News & events

KAP Management Meeting in Germany



The management teams of KAP and its five business segments (engineered products, flexible films, surface technologies, it/services, precision components) met for three days in Schloss Waldeck / Germany.

The key topics were current and future market developments, strategic initiatives for profitable growth as well as networking across the business segments.

KAP Engineered Excellence Award



Three of our best engineers received the Engineering Excellence Award attributed by KAP after a tremendous job done in the last years to continously improve the processes and productivity in our Shengze / China plant.

Congratulations to Gerhard Bläsi, Jürgen Lohmann and Thorsten Rumpf.

We are proud of this team!

‘MEHLER ONE’ – Meeting in Portugal


MEHLER’s new leadership and management team came together in Sintra, Portugal, to discuss the positioning of MEHLER, synergies, key strategic challenges and the roadmap for 2019.

Paul Friederichsen, a guest speaker, inspired the team with fresh insights and perspectives on MEHLER’s strengths and brand building.

Moreover, it was a great team building event with an impressive sightseeing tour in Sintra area with its beautiful Palácio Nacional de Pena.

Season’s Greetings



Wir wünschen Ihnen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein gesundes neues Jahr

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year

Joyeux Noël et nos meilleurs voeux pour la Nouvelle Année

Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo

Your MEHLER team

New Company Branding


In October 2018 OLBO & MEHLER and MEHLER ENGINEERED PRODUCTS have joined forces. We are proud to announce that the joint companies will run under the company name ‘MEHLER’. Moreover, we are excited to launch our new company logo.

MEHLER is well known in the global market place and stands for > 150 years market experience in technical textiles. Looking ahead, we see that strong megatrends will change substantially the way we use to live in the upcoming years. MEHLER is ready to meet these new challenges and to develop sustainable solutions in close cooperation with our customers. That is what our new logo and the tagline ‘shaping the future’ stands for.

We are looking forward to a successful cooperation in 2019.

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.