A long history

With sixty years experience, Faster has designed and manufactured over five hundred million quick-release couplings.

Our company is presently developing and producing a wide range of quick release couplers ranging from medium to very high pressures. All Faster Couplers are designed according to international standards.

1951
The company was founded in Melzo (Milan), Italy with the name OMBA.

The first products were lathed metal parts for the automotive market.

1978
The first quick-release coupling design.

The first patent was registered with the brand FASTER® and later lent its name to the company.

1983
The first delivery was made to an important manufacturer of agricultural machinery.
1992
Faster’s Quality Management System was certified according to the ISO 9002 and received the A.G.A. (American Gas Association) approval. Faster Inc. was established in Maumee, Ohio, USA.

The first company in the world in the quick-release couplings market to be certified.

1996
The factory was moved to Rivolta d’Adda (Cremona), Italy.

Another important milestone was reached: certification of the Quality Management System to UNI EN ISO 9001.

2003
Faster was the first in the world in its category to receive UNI ISO/TS 16949 certification.

The international standard for the world automobile industry for design, development and production of components.

2005
First company in Italy to receive UL approved and certification for series production of the RF Refrigeration and Conditioning products, File No. SA13163 .
2006
Faster Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd. was established in Pune, India.
2007
Faster Brasil Equipamentos Hidráulicos Ltda was established in São Paulo, Brazil.

New representative offices in China, Shanghai and Nordic Countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark).

2011
FASTER marks 60 years of innovation by celebrating its position as a worldwide leader in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of quick-release couplings.