News & events

Olbo & Mehler at Techtextil 2017



We look back on a successful trade show, the “Techtextil Frankfurt”, which took place from May 09th to May 12th 2017. We want to say `thank you` to our customers, suppliers and a great number of new contacts for the informative conversations and the interest in our products and company.

New website launched



OLBO & MEHLER sets their updated and enhanced website live on 05/01/2017. The new Website offers comprehensive information about the company, key applications, and product offers and solutions. “It is part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of key information,” says Alberto Taveres, CEO of OLBO & MEHLER.

KAIZEN award 2017 – overall efficiency increase




The KAIZEN INSTITUTE awards OLBO & MEHLER with the KAIZEN LEAN AWARD 2017 in the category ‘Overall Efficiency Increase’. OLBO & MEHLER’s production facility in Portugal has been able to increase productivity by 14% in the last 18 months by applying KAIZEN concepts in the areas process optimization, organization of the workspace, and reduction of inventory, waste and set up times.

New North America hub in Charlotte,NC




OLBO & MEHLER TEX NORTH AMERICA starts their new sales office and warehouse hub in Charlotte, NC. “With this move, we will supply key markets within 1-2 days and increase our service levels substantially,” says Dr. Uwe Mrotzeck, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of OLBO & MEHLER.


OLBO & MEHLER and SYNTEEN & LUECKENHAUS will join their global activities and business operations under the leadership of a management team led by the CEO, Alberto Tavares. Both companies are part of KAP group and both are dedicated to the production of technical textiles, complementing each other.

Effective 09/01/2017, the combined company will continue under the brand OLBO & MEHLER.