An Italian family business has come a long way from its humble workshop roots to what is today a vast international brand.
In 1950, OMFB ramped up the production of spare parts for Italian, American, English and German heavy vehicles set for post-war reconstruction applications. The following year, OMFB added Power Take-Off (PTO) units to its rapidly growing portfolio.
By the 1960s, years of innovation led to export opportunities throughout Europe and beyond. Fast forward to today, the business distributes hydraulic components to more than 90 countries, including the Australian subsidiary, OMFB Pacific which opened in 2020, with a solid product supply backed by various service and installation points.
The company’s growth can be attributed to many recent developments including the launch of a new warehouse which doubled stock capacity, an almost ever-expanding product range that has been backed by numerous distributors as well as local activities in conjunction with partners to better assist the market’s requirements and needs.
OMFB Pacific Account Manager, Shane Roberts, says the latest development from the business is set to transform and better assist the industry.
“We are launching the first complete hydraulic system extended warranty program,” he says. “Peace of mind for the end user is the driving force behind it. The extended warranty entitles you to a three-year manufacturer warranty. Simply, enquire through our approved distributors for an easy and fast extended warranty registration on complete OMFB hydraulic systems.”
Shane is pleased that OMFB Pacific is now providing a better repair and/or replacement process which further enhances the hydraulic specialist’s value proposition.
“Our dealer network, Transport Engineering Solutions (formally Gough Transport Solutions), Truck Hydraulic Solutions and Heavy Hydraulics provides industry complete access to the OMFB portfolio of hydraulics equipment with peace of mind when it comes to product quality and supply.”
As a complete hydraulics solution provider, OMFB Pacific offers PTOs and pumps, including variable-displacement piston pumps (frequently used with cranes and agricultural spreader vehicles) and bent-axis piston pumps including dual-flow models for operating two circuits simultaneously from a single oil supply. As for tipper support, OMFB Pacific has a variety of valves, some of which feature dual-pressure relief, ideal for trucks that interchange between towing semi-tipper and moving floor trailers.
Another stalwart in the OMFB arsenal are steel and aluminium oil tanks which have sight gauges and smart mounting systems to streamline installation and optimise space.
OMFB is a pioneer in hydraulic and technical solutions with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Italy, ensuring 100 per cent in-house solutions for various trucking and industrial applications. The company provides a full range of hydraulic equipment and stands by its commitment to delivering quality products and services.
OMFB has achieved an industry first with its three-year extended warranty program.