Shorter turnaround times and increase throughput place demands on quality assurance for efficient and repeatable product testing.

Somex Innovation is dedicated to assisting Quality Assurance and Production departments meet the challenge of increased workload and regulatory requirements. We provide automated solutions that enable laboratories to be even more efficient while maintaining quality and repeatability.

Somex Innovation designs some of the finest Glass & PET container testing instruments. Originating with ideas from our customers, Somex Innovation engineers provide cost effective solutions with efficiency and reliability at the forefront of our designs. Most of the brand leaders in the Glass & PET container industry use Somex Innovation instruments as a benchmark for their quality systems.


SOMEX INNOVATION traces it’s origins back to the year 2000 and quickly established a strong reputation for developing innovative products primarily for the beverage sector. Based near Cork in Ireland we currently have customers in over 60 countries across 4 continents. Initially supported by Shannon Development Somex Innovation is now supported by Enterprise Ireland, the national development authority. Somex Innovation Director and General Manager Mark Doyle leads a team of engineers with many years of experience in automation and process improvement. We are committed to continually developing new and innovative products to improve Laboratory process.


Somex Innovation is based in a state of the art facility in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork in the South West of Ireland

Based in the South West of Ireland Somex Innovation relocated to a state of the art facility in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork in 2011. The technology park is managed by the Irish Government development agency Udaras whose the focus is on supporting indigenous Irish companies. Our location is less than 1 hour from both Shannon and Cork International Airports.

New product development

New product development and existing product and process improvement are central to the success of Somex Innovation

New product development and existing product and process improvement are central to the success of Somex Innovation Our customers benefit from the close relationships we have established at University College Cork and at the Tyndall Institute in various research projects. Our close working relationships with our customers allow us to understand their challenges and offer new and improved technology to further improve their process.

Trade Fairs

At your next visit to a Trade Fair, if you see the SOMEX INNOVATION Hat, our Trade Stand will be nearby!

Press Coverage

Brian O Keeffe, CEO Somex Innovation in discussion with Micheál Martin, Irish Prime Minister at a recent product demonstration.

Somex Innovation meets Bloodhound

The Bloodhound assembly takes centre stage on the production floor

Bloodhound – designed to set a 1000mph land speed record. The jet and rocket powered car currently being developed in Bristol, UK develops up to 135000 bhp. The project is led by Richard Noble (former land speed record holder) and Andy Greeen (current land speed record holder).

Earlier this year Bloodhound kindly facilitated a visit by Somex Innovation engineers to review the latest progress on the Bloodhound project. The visit was facilitated by Brian Coombs, lead Mechanical Designer on the project. Brian like many of the other design engineers on the project has a background in Formula 1.

Using a combination of Rocket and Jet engine technology the car has more BHP than the QE2 Ocean Liner and achieve 1000 mph, covering the measured mile in 3.6 sec, which is faster than a bullet.

The record attempt will take place at Hakskeenpan in South Africa’s Northern Cape where Andy Green hopes to break the record he set in 1997 with the Thrust Supersonic Car (SSC) achieving 763 mph.

For more information on this project visit there website