Omni Consumer Products
Omni Consumer Products (OCP) is a fictional megacorporation in the RoboCop franchise. Their products range from consumer products to military weaponry and private space travel. In the past, OCP gambled in markets traditionally regarded as nonprofit such as hospitals, prisons and space exploration. They also serve as part of the military-industrial complex; according to OCP executive Richard “Dick” Jones, “We practically are the military.”
In near-future Detroit, the besieged police force cannot halt the onslaught of violent gangs and criminals, so the city contracts with the giant, mechanistic corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) to develop a law-enforcement robot. OCP plans to demolish the dystopian Detroit and establish a new city in its place—a utopia in which mechanical law enforcers guarantee the citizens’ safety.
Preliminary tests are not encouraging. A malfunction causes one of the guardian robots to kill an OCP executive. The corporation leaders decide, therefore, on a different project—a robotic police officer with a human brain.
The corporation is soon given a chance to put the plan into action when a police officer, Alex Murphy, newly transferred to North Detroit, is severely wounded during his first patrol. Despite the doctors’ efforts to save him, he is pronounced dead, and, under the terms of an agreement between OCP and the police, his body is used to build RoboCop.
In RoboCop 3, OCP is bought by a Japanese Zaibatsu, the Kanemitsu corporation. The Kanemitsu Corporation, headed by CEO Kanemitsu, enters the picture as a white knight investor offering a lifeline to OCP. They aim to support OCP financially in exchange for the technology behind RoboCop. As a Kanemitsu subsidiary, OCP remains in charge of the destruction of old Detroit and the construction of Delta City. By the end of the movie, OCP’s brutal policies concerning Delta City are brought to light, many of OCP’s majority shareholders sell their stock, and OCP itself is forced into bankruptcy.
OmniCorp is the central corporation in the 2014 reboot of the “RoboCop” franchise. In this version, OmniCorp is a multinational conglomerate that specializes in robotics and technology. They create advanced robotic law enforcement solutions, including the cyborg law enforcement officer known as RoboCop. While the core concept is similar to the original OCP from the earlier films, the 2014 remake offers its own take on the storyline and themes.