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Established: 1960

Employees: 1 300

Activities: road and water transport, full logistics services, including combined logistics


The company manages operations in Europe, Russia, CIS countries, the Middle East and North Africa from its office in Bulgaria. SOMAT is the first European company to create multimodal technology connecting Europe, Asia and the Caucasus region by water.


Clients: Metro, Billa, Carrefour, Kaufland, OMV, Danone, KAI Group Kaolin, Bosch, Ikea, Festo, Ideal Standard, HP, Henkel, Daimler Chrysler, BMW, Toyota, Kraft foods.

SOMAT contributed for the development of the TRACECA corridor.

  • 2 500 new freight compositions, 4 000 trailers and 8 ships
  • Own catamarans and barges
  • Handled cargo includes ADR, automobiles, and very large/heavy cargo
  • In 1984, the company opens the Ro-Ro connections Vidin – Passau – Vidin
  • Currently, SOMAT operates in 2 Ro-Ro terminals on the Danube river