Located in Lecco city center, the business unit is housed inside a 3-storey building with annexed large operations area and Technology Center dedicated to testing, customers’ demos and in-house events. The structure, 8,000 square meters of indoor capacity, houses the headquarters of the company and many of the functions common to the 3 entities belonging to OMET Srl: administration & finance, sales & marketing, IT, human resources and OMET management. The Printing Presses business unit’s product portfolio includes: multi-technology, multi-product, and multi-application narrow and mid web platform machines for labels and packaging printing.
Founded in 1963, the Tissue Converting business unit sold its first machine for the production of disposable napkins in 1965. Since then more than 700 projects of highly innovative machines have followed worldwide, with the largest share in Europe, USA and MEA countries. The division moved to a newly restored plant of 2,000 square meters in 2012 and can count on a large manufacturing and testing area, vast warehouse and new offices. On the roof of the building a powerful photovoltaic system produces the green energy needed by the factory operation.
Since 1963, OMET has been working in the designing and manufacturing of ball bearing solutions and complete handling systems that find application in the widest range of industrial sectors. From the production of special custom-made rollers and linear rails, OMET has widened its activity throughout the years, making its design skills available to customers, as well as the flexibility of its plants, and the technical know-how of the operative staff, to offer complete sliding solutions. Production is carried out in Valmadrera, near Lecco, and in Wujiang, Suzhou (China), where OMET owns land and building since 2007.
O-Pac is a company specialized in the production of wet wipes and strongly oriented to innovation. It performs internally the entire industrial cycle from research and development, laboratory testing, to manufacturing and marketing, and works for the most renowned brands worldwide. Beside it, O-Pac sells products under its own brands. The company moved to a new site in Oggiono, Lecco in March 2012: a modern structure, built according to standard of environmental sustainability and designed to house a production department for high-end cosmetic products.
OMET Group is a dynamic industrial reality located in Lecco, Italy, about 50 Km north from Milan, and composed of 2 different companies: OMET Srl and O-Pac. OMET Srl, founded in Lecco in 1963, groups 3 business units working in the following market sectors: printing (manufacturing of narrow and mid-web machines for label and packaging printing), tissue converting (manufacturing of automatic machines for tissue napkins and towels production), and systems in motion (production and testing of rollers and complete handling systems), each located in a different site and with own operations. O-Pac, born in 1989, is a young and vital company producing wet wipes for many uses. The whole Group employs around 280 people (data: 2013) in Italy and 50 abroad in its 3 foreign subsidiaries located in China, Spain and the United States. OMET Lavorazioni Meccaniche, based in Lecco, is the fifth Italian production plan of the group serving the other business units for what concerns machining and mechanical works in general.
OMET Srl extends its presence in the world with 3 subsidiaries: OMET Americas Inc., based in Des Plaines, Illinois, OMET Ibéricas based in Barcelona, Spain and serving the Latin American market, and OMET (Suzhou) Mechanical Co., Ltd. based in Wujiang, Suzhou province, China. The first two subsidiaries serve the machine business as service and sales center. In particular, OMET Americas Inc., with permanent and travelling staff, is a service hub (spares, refurbishments, on-site and remote assistance) for the whole American continent. OMET China is a production facility of the ball bearings and systems in motion business and a sales and service structure for the printing and tissue division of OMET.
OMET has a special attachment to the territory in which it developed. Most of the employees are native to the area and bring in their eyes the colors and contours of the majestic mountains surrounding the city of Lecco, and the beauty of the branch of Lake Como on which stands the city. Many of them studied in the same school attended by the founder of OMET, the late Angelo Bartesaghi. The members of the Bartesaghi family are active fellows in many of the local chapters of famous Italian industrial Associations like Confindustria and Assolombarda.