Argo

Our Company

ARGO di T.M. Fumagalli S.r.l. produces high-quality Technical Rubber Articles, O-Ring and Die-cut gaskets since 1949. The whole process is carried out using the most modern production and control technologies to meet the numerous applications of our customers.

Our historical presence on the market is one of our greatest strengths: thanks to the experience gained in more than 70 years of activity, we can offer all our customers personalized assistance in order to find the best product for each application.

Historical presence implies having deep roots, experience and reliability; continuous improvement is the philosophy that drives us to always look to the future. For this reason, our Research and Development team, with its specific skills, works every day together with the Technical Department to broaden our range of products and offer our customers new materials that can solve the increasingly needs of the market.

Our research is aimed not only at the development of new materials, but also at the continuous improvement of processes and productivity. We work on automation, digitalization and new technologies. The demands of the market and the applications of our customers are increasingly challenging, and our daily commitment is to fully satisfy their needs.

Being a growing company allows us to meet the needs of our customers, employees and the area where we work. One of the most important prerequisites to keep our standards high is the strengthening of our market positions and the segmentation of markets and customers.

Another main feature of our company is that all phases of the production process are carried out internally, starting from the creation of compounds produced according to our formulation by the Mixing Department. This allows us to have complete control of the process and to be flexible and independent in terms of delivery times.

ARGO is the Italian acronym for Tecnhical Rubber components (Articoli in Gomma), but behind our name there is also our essence:

Attention to our customers, materials and products         
Research and Development of new materials and compounds developed and produced by our Mixing Dept.   
Great range of products and applications
Our whole production process is carried out internally.

timeline

Our History

ARGO di T.M. Fumagalli S.r.l. is a family company founded in 1949 by Eng. Emilio Paor and his wife, Mrs. Terza Maria Fumagalli, from which it takes its name.

1949

Argo foundation

  • Argo was founded in 1949 by Emilio Paor and Terza Maria Fumagalli with the starting aim of supplying aeronautical industry. Later, the company expanded its range of services, specializing in the production of high-quality rubber technical articles and die-cut gaskets. This started a new mission for the company: meet the increasing demand of rubber industry
1972

Second generation

  • Since 1972, Bruno Scifo and Marinella Paor has ably taken over the company and strengthened Argo position in both Italian and foreign market. In the 70s, Bruno Scifo also applied its technical know-how about industry to develop an innovative system for production automatic control which is used to optimize corporate technical operations still now
1988

Third generation

  • From 1988 to 1995, the third generation represented by Luca and Francesca Scifo became part of the company and renewed the previously established high-quality standards. Facing the upcoming technological transition of the 90s, the company innovated itself investing in new ICT application systems and improving the efficiency of corporate processes
1999

Vision 2000 (DNV)

  • In 1999, Argo received the first of many certifications: Vision 2000 (DNV) which guarantees that processing processes comply with corporate operations
2009

ISO EN 9001:2008 (TÜV)

  • In 2009, the company got ISO EN 9001:2008 (TÜV) certification, an international recognition attesting a high-quality operative management system
2017 -2019

ISO EN 9001:2015 (TÜV)

  • In 2017 and 2019, the delivery of ISO EN 9001:2015 (TÜV) certification, approved at European level, confirmed the high quality of the factory
2020

EN 9001:2018 (TÜV)

  • In 2020, EN 9001:2018 (TÜV) certification was updated.: it’s based on test, analysis and measurement of corporate activities
2022

H2IT membership

  • In 2022, Argo joined the Italian Hydrogen Association, an organization which works in Italy with the commitment to sustain and promote those activities related to hydrogen production and use
2023

Fourth generation

  • In 2023, also the fourth generation continued the family tradition of rubber industry experts. Driven by passion, Matteo Bruno Scifo took its first steps in the company aiming to give continuity and add a new piece to project our history into the future
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1949

Argo foundation

  • Argo was founded in 1949 by Emilio Paor and Terza Maria Fumagalli with the starting aim of supplying aeronautical industry. Later, the company expanded its range of services, specializing in the production of high-quality rubber technical articles and die-cut gaskets. This started a new mission for the company: meet the increasing demand of rubber industry
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1972

Second generation

  • Since 1972, Bruno Scifo and Marinella Paor has ably taken over the company and strengthened Argo position in both Italian and foreign market. In the 70s, Bruno Scifo also applied its technical know-how about industry to develop an innovative system for production automatic control which is used to optimize corporate technical operations still now

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1988

Third generation

  • From 1988 to 1995, the third generation represented by Luca and Francesca Scifo became part of the company and renewed the previously established high-quality standards. Facing the upcoming technological transition of the 90s, the company innovated itself investing in new ICT application systems and improving the efficiency of corporate processes
\
1999

Vision 2000 (DNV)

  • In 1999, Argo received the first of many certifications: Vision 2000 (DNV) which guarantees that processing processes comply with corporate operations
\
2009

ISO EN 9001:2008 (TÜV)

  • In 2009, the company got ISO EN 9001:2008 (TÜV) certification, an international recognition attesting a high-quality operative management system
\
2017 -2019

ISO EN 9001:2015 (TÜV)

  • In 2017 and 2019, the delivery of ISO EN 9001:2015 (TÜV) certification, approved at European level, confirmed the high quality of the factory
\
2020

EN 9001:2018 (TÜV)

  • In 2020, EN 9001:2018 (TÜV) certification was updated.: it’s based on test, analysis and measurement of corporate activities
\
2022

H2IT membership

  • In 2022, Argo joined the Italian Hydrogen Association, an organization which works in Italy with the commitment to sustain and promote those activities related to hydrogen production and use
\
2023

Fourth generation

  • In 2023, also the fourth generation continued the family tradition of rubber industry experts. Driven by passion, Matteo Bruno Scifo took its first steps in the company aiming to give continuity and add a new piece to project our history into the future

Argo is green

In ARGO sustainability is a strategic goal that we try to pursue every day; we firmly believe in the importance of a sustainable growth while respecting the environment, from product development to customer service, from employee management to social commitment.

We are developing some important new projects aimed at saving energy and making our company less and less impactful for the area where we work. Nowadays it is important to adopt a 360° approach on production structures, energy saving and the use of renewable sources.
To face the serious problem of the rising costs of energy, the first of the actions undertaken was the reorganization of production: we set up a third shift but working one day less a week. In this way, our production has increased the actual working hours but decreasing the non-productive plant start-up times from 5 days to 1 day with significant immediate energy savings.
Energy saving is also obtained through a better maintenance of the systems: we have installed devices on each press that detect electricity consumption to precisely identify any inefficiencies and be able to intervene promptly.
Between 2021 and 2022 we installed 2 new latest generation induction boilers: one for the Production Plant and one for the Offices combined with a solar thermal system.
Our plans for 2023 are the installation of an important latest generation photovoltaic system to obtain 25% of our daily energy needs from renewable sources, and the creation of a non-potable water well for cooling the machinery that will allow us to reduce the consumption of water from the municipal water supply.
productive process

Philosophy

ARGO di T.M. Fumagalli S.r.l. stands out in the market as it carries out all stages of the production process internally. This allows us maximum flexibility and total control over the quality of our products at all stages.

Raw materials selection

Our raw materials are selected from the best that can be found on the market with a particular attention to the innovations offered by our Raw Material Suppliers.
Together with them we study innovative solutions that allow us to have a continuous improvement of our production processes and the products we offer to our customers.

Compound Preparation and Packaging

The elastomers are prepared in our Mixing Department following the recipes studied and perfected in our Research and Development Department
All the compounds produced in ARGO are used by our production. ARGO does not sell compounds but only finished products.

Molding

Molding takes place using the latest generation of Injection presses (with specialization in Vertical Injection), Transfer and Compression molding.

Control

At the end of production, the final quality control takes place both manually and 100% automatically, followed by bagging and finally storage.