The OCAP group is highly specialized in designing, producing and selling a wide range of chassis mechanical parts: suspension joints, track control arms, silentblocks, tie rod ends, steering rods and other components concerning the steering and suspension systems generally applied to vehicles equipped with steering wheels.
OCAP structure and markets have constantly grown over the years, thus transforming the original single entity into a leading company managing a group of units operating at an international level. Following a continuous improvement approach, OCAP has achieved excellent performances by consolidating partnerships with well-known manufacturers belonging to the automotive, trucks, earth moving machines and agricultural sectors.
Thanks to its technologically advanced R&D, Engineering and Testing Departments, the OCAP Group competitive advantages can be identified with its high specialization level, its flexibility and its co-design activity, which means its ability to offer a complete service for the product development and to produce components that satisfy the most sophisticated customer requirements.
OCAP main goals are methodological improvement activities and product/process implementation in order to maintain its technological leadership.
In the mid-70s, Ivano Giordano created a small handicraft company named O.CA.P. S.n.c. (acronym of “ Officine Canavesane di Precisione”, meaning Precision Workshops of the Canavese area) located in Busano (Turin). Originally devoted to milling, turning and mechanical manufacturing, OCAP specialized itself in the production of steering and suspension parts for automotive applications.
In 1982 the company moved to Feletto (Turin) and, in the same year, a second handicraft company , the GIESSE 80 S.n.c., was founded in Feletto, too.
In 1984, O.CA.P.S.a.s. merged with GIESSE 80 S.a.s. to create O.C.A.P. S.r.l.
In 1989, in order to distribute the products with a second brand name, the Lucky s.r.l. was created in Feletto.
In December 1990, O.C.A.P. S.r.l. turned into the current privately held company named O.C.A.P. S.p.A.
In 1994 Ocap S.p.A. took over the Usai Guglielmetti S.n.c. seated in Castellamonte (Turin).
The internationalization of the company started in the mid-90s with the foundation of the DND S.r.o. in Prague (Czech Republic) and the DND S.r.o. in Martin (Slovak Republic).
In August 1995 the new Ocap S.p.A. headquarters were inaugurated in Valperga.
OCAP continued its growth with the acquisition of MB Technologies S.r.l. seated in Rivara (Turin) in June 2000 and of PD S.r.l. based in Busano (Turin) in July 2001. Both companies were qualified in the production of steering and suspension components for trucks, earth moving machines and agricultural vehicles.
OCAP was able to react to the market changes and to adapt itself to the most various requirements of its customers with the definition of an ambitious strategic investment plan on an international level.
OCAP Chassis Parts Pvt Ltd., the productive plant located in Bhiwadi (state of Rajastan – India), was built in January 2002.
In 2004 the rationalization and implementation of the logistics service was achieved with the creation of the innovative and impressive pole of distribution in Oglianico(Turin), aimed at managing orders and deliveries of the AM products.
The globalization of the company structure reached a further goal in July 2007 with the building of OCAP Chassis Kunshan Co. in Kunshan, province of Jiangsu (China), a productive plant created to produce high technology components for steering and suspension systems.
In 2008 the distribution in Eastern Europe was strengthened by the creation of a new logistics platform, the OCAP Hungaria Kft. in Budapest (Hungary).
In 2010 two consignments of the company branch were realized in order to coordinate the structure of the Group. OCAP S.p.a. conferred the activities related to the industrial site of Oglianico (Turin) to the new constituted company OCAP International S.r.l. and conferred the activities related to the new industrial site of Valperga, to the new constituted company OCAP Italia S.r.l.
With the improvements obtained through the branch consignments, OCAP S.p.A has become a holding of industrial participations devoted to the management of the controlled companies and to the coordination of the related corporate functions.
During 2012 the globalization of the company structure achieved its latest goals with the building of the O.C.A.P. International S.r.l. representative office in Moscow (Russia) and of the company OCAP France S.a.s. located in Cannes (France).
The structure of OCAP Group is shown in the following chart.
Fully aware of its social position and responsibilities, the OCAP Management promotes a Corporate Policy in order to constantly improve itself in the interest of its employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers and of the whole company in general.
In order to realize this purpose, OCAP activities are addressed to:
- the compliance with the law in force, to grant the observance of the laws and the applicable regulations;
- the customer, for the full satisfaction of the consignee;
- the suppliers, for their deeper integration into Ocap reality, their technological growth aimed at the product and service optimization and their awareness towards environmental issues;
- the market, to maintain, consolidate and strengthen the OCAP presence in the global market;
- the employees , through the knowledge, sharing and respect of the OCAP corporate policy by means of constant information and training; through the awareness of the roles and tasks inside the company and the creation of a working place where health and safety are a reality;
- the communication, with the awareness of being part of an integrated social system;
- the facilities, using the most modern technologies in the respect of safety and environment;
- the corporate processes and products, making use of the most suitable means to manufacture and test processes and products;
- the technological resources, to identify and provide all the tools necessary to satisfy and improve the management system;
- the environmental impact, to respect the ecosystem;
- the Legislative decree n° 231/01, to ensure legality, honesty and transparency in the company activities, and to respect the model of organization, management and control adopted by OCAP;
- the supervision, with the adoption and constant use of control instruments aimed at making the corporate structure aware of the respect of planned activities and the achievement of shared aims.
OCAP works in different production and distribution units.
The O.C.A.P. S.p.A. industrial Holding, where only Management, Supervision and Coordination Authority and Functions are represented , has its headquarters in Valperga (Turin), Italy.
O.C.A.P. Italia S.r.l. is located in Valperga, too. It is the industrial site , where five production departments are operative three shifts a day; the technologically advanced warehouse for rough parts and semi-finished products, the R&D Departments, the Design and Testing units are here located.
The impressive logistic centre of AM distribution, the O.C.A.P. International S.r.l, is based in Oglianico, a few kilometres from Valperga; it is a fully automatized warehouse for the storage and distribution of the AM products.
The OCAP Hungaria Kft.,a logistic platform for the distribution of aftermarket products in Eastern Europe, has its headquarters in Budapest (Hungary).
OCAP most recent production units are located in the Far East : the Ocap Chassis Parts Pvt. Ltd. in Bhiwadi, State of Rajasthan (India) and the Ocap Chassis Parts (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. in Kunshan, Province of Jiangsu (China).
The globalization of the company structure achieved its latest goals with the building of the O.C.A.P. International S.r.l. representative office in Moscow (Russia) and of the company OCAP France S.a.s. located in Cannes (France).