Obem SpA was established in 1946 at Biella, an important textile district located in Northern Italy. Biella has a high concentration of textile companies producing top quality yarns, fabrics and garments and here it grew up producing textile machinery mainly for steam treatments and for dyeing fibre, yarns or fabrics in various ways.
The achievement of high quality results from Obem machines has always been the main objective of the company’s projects. In addition, in the last 20 years Obem has concentrated its efforts in equipping its machines with a high degree 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 kinds of fibres in every kind of form. In 1986 Obem installed in USA its first fully robotized package dyeing plant and, from that time, it dedicated a lot of time to develop the robotisation for all kind of machines it produces. After nearly 30 years of experience in this field, Obem has installed 52 robotized plants in every important textile area like 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 like one or 2 per shift, have been developed for Wool, Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester, Viscose, and blends. Obem produces all the above mentioned machines and their software completely in its Biella factory in order to satisfy its customers that are serviced from for any issue related to the dyeing machinery or their automation robots. For this purpose Obem has also developed its expertise in performing “Real Time” service from its Biella office to any worldwide customer by means of Internet Remote Assistance. From its offices Obem can also upgrade the PLC or the PC software of its machines according to any eventual new need of the customers.