OBA started up in 1970
by Mr Adolfo Broccoli, thanks to his twenty-year
experience, he starts the production of car accessories for
the aftermarket and in particular:
o Chromed exhaust trims o Sports steering wheels.
In 1972 OBA appears
on the European market and acquires important customers in
France, Spain, Great Britain and Switzerland.
From 1972 to 1979, OBA
makes its self known in Europe and succeeds in bringing its
trademark to the same level as that of the most important
manufacturers of the sector.
In 1980, thanks to the experience achieved
in the production of steering wheels, OBA
starts to design steering wheels suitable for the motorboat
and speedboat market. In a few years its customers are amongst
the most important boat manufactures of the U.S.
In 1991, OBA makes
a huge investment so as to adjust the company to the car safety
regulations. OBA carries out a technical
survey on specific materials for the production of its own
steering wheels, and afterwards it enters the German market
obtaining the TUV approval on steering wheels and hub kits.
In 1992, OBA quality
is recognised also by car manufacturers such as FIAT.
The OBA steering wheel is assembled
on a production of special Fiat Tipo cars.
In August 1996, after a challenging procedure
which revolutionises OBA's
quality system, OBA obtains their first certification for
its own quality system according to the ISO 9002 regulations.
In September 1999, due to the continuous
expansion of projects for car manufacturers
(Mitsubishi, Toyota, Rover,
Jaguar) which require a specific design procedure,
OBA applies for and obtains its own
quality system according to the ISO 9001
In September 2002 we obtained the ISO
Today, OBA serves important clients
with a substantial turnover achieved year after year thanks
to these customers.
At the moment, OBA is working in
order to develop its own structure so as to be able to efficiently
meet the increasing demands of car manufacturers.
OBA's top management, employ's an
increasing quantity of humane resources to guarantee the improvement
of the design procedure, the reduction of production lead
times and the reduction of non-conformity items.
This commitment can be resumed as follows:
- Greater staff training;
- Improvement of the Quality System;
- Instrumentation suitable for procedure control;
- Technically advanced machinery.
At present OBA counts on an internal
staff of 18 people and an associated company
of additional 6 people. OBA
carries out just a few stages of its own production cycle.
We have a number of suppliers and third parties equipped to
carry out the other stages of the machining, packaging etc
who are all monitored by OBA and
work to our quality requirements.
In 2003 OBA srl
has changed hands and has become “OBA
Tradizione Futura srl”. The founder,
Adolfo Broccoli has passed the direction of the Company
to his son Giancarlo Broccoli, who has spent
more than 20 years in different departments
within the company.
This experience has allowed him to carry on in his fathers
footsteps with renewed enthusiasm, the good work done to date
by his father over the past years (OBA Tradizione)
and to bring the company towards new objectives (OBA
Today OBA Tradizione Futura is
able to provide a 360° service, starting with the proposal
of an idea, or from the creating of sketches for the choice
of the product to complete development of production process
with the choice of material most adapt with the most economical
work phases; to the making of all necessary tools and production
planning with relative quality control sheets right up to
delivery to the end customer.
Over the past years OBA Tradizione Futura
has invested in development and research of new technologies
in the use of aluminium in car accessories. This experience
has allowed us to expand our product line, particularly with
aluminium pedal kits with modern designs and applied technology
to various accessories for car manufacturers becoming a leader
in production of aluminium pedals both sporty and elegant,
scuff plates with custom logo, J gates, aluminium gear knobs
and bezels for panel decoration. The increase in product range
together with client satisfaction paved the way for OBA
Tradizione Futura to become tier 1 supplier to Toyota
with a range of accessories on a JIT basis.
OBA Tradizione Futura's aim is
to increase further it's customer portfolio, particularly
towards car manufacturers. At present we are working on projects
with car manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda,
Mitsubishi, Nissan, Jaguar and Peugeot
and will continue to increase and diversify it's product range.
OBA Tradizione Futura has invested
in further resources to increase the number of accessories
in aluminium for application on the exterior of the vehicle,
such as trunk garnishes, bumper and door protections, mirror
Increased Quality system remains one of
our main objectives to give major guarantee to our clients
and increase security in production processes. We continue
our aim to monitor and eliminate SoC (Substances
of Concern) in material and processes, in respect of the environment
and are working to obtain the UNI EN 14001 certification
"OBA Tradizione Futura S.r.l. has implemented a REACh managment system that allows its products to fullfil REACh Requirement”.