Coremo Ocmea draws on its long tradition in the manufacture of brakes and clutches for industrial, marine, oil & gas, energy and entertainment sector applications to look firmly to the future, to the realisation of services with a high degree of customisation: structured projects including products, technical support, maintenance and consulting.
Coremo's strong points have always lain in its precise, tailor-made design, constant product innovation and quality of components.
This has brought the firm from Assago - where it was founded in 1960 – to worldwide expansion: in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, where it exports 50% of output.
This internationalisation became even more tangible with the opening of a sales subsidiary in Paris, to cover the French market, which has increased its turnover by 100% in just a few years.
Coremo's nerve centre continues to be within the 5000 square metres of its headquarters at Assago in Milan, where all products are assembled and tested, the key machining processes are carried out and the necessary certification procedures take place, in accordance with the ISO 9001 Quality System updated to Vision 2000 in 2002.
Its full coverage of the industrial applications for brake and clutch units has led to the company's selection for prestigious installations such as those on board the Queen Mary II, the word's third largest cruise ship, and at Milan's La Scala Theatre, one of the most important on the entire concert and opera circuit.
Special anti-corrosion treatments, epoxy paints and the use of carbon steels that provide high strength even in the coldest temperatures have also opened the market to the most extreme applications, especially in the oil & gas (both on-shore and off-shore), shipping and energy sectors.
The Group's strategy has always been based on the generation of customer loyalty, pursued through product reliability and rugged construction, ease of use and maintenance of brake and clutch units, not to mention durability, competitive pricing and prompt delivery. Partly to maintain this distinguishing characteristic, the Technical Department uses sophisticated calculation methods with FEM analyses to advise and support every customer in selection of the optimal product.
1960 – The beginning
Incorporated as O.C.M.E.A. S.r.l. (Officine Costruzioni Meccaniche ed Affini), the company sets out as a designer and constructor of mechanically operated brakes. Its products are sold mainly for use in the machine tool sector.
1963 - New products
The company adds electromagnetically operated brakes and clutches to its product range. Its products are still sold mainly for use in the machine tool sector.
1967 - A new home at Assago
A piece of land is chosen and the machinery and workers are moved to this new industrial site at Assago, just outside Milan.
1978 - A new name
The company takes over COREMO S.r.l., owner of designs, technology and specific know-how in the pneumatically operated brake and clutch sector. The shareholders decide to increase its capital and change its name to today's COREMO OCMEA S.r.l.
1980 – Coremo on the move
The introduction of this new product line opens out new markets and a new customer base for the company. Products start to sell well abroad as well as at home, and the need for a more structured sales organisation makes itself felt. Exclusive agent-distributors are therefore created in every European state, South Africa, Canada and the United States. The Italian sales network is also reinforced for closer coverage, to improve market penetration.
1989 – The site is expanded
The company needs more room to store its stock and to accommodate the new employees necessary to meet the targets it has set itself. It therefore builds the new factory and office buildings, acquiring the facilities and the size we know today.
1995 - Quality and productivity
Under certificate No. 238 dated 15 January, ICIM approves the COREMO OCMEA S.r.l. Quality System as compliant with the UNI EN 29002 standard (subsequently UNI EN ISO 9001/2008 and finally Vision 2000). A new subsidiary is incorporated in November of the same year to increase machining capabilities. This involves the purchase of a new factory building and machine tools to expand production capacity.
1999 – Welcome, Hi-Tech
The computerisation of all areas is finally completed, increasing the speed and precision of the company's processes. The product range is redefined and expanded and all the technical documentation receives a new image.
2000 - New brakes
A new line of hydraulically operated brakes is successfully added to the consolidated line of pneumatically operated products.
2002 - Changing times
The company tackles the international recession by investing in process reorganisation. Solid modelling design (Solid Works) is introduced to speed up new product development and innovation.
2004 - Towards Asia
Major certifications are achieved, for the supply of brakes to the defence sector (NATO) and for environments with explosion risk (ATEX). Penetration of the eastern markets, from China to Turkey, from India to Japan and from South East Asia to Australia, aids the company's growth even in a difficult international economic context. The diversification of the product/market matrix allows the company to tackle prestigious new applications with success, such as in the marine and entertainment technology sectors.
2006 - Mining and Oil&Gas
The development of the hydraulic brake range continues, giving access to the mining and oil&gas industries. The renewal of the range of fan-cooled brakes is the basis for the acquisition of impressive market shares in the converting industry. In order to deal effectively with the growth in sales, a new production area of 1,500 square metres is added. Opening of the sales subsidiary Coremo France in Paris confirms Coremo's leadership on the French market.
2010 - 50 years and new horizons
Coremo celebrates 50 years of quality and tradition with the market launch of its most powerful product, the new ID3000/N spring-applied hydraulic brake with clamping force of 270 kN.
2013 – 2014 The range of hydraulic brakes grows
The growing demand from the most heavy-duty sectors leads Coremo to extend its range of oil-applied hydraulic brakes with the realisation of the ID1500 and the ID2500N