Perštejnem. Purchase of a land for the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Modletice
The merger of SOPO MOTOR s.r.o. with the parent company SOPO s.r.o.;
Holder of a quality management system certification according to the revised EN ISO 9001:2015 standard
Planned construction of new administrative&manufacturing headquarters
Opening of a new factory (administrative& production headquarters) in Modletice. Strengthening the company's top management with the joining of the new CEO and statutory representative of SOPO, Radomír Sabela
Extension and expansion of a new factory
Our new headquarters and manufacturing plant
„We actually stay and work in a village. In the places where a road now leads, we used to play football as children. Now there is one "tin" next to the other. I understand that such halls are needed. But they are mostly built by foreign companies, which have significantly more money than us, and yet they place emphasis mainly on price and purpose. With my team, whose members are mostly from Modletic, we agreed that we wanted to build something else. We wanted to show that manufacturing premises can be built other way than as a sheet metal hall. Maybe we succeeded in it. The reactions of people, both local and customers coming from different parts, are extremely positive.“ Vladimír Olmr, Owner and CEO of SOPO
Besides manufacturing and services, SOPO is heavily involved with support both for nationwide organizations and for local organizations, clubs, and civic associations.
We generally support these organizations through regular financial gifts and, in some cases, we provide material assistance or vehicles for transporting people or materials. Many of the company’s employees including management also actively engage in the activities of local organizations.
This is a nongovernmental non-profit organization based on the ideas of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. It regards human dignity and freedom as basic values, and it believes that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their own lives and to share in the rights set forth in the General Declaration of Human Rights. It therefore actively takes part in creating a society in which differences of culture, ethnicity, race etc. are a source of enrichment rather than conflict.
Člověk v Tísni
The children´s home is located in the picturesque Sázava river valley in the town of Sázava, Benešov District, in the Central Bohemia Region. It was founded in 1941 for orphans during the war. 24 children live at the children’s home (in three families of 8 children) between 3 and 18 years of age and 3 adults (2 aunts and an uncle).
Dětský Domov Sazava
Konto Bariéry, a key project of the Charta 77 Foundation, is the first and, so far, the only continuous charity fundraiser, and for twenty-one years, tens of thousands of donors have participated. Through their regular monthly contributions, they help carry out and fund the Kontro Bariéry program, the main goal of which is to improve the lives of our handicapped fellow citizens and to achieve their full-fledged integration into society.
As is well known, the people of Modletice actively organize all kinds of events, such as children’s days, festivals, amateur theatrical performances, musical evenings etc. Thus, the need arose to put all of those activities under one roof, so this Modletice association was created, with the goal of developing culture and sports in rural areas, and especially in Modletice.
Sdružení Modletice Sobě
This is an important music festival in the Central Bohemia Region. It combines a traditional music festival with songwriting and performing contests for children all over the Czech Republic. At present, the festival is the only one of its kind. Winners of the competition for children are given prizes and they get to appear at affiliated festivals all over the Czech Republic.
Festival Folkový Kvítek
The Modletice Volunteer Fire Department is an active unit with a broad membership base, and it mainly performs a supporting role when professional firefighters respond to calls in the region. They have already taken an active part in several dozen responses in Modletice and the surrounding areas. The fire department also takes part in fire-fighting sports, and trains several teams in various age categories. In recent years, it has dedicated itself in particular to the education and training of children and adolescents. It participates regularly and competes successfully in fire-fighting sports events in the Central Bohemia Region.
This civic association was founded for the purpose of the protection, renewal, and reconstruction of a local cultural landmark – the fort in Nebovidy. In addition to this main goal, the association also focuses on holding cultural and societal events in the town of Nebovidy, usually directly related to the historical fort.
Sdružení Nebovidská Tvrz
This local organization arranges cultural and entertainment events for children from Modletice and the greater area. The best known event is the traditional Children’s Day that has been held for more than 30 years, and that attracts large numbers of children each year from all over the Central Bohemia Region and Prague. Alfíci also holds children’s summer camps, in-line roller skating and scooter competitions, boating trips, and weekend nature events.
Dětský Klub Alfíci Modletice
This music festival has its foundation in folk music, and it tries to reach a wide range of listeners, especially in and around Modletice. It offers cultural activities and the chance to enjoy a pleasant afternoon for music fans, and especially for families with children. The festival always prepares an auxiliary program for families such as art workshops, a jumping castle, a magician and other performers, model trains etc. The star musicians who have already appeared at the music festival include Tomáš Klus, Aneta Langerová, and others.
Festival Modletické Zvonění
This amateur theatre company has been active in Modletice for over 10 years, and it has successfully rehearsed and performed dozens of plays, and especially comedies by leading Czech and foreign dramatists. The theatre company’s home stage is in Modletice, but thanks to relationships built over the years, the company also makes guest appearances with its productions in Prague, Keblov, Těptín, and elsewhere.