SOMAB means SOciété de Mécanique et d'Automatisme du Bourbonnais. It was created in 1985 when the firm H. ERNAULT SOMUA (HES) went through a major restructuring.

From 1993 to 2009, the Holding company CATO was SOMAB's major shareholder, as well as CAZENEUVE's and SYDERIC's. Through these 3 companies, CATO was the first French shares machine tool Group, employing 153 people.
Since February 2009, the company Spark if SOMAB's main shareholder.

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