News & events

Implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System – ISO 45001:2018



Our Portuguese production site has implemented and maintains an Occupational Health and Safety Management System according to ISO 45001:2018. It includes health and safety policies, standards and systems to continously identify hazards and to control risks within our company.

Our plant in Vila Nova de Famalicão nearby Porto is one of the first industrial companies obtaining the Occupational Health and Safety Management System in Portugal.



OLBO & MEHLER and MEHLER ENGINEERED PRODUCTS will join their global activities and business operations under the leadership of one management team led by the CEO, Alberto Tavares.
Both companies, well known in the marketplace as manufacturers and developers of technical woven fabrics and technical yarns, will constitute the Engineered Products segment as part of the new KAP Group strategy.

Alberto Tavares, current CEO of OMT and new CEO of Engineered Products says: “We are excited about this tremendous opportunity. We believe that managing both companies under the same segment will set new benchmarks with regards to customer experience, innovation, growth, efficiency and competitiveness.”

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.