OMC Collareda Srl

OMC COLLAREDA since 1974 a reliable partner for water treatment

Optimizing resources, protecting the environment and maintaining competitiveness: these are the three key rules and philosophy that guide the work of OMC Collareda.

Author: O.M.C. Collareda Srl

Nowadays, OMC Collareda is a company with 45 employees and 12 million turnover which is known worldwide in the paper industry for its activities in the fields of water and fibre treatment and recovery, primary and final water treatment and stock preparation. The technologies that OMC Collareda applies from time to time are the most suitable to achieve the customer’s desired results: from reverse osmosis to microfiltration for primary water, from aerobic/anaerobic solutions to MBBR solutions for biological plants, from high or low density pulpers to flotation systems for the stock preparation, from dewatering tables to flotation systems for the recovery of water and raw materials.

The 90% of the activity of the company based in Vicenza is carried out abroad, with a portfolio of installations ranging from Mexico to Tunisia, from Egypt to Peru.

The history

OMC Collareda was founded in 1974 and it was a small mechanical workshop of carpentry construction for industry in general. Even then, the focus was on the paper industry, with the production of tanks, vats, pipes and their installation at the customer’s site, including the respective connection pipes.

In 1981, understanding the needs of the Paper Industry to recover the process water for its reuse, and the recovery of raw materials contained in them, it began for OMC Collareda the adventure of designing and building equipment suitable for these goals, with the development and construction of the first “self-cleaning” sand filter, currently still in production. In those years some changes in the company name took place, which led to become O.M.C. Collareda Srl, while maintaining its production characteristics unchanged. In the following years, with the aim of creating its own products, resources were dedicated to the development and design of other technologies for the paper industry, not only for water treatment and recovery of raw materials, but also for auxiliary equipment to be installed within stock preparation.

We know water. We design and build water purification systems


Biological plant Tuscany Paper Mill.
Biological plant Mexico Paper Mill.
Ultrafiltration plant Mexico Paper Mill.
Ultrafiltration plant Mexico Paper Mill.

Current activity

Currently the fields of activity are design, production, assembly and start-up of plants for water treatment from industrial and civil processes, biological plants, primary water treatment, sludge dewatering as well as plants for stock preparation for the paper industry, for any type of paper, and complete deinking plants. Particular attention is paid to all engineering and design services: with a specialized Technical Department constantly applied to the research and development of new projects to be able to keep up with the times, which is essential nowadays to be competitive and to be able to constantly update the proposed technologies. Experience and structure allow OMC Collareda not only to build customized equipment, but also to develop any engineering project in specific sectors, to built turnkey installations anywhere and to carry out studies to improve existing water cycles, with a special attention for all engineering and design services.

A wide range of products and technologies that many have tried to imitate: what makes the difference, however, is the ability to be a partner for customers and not just mere suppliers. This is precisely the company’s strength: to meet customers in person, with an accurate technical file, with detailed plans of the plants and a preparation that comes from the long experience in the field. OMC Collareda evaluates case by case proposing the most suitable and customized solutions in compliance with the regulations and the customer needs: recovery of raw materials, water recovery and energy saving.

The water at 360°

OMC Collareda can say that it is able to satisfy any customer requirement at 360 degrees: from closing the internal water circuit at paper mills, applying flotation and filtration systems suitable for primary water recovery, to the treatment of waste water through biological Anaerobic and Aerobic plants, with the recovery and reuse of the water treated through filtration, Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis.


Reverse osmosis Mexico Paper Mill.
Reverse osmosis Mexico Paper Mill.


Not only being able to offer its technology worldwide but also to praiseits total Made in Italy production is now one of the greatest satisfactions of the Company.
In fact, the whole know-how is Italian: design, study, ideas, insights, are part of the culture of which the company is proud. However, the company vision does not stop within the Italian borders, the OMC brand is well known all over the world: it is difficult to say in which countries there is not at least one plant of the company.

Quality is also particularly important for OMC Collareda, which wasone of the first companies, back in 1995, to obtain the UNI EN ISO 9001 quality certificate, a guarantee of quality and efficiency of production and management processes. OMC Collareda do not forget sustainability and environmental protection. Water is precious: an indispensable resource and source of existence.

Every case is evaluated in details, proposing the most suitable customized solutions in compliance with laws and the customer’s main needs

For forty-five years it has been the passion of the company, what it strongly believes in and therefore protects. OMC Collareda also looks to the future, and in this particular moment that we are globally living, because of Covid 19, is investing its resources in the Italian territory, with a constant commitment in the research of new technologies for a sustainable world, waiting for the reopening of markets that will certainly lead to new important challenges.

Collareda Bruno, Viviana and Marco.

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