We are committed to improving people's lives through design and development providing products with movements for a better world
Foundation of OBE
In 1968, a small group of Basque businessmen located in Aizarnazabal and with limited means began their activity of developing and manufacturing mechanisms also aimed at the furniture sector. They created OBE.
Sale of shares to Heinze, world inventor of the 4 axes hidden hinge.
Heinze is bought by the multinational and consequently also by OBE.
Foundation of the Group's product marketing company in Spain.
Hobetzen: Large project-oriented to Participation and Continuous Improvement, with numerous Team activities and Proposals for Improvement.
ISO 9001 and EMAS
Obtaining of the Quality Certification, together with the creation of the first R&D Environmental certification, being among the first 20 in the ACBC register.
Exercises with clients oriented to the ideation of products in co-creation.
Introduction in new market through HDS Incursion in the automotive industry by developing the available profiling resources.
First company guide with four rolling tracks.
Emotions: It starts with Building Our Future, guiding the organization to people.
Entrepreneurship: Intensification of activities to the organization by teams and the Entrepreneurship.
Matrix: Process orientation project, creation of Custo Teams and Project Teams.
Furniture, White Goods and Automotive Industry.
Sustainability and environmental protection
Maintaining our environment for future generations is a real business commitment for us
Integrating the environmental policy in the management strategy of the company, always taking into account the environmental conditions when making any decision in all the different activities and services that we develop for our clients.
Preserving the environment, making our mission compatible with the basic premise of protecting the environment and natural resources in a process of continuous improvement.
Comply not only with environmental regulations but also with voluntary commitments that are acquired, working to achieve the highest levels of environmental protection.
Involve all workers in the need to protect and preserve the environment in their daily activities.Download our EMAS Environmental Statement 2019
OBE kinematics R&D&I center is the kinematics & user experience expert for AUT inside Hettich network.
OBE Kinematics integrated with 4 Development HUBs.
Hettich Paul Hettich (Germany) – Runners (concealed) for drawers.
Hettich Oni (Germany) – Hinges for cabinets.
Hettich Heinze (Germany) – Sliding and folding doors systems.
Hettich USA (EEUU) – High Load Capacity runners (unconcealed).
Hettich China – High Load Capacity runners (unconcealed).
Hettich Management Service (Germany) – Digital simulation.
Hettich Czech Republic - Die-cast steel, zamak.
Hettich Castwerk (Germany) – Magnesium and thixomolding injection molding.
Hettich Druck – Plastic injection.
Hettich Paul Hettich – Technology and specialty in profiling.
Hettich Maschinen Technik (Germany) – ASS Technology - Machine Design.
It's the OBE Kinematics team that makes us truly unique. Building solutions that solve core functional and ergonomic challenges requires a diverse mix of talent and perspectives.