Racing Spirit since 1973
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi begins his full-time car racing career, using OMP racewear and Bell helmets through a multi-year partnership.
Still on top in the WRC
OMP supplies Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT for the third World Rally Championship manufacturer’s title in five years, while Kalle Rovanpera becomes youngest ever WRC champion.
Racing Force Group
OMP and Bell Racing Helmets converge into the new Racing Force Group, along the emerging brands of Zeronoise and Racing Spirit.
Bell Racing Helmets
OMP acquires Bell Racing Helmets, giving birth to the biggest worldwide group in motorsport safety equipment.
The Art revolution begins
OMP presents "One Art", the first totally customized fire retardant suit. The Print Art technology guarantees complete control of the design process.
Formula 1 domination with Mercedes
OMP harnesses are chosen by Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Team, which extends its Formula 1 Manufacturer’s World Championships streak till the 2021 season.
A new era for karting
OMP marks a revolution into the karting industry. It creates the KS1 suit, the first one to feature printed and customizable graphics, and the KS1-R, made of superlight fabric. At the same time, OMP begins a new partnership with OTK Group, the owner of the Tony Kart brand.
Winning era with Volkswagen
In partnership with OMP, Volkswagen Motorsport opens a four-year WRC domination with Sebastien Ogier. The HTE seat reaches the first of many world titles.
OMP on the big screen
OMP provides the drivers' overalls for award-winning "Rush" movie directed by Ron Howard, reproducing in detail the 1976 F1 season look.
A benchmark setting fire extinguisher
OMP develops Cefal3, which with its 194 mm in length and 1.8 kilograms in weight (including brackets and attachments) is the world's smallest and lightest electrically activated fire extinguisher
The new Dyneema belts
OMP raises the bar of safety belts standards introducing the innovative Dyneema fiber.
OMP becomes FIA official supplier
The quality standards set by OMP are recognized by the FIA, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, through a partnership agreement to provide suits, boots, gloves and underwear for the race officials and the safety car drivers. The partnership is still ongoing.
Formula 1 return
OMP returns to Formula 1, signing an agreement with Renault F1 Team to supply its first safety belts designed and built entirely by its R&D department.
A new ownership
In February the control of OMP is acquired by SAYE S.P.A. Group, held by Delprato brothers from Genova.
Maserati racing return
OMP supports the long-awaited Maserati racing return providing car components and racewear for the Trofeo one-make series.
WRC titles poker with Tommi Mäkinen
OMP ends in style the 20th century celebrating the fourth consecutive World Rally Championship title along Mitsubishi Ralliart team and Tommi Mäkinen.
The bond with Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher kicks off his Ferrari era choosing OMP overalls and gloves. It’s the start of a historic collaboration, sharing 71 wins and five F1 world titles.
First world title for OMP
At Italy’s Rally Sanremo, OMP celebrates its first world title: Carlos Sainz, wearing the overalls made in Ronco Scrivia, is the new WRC king at the wheel of Toyota.
The legendary Ayrton Senna
OMP supplies F1 star Ayrton Senna. The partnership will last until the death of the legendary Brazilian driver, with 20 wins and two world F1 titles clinched together.
OMP gets known worldwide
Gerhard Berger survives from the flames of his Ferrari, after the crash during F1 San Marino Grand Prix. Credit goes to fireproof overalls and gloves made by OMP. Millions of people see those moments on live TV and the company becomes popular all over the world.
Moving to Ronco Scrivia
OMP continues to expand its production and it needs a new and bigger headquarter. The company moves from Genova Bolzaneto to inland Liguria, in Ronco Scrivia, where it is still based today.
First to adhere new standards
OMP is the world's first company to obtain the new FIA ISO 86 homologation standards for fireproof racing suits.
OMP diversifies its production, entering into the racewear market. The company soon supplies its first Formula 1 driver: Mauro Baldi of Arrows team.
In the early 80s the OMP brand changes adopting the base design that will later be recognized all over the world.