history

The success story of the SOEX GROUP begins at the end of the 1970s, with the founding of the company by the businessman Sourein Ohanian. Over the course of the decades the company grows into an international corporate group with a workforce of 2,000, spread across partner companies in 10 countries on five continents.

The beginnings and the expansion of the company
1977
Founding of SOEX Textil- und Autohandels GmbH, Lippstadt. (...) more
1982
The company moves to Bad Oldesloe. (...) more
1982
The sons Nerses and Hagop Ohanian join the company. (...) more
1993
The founder, Sourein Ohanian, hands over management (...) more
1993
Acquisition of EFIBA in Bassum. (...) more
The most modern and largest sorting and recycling plant in the world
1997
Laying of the foundations for SOEX-Sortierbetriebsgesellschaft (...) more
1998
Start and development of the sorting plant. (...) more
1999
Commissioning of the recycling plant. (...) more
2000 SOEX is now marketing its products in over 70 countries worldwide
2002
Acquisition of Retextil. (...) more
2004
A third shift is introduced. (...) more
International expansion
2007
Commissioning of the sorting plant SOEX West USA, (...) more
2007
Founding of SOEX International AG, Baar, Switzerland. (...) more
2008-10
Further shareholdings are acquired. (...) more
2009
Founding of I:Collect AG. (...) more
2011
Significant further investments are implemented at the (...) more
2012
Today, over 700 employees work at the Wolfen plant. (...) more