OMG was founded in 1949 by the brothers Giordano Bruno, Romo and Sandro in Feletto, a few kilometres from Turin. It was initially just a small mechanical workshop, which produced hinges for camping tables and chairs, but before long the determination and experience gained by the founders in the mechanical sector was put to good use in the automotive sector
From the 1960s, thanks to the economic boom in Italy and the iconic Fiat 500 and 600 models, OMG established its reputation in the aftermarket with the production of suspension arms, quickly becoming the undisputed leader in steering and suspension components. OMG focused on the development of innovative products in the mechanical sector, in the continuous search for new technologies in materials and machining processes, which would soon become the driving force behind the procurement of prestigious clients, such as Lancia and Iveco, supplied as Tier 1.
Thanks to its expertise and specialisation in the cold-forming of sheet metal using mechanical and hydraulic presses and related welding, OMG acquired new clients and partnerships with leading national companies. It was during these years that the second generation, Giuseppe Giordano and Franco Collodoro, joined the company with their respective spouses, the daughters of the founders. They defined a clear business expansion strategy, and OMG began approaching the international markets of the automotive sector.
At the beginning of the 1980s, the company settled into its new headquarters in Lusiglié, which would allow it to expand the range and increase production volumes, thus taking off towards a constant growth in turnover and in the number of employees. With the production of suspension arms for Volkswagen – primarily the Golf – and Mercedes, OMG signed partnerships with important German clients.
In the 1990s, OMG gained new market segments thanks also to the first CNC mechanical processing line that operated alongside the sheet metal deformation and forming department, which in the meantime was investing in new presses and robotic welding lines. Consequently, the production space needed to be expanded and so OMG, in the second half of the 1990s, went from 5,300 covered square metres to over 10,000 square metres. In this decade, the company obtained the ISO 9001 certification.
With the entry of the third generation, the Giordano, Collodoro and Spezzati families led the company towards international expansion and in 2009, the production facilities in Poland were inaugurated to serve the Central and Northern European markets. The aftermarket sector had been evolving rapidly in those years and OMG was producing and distributing steering and suspension products to major international players. Investments in the headquarters in Lusigliè continued on a constant basis, both in terms of latest generation machinery and of real estate. This decade saw OMG increase its covered area up to 16,000 square metres.
The expansion of OMG continued and it opened a new factory in Spain to serve IVECO, thereby consolidating the position of strategic supplier to this Group. During these years, OMG began working with an important client, a leader in the production of water pumps, thus diversifying the OMG range, and a new business unit dedicated to hydraulics was opened.
From 2020, OMG expanded and strengthened the Aftermarket Business Unit by devising a new image, creating a new brand, strengthening logistics, producing a new and more complete range and with a competent and dedicated Aftermarket Team. It gained a presence within the main Aftermarket portals, Inforicambi for the national market and TecDoc for the global market.