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Omet marks 50th birthday with passion

Italian press manufacturer Omet celebrated its 50th birthday over the second weekend in May, and I want to extend my congratulations to the company.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the celebrations to mark the inauguration of the company back in 1963. Although the earliest documentation that’s been found dates the company to February 1, it waited until warmer weather to invite around 200 customers, employees and members of the global media to celebrate the momentous occasion.  

You’re only 50 once, so it was a good time for the company to look back over five decades of passion and innovation, and CEO Antonio Bartesaghi, the son of company founder Angelo, was full of passion and emotion when speaking about his father and the work the company has done to grow into a global manufacturer from a humble base in northern Italy during the 1960s.

He spoke candidly about the work put into establishing the company by his father, and the trust placed in him and his vision in the early days by financial institutions and the first customers, through to today’s workforce striving to further the company and themselves in tough economic conditions and with increased global competition.

It’s with this in mind that Bartesaghi made it clear that he sees Omet as having a strong future, both in label and packaging, and the other markets it serves, and stated his aim to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary.

If the passion I witnessed this weekend continues over the next five decades, I too would like to be part of the celebrations in 2063.

Happy birthday Omet.

David Pittman


David Pittman is former deputy editor of Labels & Labeling.

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