1970 – A group of Valencian businessmen considers the possibility of diversifying their industrial activity. To do so, they join forces with an Italian industrial group – Società Oficina Romagnola – and SOR IBÉRICA SA is created.
1971 – The production of small vans starts initially for the distribution of ice cream (the main investor’s activity), reaching immediately the top position in the Spanish market.
1975 – The range of products is extended to swap bodies aimed to mixed rail-road transport.
1980 – Creation of a new production line of special vehicles, ranging from hospital vehicles, tents, etc.
1983 – Improvement of the refrigerated trailers, without losing sight of the small and heavy vehicles market.
1989 – The country suffers a major recession in which SOR is also affected.
1992 – A fire causes the loss of production capacity and the company gets into difficulties.
1993 – Shareholder and management restructuring, endowing the company with financial and industrial strength. Focus on R&D. The business strategy is reoriented towards refrigerated trailers.
1995 – Kick-off to export abroad, mainly to Ireland, Holland and Germany.
1996 – The companies SOR IBÉRICA SA and Leciñena SA form a joint venture to start manufacturing specific chassis for SOR refrigerated bodies.
1997 – Commercial activity begins under the brands LECSOR for the domestic market and SOR for the foreign market.
1998 – Creation of ALMAN SL, a company specialised in the repair and after-sales service of refrigerated bodies.
2000 – The brand begins to take hold and more than 50% of the SOR boxes are equipped with LECSOR chassis. Customers bet on the complete box+chassis set.
2003 – The company signs an exclusive contract with a Central European chassis manufacturer that will enable operations in the Eastern European markets.
2005 – The SOR refrigerated trailer gains great acceptance in the market. In addition, over 50% of the total production is exported.
2007 – A record year for SOR IBÉRICA. There is also a change in the general direction of the company. The company is capable of manufacturing over 1500 bodies, of which more than 1000 are complete refrigerated trailers.
2009 – Important economic recession in Europe. Markets fall around 80% in hiring, as well as companies and manufacturers. SOR IBÉRICA is capable of overcoming this blow without incurring losses.
2011 – The market begins to recover. SOR IBÉRICA SA focuses its efforts on the Spanish market.
2014 – SOR IBÉRICA SA reaches an agreement with Leciñena so that CHASIS LEVANTE SA is 100% SOR capital.
2015 – Miura Private Equity becomes part of the SOR shareholders, becoming the first shareholder of the company.
2016 – SOR becomes part of The Reefer Group, a group created by Miura Private Equity destined to become the first European industrial group specialised in the manufacture of refrigerated vehicles.
2016 – The Reefer Group incorporates the company Jean Chéreau SAS.
2018 – Factory expansion works are underway and will lead SOR to increase its production capacity.