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Somec Group is specialized in the field of architectural

and naval envelopes, designing, producing and installing cladding

systems made to measure, to meet the requirements of each

different client, project specification and environmental context.

Thanks to a constant co-operation with architects and designers,

to the research and development of new systems and components

and professional updating of its staff on a regular basis, Somec

can be considered a reference partner at high-level in the production

of the envelope, one of the most important and technologically

advanced components both in the building and naval sectors.

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history/

Since september 2011,

Somec is part

of The Nice Group.

Established in the early nineties

and floated in the Star section

of the Italian stock exchange,

Nice is a leading international

player in home automation,

and boasts a wide range

of integrated automation

systems for gates, garage

doors, access barriers, car

parks, awnings and roller

shutters, as well as wireless

alarm and lighting systems

with the brand FontanaArte

for residential, commercial

and industrial applications.

NiceGroup products are

currently exported to over

100 countries, and 81%

of the consolidated earnings

of the Nice Group now come

from exports, in confirmation

of the strong international

vocation.

In particular, with the acquisition

of FontanaArte, Nice enters

the complementary sector

of lighting with a wide range

of integrated solutions for the

home; a boost for Nice’s quest

for elegance and excellence

and enabled the group to make

an innovative contribution

to improving daily life.

The meeting (encounter)

between Somec and Nice

was born with the aim to

provide an integrated and

flexible offer of products and

services in different fields

of application of Building

and Marine specializations,

in realizing new buildings and,

not lastly, in refurbishings.

Only one actor, a unique

interlocutor: thanks to the

support of companies such

as Somec and FontanaArte,

The Nice Group becomes

sponsor of Made in Italy

and of a way to run

business constantly aimed

at technologic research

and innovation, design

production and taste for

beauty that has always

characterized its mission.

Constant commitment

to handiness, functionality

and ease of use, combined

with attention to design,

are the main features of Nice

products: “Nice has suggested

a new interpretation of the

relationship between people

and their domestic environment

marked by the utmost simplicity,

clearness and aesthetic quality.

Boring and complicated actions

now become smooth and

amusing to fully satisfy endusers...”

from Sole 24 Ore -

Speciale Nova, 2007.

Somec’s history started

in 1978 in the Province

of Treviso, in the heart

of the Veneto countryside.

From the very beginning,

the company showed

a strong interest in entering

the international market.

Somec soon succeeded

in attaining this goal, breaking

free of its role as a small

North-eastern Italian company.

After 10 years of intensive

work, study and research,

Somec’s solid reputation

and professionalism led to

the company receiving its first

foreign contract in Vladivostok,

Russia. Somec was chosen

due to its Grip-O-Glass system,

the first glass facade system

that the company designed

and patented.

Somec’s history, after

this initial contract, is marked

by success and important

contracts. In addition to

the Grip-O-Glass system,

which has gained worldwide

recognition from Russia to

Australia, the company has

developed the capacity

to take a more active role

in projects, handling technical

and architectural issues

as well as regulatory aspects.

Since 1994, Somec has

expanded into the shipbuilding

sector, embarking on a

strategy to diversify glass

envelopes. Shipowners and

shipbuilders throughout the

world recognize Somec’s

high level of competence and

professionalism. It was during

this period that the ships Gran

Princess and Carnival Destiny –

two epic projects in the marine

sector – were fitted with Somec

windows and doors.

In 2003, Somec moved into

new headquarters (still in the

March of Treviso) having a total

area of 35,000 m 2 , of which

16,000 m 2 are covered.

The innovative architecture

and use of advanced

technology in the project

provides a clear example

of the extraordinary expertise

that has characterized

Somec’s production for more

than 25 years.

2011 was a turning point

for Somec – the company’s

acquisition by Nice Group

put Somec on its way

to becoming a leading player

on the international stage.

TheNiceGroup


5. Qualità & Certificazioni

Somec Marine & Architectural Envelopes è azienda certificata UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 e UNI EN IS

di involucri in vetro, metallo e pietra e dei sistemi di connessione, e per la lavorazione del v

vetrocamera e sigillatura, sia per il sistema navale che per quello edile. Alle certificazioni UNI E

Quality Assurance relativi alle porte tagliafuoco e ai sistemi di oblò. I sistemi di certificazione, al di

specchio di un metodo di lavoro che vede nel perfezionamento dei passaggi produttivi e nel cont

investimento, in grado di consegnare nel tempo un ritorno – economico e d’immagine – pressoché

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innovation and quality

Improving products and

processes is one of the main

commitments of a company.

This is why the role of the

Research & Development

department is crucial in

Somec, for experimenting

new products, materials,

components and improving

the production and supply

processes is the only way

to satisfying at best the

ever-growing requirements

of the most demanding

clients and increasing the

level of internal knowledge.

Innovating has a twofold

advantage - for Somec

in particular: each step

forward in experimenting

materials, testing new

systems and managing

the design and creation

of a product benefits both

the naval and the architectural

sectors.

Mechanical strength

and resistance to weather

conditions, water and airtightness,

thermal and acoustic

insulation, maintenance of

internal comfort, fire-resistance:

these are only a few of the

points on which the activity

of Somec focuses, further

to the analysis of production

processes, project management

and installation operations.

The company Somec Marine

& Architectural Envelopes is

certified UNI EN ISO 9001:2000

and UNI EN ISO 14001:2004

for the design, production and

installation of glazed envelopes,

metal structures, stone cladding

and connection systems,

glass processing and cutting

– grinding of glass sheets

and assembly of double glass

with structural sealing, both

for the naval and the building

sectors. Further to UNI EN ISO

5. Qualità & Certificazioni

certification, the naval sector

relies on RINA Product

Quality Assurance certification

systems for doors, glass-walls

and portholes.

Somec Marine & Architectural Envelopes è azienda certificata UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 e UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 per la progettazione, produzione e insta

di involucri in vetro, metallo e pietra e dei sistemi di connessione, e per la lavorazione del vetro tramite taglio delle lastre, molatura e assembl

vetrocamera e sigillatura, sia per il sistema navale che per quello edile. Alle certificazioni UNI EN ISO si affiancano i sistemi di certificazione RINA

Quality Assurance relativi alle porte tagliafuoco e ai sistemi di oblò. I sistemi di certificazione, al di là della loro importanza in quanto documento ufficiale

specchio di un metodo di lavoro che vede nel perfezionamento dei passaggi produttivi e nel continuo miglioramento della gestione aziendale un vero e

investimento, in grado di consegnare nel tempo un ritorno – economico e d’immagine – pressoché costante.

Further to being essential as

official documents, certificates

also reflect a precise work

method based on the constant

improvement of production

steps and investing on

company management

to obtain a certain return

in the future in terms of

economy and image.


why

choose

somec/

why choose Somec

There is a thin line between

the naval and building

sectors at Somec in terms

of design and production

of glazed envelopes.

The real strength and

buttonhole of the company

is namely the capacity

to merge and interchange

the knowledge acquired

in these two different

sectors on a regular basis.

By doing so, not only

is knowledge increased

exponentially, but also the

concepts acquired can be

applied both on earth

and sea without distinction.

This feature makes

Somec absolutely

unique in the national

and international scene.

As a matter of fact,

there is no real separation

between the architectural

and naval envelope sectors:

be it a ship or a building,

Somec applies and interprets

the foundations of the

“envelope science”,

a complex and multifaceted

discipline which considers

and puts into concrete form

an infinite series of factors

– performance, aesthetical,

economic, functional

and perceptual factors –

to reach from time to time

a perfectly customized result.

The envelope – in the widest

meaning of the word –

performs several different

functions: structural and

environmental, acting as

building enclosure and selective

filter between the internal

environment and external

atmospheric agents; and

aesthetic, becoming from time

to time an enclosure, a barrier,

e membrane, a frontier

and a screen.

In this context, moving

between earth and sea,

buildings and ships,

Somec is able to provide its

clients with an unprecedented

and incomparable service

and knowledge.


Somec’s Marine Division

is specialised in the design,

production and installation

of envelopes for cruise

ships and ferries.

The world leadership reached

by Somec is evidenced

by the long list of projects

carried out both in Italy

and abroad, fruit of the close

co-operation with ship-builders

and shipowners.

Somec has implemented

a large quantity of naval

products during the years:

doors (hinged and sliding doors,

weather-tight and fire doors);

windows, balustrades

and partitions for the cabins,

wheelhouses glazing,

windscreens, structural glass

walls for public areas and

restaurants, special glazing

for panoramic lifts, wellness

areas, gyms and tunnels.

Each product marked

by Somec is designed in

conformance with the current

strict norms of the sector

and is tailor-made according

to the specific requirements

of each client.

Marine New building

This is a sector where a large

number of factors and

knowledge concepts

of technical, aesthetic,

engineering and economic type

converge, consequently only

a consolidated experience in the

field can ensure that all stages

of realisation of a product are

followed successfully.

Each product marked

by Somec is designed in

conformance with the current

strict norms of the sector

and is tailor-made according

to the specific requirements

of each client.

Marine Refitting

Existing ships usually

undergo maintenance services,

at times they are refurbished

and rearranged through

real “upgrade” operations.

Refitting services are carried

out on specific projects,

considering the conditions

of each single ship and the

requirements of the employer.

A refitting operation can be

carried out at various levels,

according to the parts that

require maintenance or

replacement, aiming

at functionally upgrading the

ship or improving its aesthetic

look or again increasing

performance levels.

The refitting activity is

characterized by very tight

timetables compared with

the new building service,

consequently greater

organisation and quick

execution capacity are required,

always keeping in mind at the

same time quality requirements.

hinged doors

sliding doors

windows

balcony balustrades

balcony dividers

prefabricated

balconies

public areas

balustrades &

windscreens

continuous glass

walls

fire proof doors,

windows and glass

walls

wheelhouse glazing

skylights and winter

garden glazing

special glazing

for skydome, tunnel

and panoramic lifts

(many other products

according to client’s particular

needs and requirements)

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marine review

newbuilding

marine review

refitting

fincantieri

Monfalcone/GO

Italy

2012

Carnival Breeze

2011

Carnival Magic

2010

Cunard Queen Elizabeth

P&O Azura

2009

Carnival Dream

2008

Ruby Princess

P&O Ventura

2007

Emerald Princess

Carnival Freedom

2006

Crown Princess

2005

Carnival Liberty

2004

Carnival Valor

Caribbean Princess

2003

Carnival Glory

2002

Carnival Conquest

Star Princess

2001

Golden Princess

2000

Carnival Victory

Ocean Princess

1999

Carnival Triumph

1998

Sea Princess

Grand Princess

1997

Dawn Princess

Ancona

Italy

2011

CIP L’Austral

2010

CIP Le Boreal

2009

Silver Spirit

2008

Tallink Superstar

2005

Moby Aki

Tirrenia Nuraghes

2004

Tirrenia Sharden

Genova

Italy

2009

Costa Pacifica

2008

Carnival Splendor

2007

Costa Serena

2006

Costa Concordia

2004

Costa Magica

2003

Costa Fortuna

Marghera/VE

Italy

2012

Costa Fascinosa

2011

Costa Favolosa

2010

HAL Nieuw Amsterdam

Costa Deliziosa

2009

Costa Luminosa

2008

HAL Eurodam

2005

P&O Arcadia

2004

HAL Westerdam

2003

HAL Oosterdam

2002

HAL Zuiderdam

1999

Disney Wonder

1998

Disney Magic

meyer werft

Papenburg

Germany

2012

NCL Norwegian Breakaway

2012

Disney Fantasy

2011

Disney Dream

2007

NCL Norwegian Gem

2006

NCL Norwegian Pearl

2005

NCL Pride of Hawaii

2004

RCCL Jewel of the Seas

NCL Norwegian Jewel

2003

RCCL Serenade of the Seas

2002

RCCL Brilliance of the Seas

2001

RCCL Radiance of the Seas

1999

P&O Aurora

kvaerner

masa yards

Helsinki

Finland

2004

Carnival Miracle

2003

Costa Mediterranea

2002

Carnival Legend

2001

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Pride

2000

Costa Atlantica

stx europe

Saint Nazaire

France

2010

Norwegian Epic

mitsubishi

heavy ind.

Nagasaki

Japan

2004

Sapphire Princess

2003

Diamond Princess

costa crociere

2012

Costa Romantica

royal caribbean

cruises

2012

Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Infinity

2011

RCCL

Splendour of the Seas

lloyd werft

2012

Phoenix Reisen Artania

2011

Tui Mein Schiff II

2009

Tui Mein Schiff I

carnival cruise

lines

2012

P&O Arcadia

Carnival Triumph

Carnival Victory

Carnival Paradise

Carnival Sensation

2011

Carnival Pride

Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Liberty

Carnival Miracle

Carnival Inspiration

Carnival Imagination

2010

Carnival Glory

Carnival Freedom

Carnival Destiny

Carnival Valor

2007

Carnival Victory

princess cruises

2012

Grand Princess

2011

Star Princess

disney cruise

line

2011

Disney Wonder

2010

Disney Magic

holland america

line

2012

HAL Prinsendam

2012

HAL Zuiderdam

2011

HAL Oosterdam

grand bahama

shipyard

2012

Carnival Glory

Carnival Conquest

2011

Carnival Valor

2009

HAL Rotterdam

fincantieri

2009

HAL Oosterdam

2008

HAL Zuiderdam

2007

HAL Westerdam

Celebrity Mercury

2006

Celebrity Century

1996

Carnival Destiny

2007

Cunard Queen Victoria

2009

Carnival Conquest

1995

Sun Princess

2006

HAL Noordam

2008

Carnival Triumph


Queen Elizabeth

Monfalcone – Italy

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

Cunard Cruise Line

Year /

2010

Total sqm of glazing /

18,000


Carnival Breeze

Monfalcone – Italy

Costa Pacifica

Genoa – Italy

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

Carnival Cruise Lines

Year /

2012

Total sqm of glazing /

11,000

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Year /

2009

Total sqm of glazing /

11,100


Ruby Princess

Monfalcone – Italy

Disney Fantasy

Papenburg – Germany

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Year /

2008

Total sqm of glazing /

15,000

Client /

Meyer Werft GMBH

Year /

2012

Total sqm of glazing /

2,200


L’Austral

Ancona – Italy

Norwegian Epic

Saint Nazaire – France

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

Compagnie du Ponant

Year /

2011

Total sqm of glazing /

1,300

Client /

Stx France Cruise SA

Shipowner /

Norwegian Cruise Line

Year /

2010

Total sqm of glazing /

6,000


Nieuw Amsterdam

Venice – Italy

Silver Spirit

Ancona – Italy

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

Holland America Line

Year /

2010

Total sqm of glazing /

3,500

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

Silversea Cruises

Year /

2009

Total sqm of glazing /

3,000


Norwegian Gem

Papenburg – Germany

Carnival Miracle

Helsinki – Finland

Client /

Meyer Werft GMBH

Shipowner /

Norwegian Cruise Line

Year /

2007

Total sqm of glazing /

5,000

Client /

Kvaerner Masa-Yards

Shipowner /

Carnival Cruise Line

Year /

2003

Total sqm of glazing /

2,500


Jewel of the seas

Papenburg - Germany

Azura

Monfalcone – Italy

Client /

Meyer Werft GMBH

Shipowner /

RCCL

Year /

2004

Total sqm of glazing /

2,500

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

P&O Cruises

Year /

2010

Total sqm of glazing /

15,000


Costa Deliziosa

Venice – Italy

Client /

Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA

Shipowner /

Costa Crociere

Year /

2010

Total sqm of glazing /

3,000


land/

The activity of Somec in the

building sector is to realize

custom-made systems to

suit the requirements of each

different client and comply with

the particular environmental

conditions of the place where

the building is located and –

last but not least – to respect

the architectural language

of the designer.

Creating an architectural

envelope does not mean

putting together various

components chosen from a

catalogue, but rather studying,

interpreting and adapting from

time to time different façade

types and systems, to suit

client’s needs. This is possible

thanks to the coexistence in

Somec of factors such as a

team of technical designers

with years of experience in

the sector and the capacity

to converse with clients and

architects at the same time,

and a consolidated activity

of design and construction

of envelopes realized in

co-operation with famous

architectural bureaus.

This is the best evidence

of the technical, aesthetic

and performance level that

Somec is able to reach.

mullion

and transom

façades

(stick system)

unitised

façade system

structural

and semi-structural

façades

spider glazing

systems

double-skin

façade

bioclimatic

façade

ventilated

façade

interactive

façade

active

façade

storm resistant

hermetic sliding unit


Some examples

Building


Concept Wurbs Photos Courtesy of Fincantieri C.N.I. SpA Printed in Italy by AGCM

Somec

Marine & Architectural

Envelopes S.r.l.

Via Palù 30

31020 Z.I. Zoppè

di San Vendemiano

Treviso Italia

T +39 0438 4717

F +39 0438 471800

info@somecgroup.com

www.somecgroup.com

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