OZ was established in 1997; a passion for wheels has driven it to become a legend in the automotive world.
The victories we have enjoyed alongside the most iconic names in motorsport, and our ongoing quest for success have ensured OZ’s place as industry leader.
OZ produces alloy wheels for the top automotive markets, such as: racing (F1, Rally, DTM, Indy..), aftermarket, motorcycle and OEM with special equipment for the most exclusive automobiles. OZ meets the special requirements of prestigious automotive manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren, to name but a few.
These partnerships have resulted in exclusive projects and extremely high tech wheels of superior design.
In the world of racing, OZ is synonymous with winning and the numbers speak for themselves.
OZ has been a part of Formula 1 since 1985, and the WRC since 1988; and has amassed more than 150 winning titles. Today, OZ is the brand most often found on race cars.
The company was founded in what was a petrol station in Rossano Veneto (near Venice) by Silvano Oselladore & Pietro Zen.
This year, the first light alloy rims were artisan-crafted and mounted on the magnificent Mini Cooper, which raced and won rally races of the day.
OZ debuts in the world of motorbikes with its first OZ moto wheels.
In 1975 OZ makes an appearance in some local races, equipping several prestigious private teams and obtaining its first modest wins.
OZ Racing Division was set up, run by Claudio Bernoni, the current Managing Director of OZ S.p.A., and production began on wheels for Formula 1 racing. The first single-seater to be equipped with the wheels was Patrese and Cheever's F1 Alfa Romeo Euroracing, with two-piece wheels in magnesium and aluminium.
The first single-seater running OZ wheels is the Euroracing Alfa Romeo F1 team with Patrese and Cheever, sporting two-piece magnesium and aluminum wheels.
Carlos Sainz won the Driver's World Rally in a Toyota Celica 4WD, equipped with OZ wheels.
The OZ Aprilia team is founded: an innovative racing team that participated during the ’90s in the 250GP with a ground-breaking Aprilia and rider Marcellino Lucchi.
OZ with Damon Hill’s Williams won its second championship in F1
A partnership with Aprilia is inaugurated with a project for forged aluminum motorbike wheels, which were developed and applied to the RSV 1000 R.
A new victory with the Peugeot Total Team (Constructors’ Championship) and with the Subaru World Rally Team (Drivers’ Championship) with Richard Burns. Victories also in the F3000 Championship, Indy 500 and Le Mans24 Hours.2001 also marked the return of OZ to the motorbike sector with new forged aluminum wheels for the After Market.
2005: After several years of break, OZ is back in the motorcycle industry with ambitious goals: to become the first brand of motorcycle wheels in the world.
Each year presents new challenges to the OZ team who reinforce their status as leading manufacturers with top podium places at Le Mans with the Audi R8; the F1 Drivers and Constructors Championships with Renault F1 and Alonso, and the Word Rally Car Drivers and Constructors Championships with Citroen.
After a brief hiatus, OZ returns to the world of motorcycles with an ambitious undertaking: to become the top motorbike brand in the world.
OZ celebrates "40 Anniversary of the Brand" and a great racing season.
OZ wins the World Superbike with Carlos Checa on the Althea Racing Team’s Ducati.
Scuderia Ferrari chooses OZ: the 2012 season marks the beginning of partnership with Ferrari. OZ develops and manufactures the wheels for Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa’s single-seaters.
In Formula 1, OZ wins the third consecutive world title with Red Bull Racing after the extraordinary victories of 2010 and 2011. Moreover, the top three drivers on the table (Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen) all race on OZ wheels.
OZ wins the Moto2 championship with Marc Marquez.
In the WRC, OZ celebrates its eighth Manufacturers’ Championship with the Citroen Total World Rally Team and its ninth Drivers’ Championship with Sebastien Loeb.
La partnership fra OZ e Wolkswagen Motorsport comincia con il botto: Sebastien Ogier e VW si aggiudicano il mondiale WRC al debutto.
The fourth breathtaking win in a row for Sebastian Vettel in a Red Bull single-seater equipped with OZ rims.
OZ wins the fourth world EWC in a row with the Suzuki SERT team.
OZ celebrates 30 years of history in the world of racing.
OZ renews its partnership with Team Ferrari for another 5 years. The two illustrious Italian brands will partner through 2019
OZ wins the fourth Moto2 Championship in a row with the Ajo Motorsport team.
OZ becomes part of the official Honda HRC MotoGP team, supplying the wheels for World Champion Marc Marquez.
Marquez and OZ 2016 MotoGP World Champion at Motegi
Marc Marquez took a remarkable victory at Motegi to become the 2016 MotoGP World Champion with three races to go. Marc got off to a brilliant start and immediately engaged in a fight for the lead. With his fifth win of 2016 and the 55th in his career (across all classes), Marc became the youngest rider in the history of the sport to earn five World Championships (125cc in 2010, Moto2 in 2012 and MotoGP in 2013, 2014 and 2016). Marc is also the only rider in any class to score points at every race so far this year. This victory also extended Honda’s lead in the Constructors World Championship to 28 points, and it is the sixth Honda victory in the last eight races.
Marc Marquez compete with OZ Racing Made in Italy wheels, which enable the highest performance and at the same time guarantee record in lightness, strength and structural rigidity.