Little after the end of World War II, Bruno, Romo and Sandro Giordano founded FraGi, which became OMG in 1949. Seventy years of work and passion have passed, and we have grown - generation after generation - from the simple products of the beginning to today's complex sophisticated technologies. Chairs, tables and accessories for motorbikes and scooters have left the place to the manufacturing of large series of high-tech components for the automotive industry, such as cylinder heads and engine blocks. Now that the third generation is perfectly fitted in the company, we can look at the future with the certainty of the availability of human resources and of the continuity in both the management and the approach. The first sheet metal forming and tube deformation technologies have not been abandoned, but they have been upgraded through advanced and robotized control systems. They have been joined by other technologies, such as machining, which locate us among the world suppliers that can offer parts or sub-assemblies ready for assembly.
We have grown throughout time, constantly, generation after generation. We have inaugurated our first great plant in 1980, when we moved from the historical premises in the center of Feletto, in Lusigliè. There were 5,000 sq.m immersed in a 80,000 sqm green area, which reached the current configuration of over 16,000 sqm throughout the years. Yet, being close to the clients and manufacturing competitive high-quality products for them has led us to create a manufacturing center in Poland and one in Spain. This is our mission: working with commitment and accuracy, putting partnership with our clients and mutual trust at the first place.
WHERE WE ARE
The premises in Lusigliè are the heart of our Group. The plant has grown throughout time, also as a function of the implementation of manufacturing lines dedicated to our clients. This is the seat of the General Management, of the Research & Development, of the Customer Service, of Administration and Procurement. A lean professional structure, which witnesses the third generation's joining the company as a tangible sign of continuity and in the high level of automation as an indication of our manufacturing philosophy.
We tune with our clients in the development of the manufacturing cycles and - when and where required - also in establishing new locations. To create complete bunks, suspensions and engine components for heavy vehicles, we have created a new plant in Spain, which is located close to the production center that uses these parts. This allows savings in both time and cost, to the full benefit of the collaboration.
For us, being close to our clients is not a mere way of saying, but a precise reality, proven by facts. The plant in Poland, in a strategic location, has been established to perform high automation machining on cylinder heads, engine blocks and distribution boxes, as well as to assemble mechanical parts and multi-material products to supply components ready for assembly where our clients needed them.
As soon as we started the transformation of the manufacturing, we translated the typical commitment of Piedmont to "make things well things" into an operational procedure aimed at client's satisfaction, setting up a procedure we called the "philosophy of quality". A control system on all the processing, testing and measurement of the finished products, which then easily became a quality certification. The ISO 9001 certified conformity was the natural result of this initial corporate approach, which was achieved by the attainment of IATF objectives 16949:2016, ISO 14001:2015, as well as of ISO 45001:2018, whose awarding is in progress.
Besides complying with the ISO standards, OMG has been working in a WCM perspective since 2016. This is new manufacturing standard, inspired by the Lean Production techniques and methodologies, involves the company organization as a whole. From logistics to maintenance, from safety at the workplace to the environment, everybody is directly motivated and involved in working in a perspective of continuous improvement, paying special attention to the elimination of waste and losses.