OMC Collareda was founded in 1974 in Schio, in the north-east of Italy, where a generation of brave captains, with a unique entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to put themselves at risk to jump headlong into the idea they believed in, began to sprout. At that time it was called F.lli Collareda, and it was a small mechanical workshop of carpentry construction for industry in general producing tanks, vats, pipes and their installation at the customer’s site. In 1981, understanding the needs of the Paper Industry to recover the process water for their reuse, and the recovery of raw materials contained in them, it began 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 F.lli Collareda Sdf to become OMC Collareda Srl and, 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.
OMC Collareda was one of the first companies back in 1995, to obtain UNI EN ISO 9001 quality certificate
The turning point of the company came in 2016, when Bruno Collareda, one of the founding partners and the entrepreneurial mind of the company, decided to liquidate the other partner, because of incompatibilities that in the long run would have led to the destruction of the company. This choice was not painless, especially at a personal and moral level, but it was necessary and fully supported by his son and daughter, who had already been in the company for many years, and by the employees and collaborators. A considerable economic commitment, rewarded by a new company organization, a more serene and livable working environment, a more collaborative and efficient team working method with confidence in its employees and, last but not least, a further growth of the company, which in two years has seen an increase in the technical and production staff of about 10 new elements. This continuous evolution of the company has always brought important new contracts in the United States and in Central and South America, as the recent acquisition of a new order for a complete water treatment plant, worth about € 6,000,000.00 from a new Mexican customer.