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Research and Development (R&D) is an investment in the future of your company, industry and employees. Our team are committed to helping you and your business discover innovative solutions through R&D. We will work with you from inception through to design, prototyping and testing.

At SOTO, we are committed to ‘transformation from within’ – we continually encourage our team to discover, innovate and invent new and better ways to improve what we do.

Let us help you explore solutions to engineer and innovate, bringing new ideas to market that deliver value to you and to your end users.

Contact us to see how we can work together to deliver innovative solutions to your real-world challenges.

How We Can Help

Our team can work from the inception of an idea, through to 3D digital prototypes, followed by physical prototyping and testing. This provides you, as our potential partner, with a one-stop solution provider. You can be assured that your intellectual property is protected through strict protocol and confidentiality.

SOTO is supported by a strong network of partners with industry, government and academia. This enables you to gain access to expertise and helps speed the pace of Research and Development for your benefit.

Our Capability

SOTO Consulting Engineers can provide R&D in the following areas:

Product Development

  • Bulk Storage
  • Construction Equipment
  • Explosives Storage and delivery systems
  • Medical and dental implants
  • Mining Equipment
  • Roof Bolts for Strata Control
  • Transport equipment

Process Development

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Calcination
  • Cement
  • Emulsion plants
  • Shale Oil
  • Steel Coating
  • Steel Production


  • Conveyors
  • Port Equipment
  • Recycling
  • Thermal Ceramics
  • Transfer Chutes
  • Wave Energy
  • Wear Material


  • Air Support
  • Mission Packages
  • Protected vehicles
  • Seacraft
  • Transportation

Contact us to find out more information on our R&D services.