Maximum of specialization

THE HARVESTING HEADER PRODUCER

Olimac Srl, based near Cuneo in northern Italy, is a fourth-generation family business and one of the world’s leading producers of harvesting attachments. Olimac’s strength lies in its extensive specialization on harvesting headers for corn, sunflowers, and special crops. With more than 70 years of experience, Olimac has managed to develop highly efficient harvesting machines with low losses and long durability. Today, Olimac’s headers improve the yields of customers all over the world.

CORN HARVEST TECHNOLOGY

from the very beginning

Back in the 1950s, when corn was first cultivated on a large scale in Europe, Emilio Olivero from Cuneo developed his first harvesting attachment specially for this crop. The “Testate Integrale” was groundbreaking for its time and laid the foundation for the global company of today. Olimac’s current harvesting headers are the result of the ongoing development that has been pursued since that time.

Abbildung der alten Produktionsstätte von Olimac, arbeiten an der Montage von Erntevorsätzen
Mithilfe von moderner CAD technik werden Bauteile für Olimac Maispflücker und Sonnenblumenpflücker konstruiert.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

LEADING BY FOCUSING

At Olimac, a highly qualified team of engineers and technicians work day in, day out solely on improving their harvesting headers. Olimac is strictly organized as a manufacturing company. Therefore, the focus of the entire factory lies exclusively on the development and production of high-quality harvesting attachments.

PRODUCTION ON 90.000 M²

A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACTORY SITE

Olimac produces its harvesting headers with a uniquely high vertical integration completely in-house in its 90,000 m² large factory near Cuneo in Piedmont (Italy). There, only the company’s own harvesting heads are produced. Olimac is also focused on sustainability. Three-quarters of the energy required for production is provided by photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of the plant.

Aussenansicht der Olimac Fabrik in Margarita Cuneo
Präzise Qualitätskontrolle von Getrieben der Olimac Maispflücker und Sonnenblumenvorätzen

QUALITY CONTROL

rigorous monitoring

Each single component produced by Olimac is individually checked electronically for tolerance and deviation by the company’s quality management. During this process, the responsible employee signs each component with his initials. This creates a sense of responsibility and allows quick identification of the tester in case of defects.
Olimac’s quality management is certified by TÜV Rheinland according to ISO 9001.

STATE OF THE ART PRODUCTION

fully robotized

By focusing on a small number of products in combination with a high degree of robotization and automation, Olimac is able to produce cost-efficiently while ensuring a constant level of quality. Due to the high degree of in-house production, Olimac relies only to a small extent on suppliers and is therefore able to react flexibly and quickly to change in demand.

More about Olimac harvesting headers
Moderne Lagerhaltung im Olimac Werk in Margarita Cuneo für die Herstellung von Erntevorstäze

IN-HOUSE GEAR PRODUCTION

All gear components are manufactured in-house by own CNC tooling machines. This uniquely high vertical integration makes Olimac independent of suppliers.

Schweißroboter schweißen vollautomatisch die Rahmenteile der Olimac Erntevorsätze

WELDING ROBOTS

The use of welding robots within the frame and component production ensures a constant quality of welding seams.

Automatische Roboterinseln fertigen präzise Bauteile für Olimac Drago Maispflücker und Sonnenblumenvorsätze

Bending robots

In order to reduce deviations to a minimum, the bending of components and brackets is performed by robots.

Automatische Lasercutter Maschinen im Olimac Werk fertigen präzise Bauteile für Maispflücker uns Sonnenblumenvorsätze

Laser-Cutting

All parts of Olimac headers are accurately cut out by laser cutters and then checked for flaws by camera sensors.

Robotierierte Lackierung der Olimac DRAGO Maispflücker und Sonnenblumenschneidwerke

coating line

The plant is equipped with its own coating line. The powder coating of Olimac headers lasts up to three times longer than conventional paint.

Automatische Lasercutter Maschinen im Olimac Werk fertigen präzise Bauteile für Maispflücker uns Sonnenblumenvorsätze

AUTOMATIC PROCESSING

From the raw steel to the finished components, the production at Olimac is largely automated, thus preventing production errors.

Automatische Hochregallagerhaltung von Erstatzteilen für Olimac Maispflücker und Sonnenblumenvorsätze im Olimac Werk in Margarita Cuneo

Automatic STORAGE

The extensive parts warehouse is fully automatized. The transport of components to the individual workstations is carried out autonomously as well.

Präzise Qualitätskontrolle von Getrieben der Olimac Maispflücker und Sonnenblumenvorätzen

Testing sensors

All parts are individually checked for tolerance by camera sensors and inspection robots. These systems detect deviations in the micrometer range.