Our History

1949

In 1949 Maurizio Rossi and Luigi Cristina founded the company Officina Meccanica Sestese in Arona (Northern Italy). In those difficult post-war years, the Company undertook the important task of producing equipment and accessories for the brick and tile industry.
 

1958 

OMS’ production soon asserted itself on the market so much that after a few years it became necessary to change premises. So, in 1958 a new plant was inaugurated in Arona where it continued to produce technologically advanced kiln equipment.
 

1962 

First International Patent: “ Artiglio Fork” for bricks. Sold in all five continents.
 

1971 

New Headquarter in Paruzzaro
 

1980 

First Strapping Head Model R10
 

1990 

AT62 New thermoshrink hooding machine
 

1992 

Strapping Head Model TR14
 

1997

OMS opens its Asia Regional Office in Singapore. 
 

1999

OMS celebrates its 50th Anniversary
 

2000

First Thermoshrink hooding machine AT53
 

2004

Acquisition of OMSTRAP in – Sandigliano (Biella), for strap and consumables production
 

2006

New Stretch hooding machine model IS43
 

2010

ISM bundle strapper, for the paper and cardboard industry
 

2014

The new high yield IS 46 stretch hooding machine
 

2018

Today, Officina Meccanica Sestese offers a complete range of end-of-the-line packaging machines and systems. Thanks to the great reliability of its machines, guaranteed by years of experience, and its production versatility, Officina Meccanica Sestese can satisfy all market requirements from the simplest strapping machine to the most sophisticated packaging system.
 

2019

OMS celebrates its 70th Anniversary.  
Maurizio Rossi
Luigi Cristina
Artiglio Fork
Fork lift & Artiglio Fork
OMS Singapore
Strapping Head TR14
Stabilimento di Paruzzaro
Headquarters in Paruzzaro
Stretch Hooder IS43
Stretch Hooder IS46