Obem was established in 1946 at Biella, a territory with a high concentration of textile companies producing top quality yarns, fabrics and garments, where it grew up producing textile machinery mainly for steam treatments and for dyeing fibre, yarns or fabrics.
In the last 20 years the company has concentrated its efforts in equipping its machines with an high level of automation and in many cases also of robotization.
Up to now Obem has installed about 6.000 machines in the 5 continents for processing all kind of fibres in any kind of form. In 1986 it installed in USA its first fully robotized package dyeing plant and, from that time, it focused on the robotization of all the machines produced. After nearly 30 years, Obem installed 52 robotized plants in every important textile area, such as Europe and USA but also in China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India and Brasil. These plants that can work with a very limited number of operators (1 or 2 per shift), have been developed for wool, cotton, acrylic, polyester, viscose, and blends. The machines and the software are totally produced in Biella in order to provide a support to the customers for any issue related to the dyeing machinery or the automation robots, also thanks to the “Real Time” service provided by means of Internet Remote Assistance. From the head office in Biella it is also possible to upgrade the PLC or the PC software of the machines.