History of the town starts in 1753, when Malapanew steelworks was opened, the first one in Silesia. In mid-19th century, Ozimek was located on the major rail route Lubliniec - Opole and the town quickly developed. However, it was not officially incorporated as a town until 1962. Among objects of interest, there is an iron bridge, opened in 1827. After World War II, Ozimek became part of Poland, the local populace was expelled.