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Omega’s New Factory Officially Opened

Switzerland’s famous watchmaking brand OMEGA is proud to announce the official completion of the new factory in Bill, where the brand’s headquarters is located, marking a brand new chapter in the history of the brand, its courage to innovate and its pursuit of excellence. Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, Omega Global President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann, Swiss Federal Minister of Economic Affairs, Education and Research Johann N. Schneider-Ammann and renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban attended the unveiling ceremony and cut the ribbon for the new Omega factory.

(From left) Nick Hayyek, CEO of the Swatch Group; Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Swiss Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Education and Research; Global President and Chief Executive Officer, Omega Guannal Shiwen (RaynaldAeschlimann) and renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban cut ribbon for Omega’s new factory

   Omega relocated its factory to Biel in 1882, after which many innovative watch assembly processes in the watchmaking industry were developed, training of professional technicians, and watch quality testing were carried out here. The new factory, designed by Ban Mao, uses reusable Swiss spruce boards and incorporates subtle indoor climate and environmental concepts and energy concepts. It is a model for environmentally friendly architecture. Omega has made efficient use of the five-story space inside the factory, combining innovative technology with professional craftsmanship to complete the modern watchmaking process.

An Shiwen, Nick Hayek, John Schneider-Oman and others visited the new Omega factory
   Nick Hayek said, ‘The Omega factory was relocated to this historic building in the heart of Biel in 1882. Omega’s innovative craftsmanship and superior technology have always led the development of the watchmaking industry in Switzerland and the world. Trust the brand and employees In this brand new factory, watchmaking will continue to be revolutionized, and Omega’s promise to continuously raise the industry standard for watches will continue. ‘

An Shiwen unveils new Omega factory

   An Shiwen also shared: ‘There is no doubt that the new Omega factory provides a truly creative working environment, but its more important value lies in improving work efficiency. Today, we can focus on the assembly and testing of watches. Complete The integrated workflow will make Omega watch manufacturing more efficient and smoother. ‘

Work area for technicians in the new Omega factory

   All watch production processes will be carried out in the new factory building, including T2 area (watch assembly), T3 area (assembly bracelet), T4 area (watch transport), and watch storage and logistics management. In addition, the new factory can also be used for internal staff training to continuously improve and improve watchmaking technology.

Fully automated warehouse in Omega’s new factory

   The core of the new factory is a fully automated warehouse that occupies three floors. In this fire-resistant warehouse, there are more than 30,000 repacking boxes, which contain all the parts required for brand watchmaking, reminiscent of the scientific and technological images in science fiction movies. Most importantly, the new factory building is also capable of inspecting watch quality and technical processes, including certification to the Astronomical Observatory approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Every Omega Chronometer watch has undergone rigorous testing here, proving its superior quality in accuracy, performance and antimagnetic properties.

An Shiwen, Nick Hayek, John Schneider-Oman and others visited the new Omega factory

   With the completion of the new factory, Omega will boldly innovate while inheriting history and classics. Adhering to the pioneering spirit and the dedication and enthusiasm of professional watchmaking, it will lead the watchmaking industry into a new era.