17.11.1960

17th November 1960: The start of the first
stage of construction of the
premises in Coburg, Neuses

1962

Scientific co-operation begins with Studiendirektor Christian Gross,
Dillingen, for zoological models and
the development of a new series of
true to life animal sculptures

1963

1st September 1963: Hans Sommer
born 18th December 1944, enters
the company

1966

Co-operation begins with Dr. Eberhard Schicha
in the development of insect models

1968

The entire Sommer family, Marcus and Lotte Sommer with the children Traute and Hans Sommer, working at the company

1971

8th September 1971: Foundation
of the sister company, Coburger Lehrmittelanstalt

1974

The scientific consultancy begins with Professor Dr. Dr. Johannes W. Rohen, Anatomical Institute of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg for anatomical models and the development of new models of the skull and the brain, which can be dismantled

1980

Co-operation with Professor Dr. Wilhelm Weber, Tuebingen in the development of a large number of botanical models

1988

Since 1988 SOMSO MODELS have advertised under the slogan
"Nature is our model"