So says the current management team, who point out that at least five elements have accompanied the life of Omet from 1963 to the present day – a passion for innovation, a striving for growth, the ambition to explore new avenues, a projection into the future and a global vision. On these five pillars Omet has built its heritage of knowledge, powered over time by the trust and loyalty of customers around the world.
The company’s celebration of this 50th anniversary embraces an extensive agenda. The countdown began with the creation of the logo and slogan ‘50 years – Omet since 1963’ that’s to feature on all communications for the whole of this year.
In early October, the first Omet photo contest was launched with the theme ‘Passion’ and ‘Aim High’, reaffirming the company’s long-held values. The 12 winning photographs were used to produce Omet’s 2013 calendar, and have become an integral part of the company’s future communication initiatives.
From mid-October the story of Omet has been aired in 12 episodes on social networks – from ‘The Birth of the Omet’ to ‘The Legacy of Angelo Bartesaghi’.
In early November, the company began to write and edit its monograph, a cultural involvement of employees, customers and suppliers, the local community, and also interested observers curious to discover and understand such a successful company.
With this publication, ‘50 years, and the light is still on!’ Omet aims to remind employees, suppliers, customers and partners that it’s a solid company, able to grow and look ahead without betraying its principles and core values. The professional excellence of the pioneers who founded Omet continues to mark the company’s life and has become the heritage of all employees.
Omet is holding these celebration in a tough time for the world economy. The financial crisis that started in 2008 has resulted in uncertainty and sometimes pessimism, yet Omet ended 2010 with a leap in sales, an increase of 40% in 2011, and a further 15% in 2012, to reach a record turnover of €60-million. A reward for everyone.
The continuity in the performance of Omet in these difficult times is evidence that its strength is based on a solid foundation of expertise, knowledge and know-how. This heritage is the reason why customers, suppliers, employees and the community have confidence in the company. Today and in the future.
Locally the company is now being represented by Cape Town’s Hendricks family As mentioned recently (Festive Issue 2012), the Hendricks family has renewed its focus on local representation of two Italian machine manufactures, Omet and Cartes.
During a week-long visit to South Africa, Sergio Villa, Omet’s international export manager, commented that South Africa’s great growth potential had been confirmed by his customer visits in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, where he noted strong emphasis on cost savings in the production process, especially in terms of waste material and lost time – requirements that Omet can well fulfil.
For further information, contact local OMET representative, Antron Hendricks on 021 5341162 or 083 2617000.