The economic boom of the '50s brought Italy and Italians to levels of employment and access to the market for consumer goods never before achieved. Opportunities for economic and industrial growth are not only offered to large groups, even daring and willing young people can use them.
This is how Adriano Fratoni founded in 1957, the same year in which FIAT launched the 500, the Frabo Industria Chimica Adesivi that with a staff of five employees and a structure not exactly adequate bets on the Brianza market. Initially a collaborator of the numerous furniture factories in the area, she immediately approached the footwear market, beginning its expansion throughout the peninsula.
In 1963, in tune with the improvement of living standards of the Italian population, Frabo consolidated its growth with the establishment of a new production structure. The Carugate (MI) plant, the result of a new conception of the industry, reveals its height and guarantees the opportunity to remain at the forefront of the adhesive market. A large internal space reserved for the Research and Development [...]
Within a few years Frabo is now a consolidated reality in Italy and, Frabo in '67, starts to conquer the international market. In a short time, activities abroad absorb more than 30% of production.
The big wave of the economic boom is now falling and companies, if they want to continue to be competitive, have to bet on new technologies. FIAT puts an end to the production of the 500 and in France the first supersonic aircraft, the Concorde, rises in flight. Frabo does not remain displaced by the demand for innovation, in 1975 it invests in a new [...]
In 1990, thanks to intense internal research, Frabo launches the new AQUAGUM product range, two-component adhesives in water dispersion with total absence of solvents and non-flammable. AQUAGUM adhesives soon became the point of reference for the entire market and Frabo also deals with providing a wide range of production systems for the application of new products. Confirming the need for innovation, the production of 45 [...]
The need for limited environmental impact and European safety certifications leads Frabo to make a further leap in quality in the year of the birth of the euro. In 1999, Frabo is certified according to the UNI EN ISO 9002 standards and becomes a joint-stock company, Frabo Adesivi SpA. The new structure allows it to become a leading company also in the footwear / leather [...]
In 2006 Italy is on the top of the world, the national football team wins the World Cup in Germany after twenty-two years of fasting and Frabo celebrates this success reaching a new and prestigious goal. First, on the national market, the commercialization of an innovative mono-component water-based adhesive that guarantees the same performance of the old solvent-based adhesives, safeguarding the health of users and [...]
It is the beginning of a long negative phase for the world economy. Italy is burdened by the failed reforms and can not keep up with other European countries. In such a difficult framework FraboAdesivi, together with many companies of Made in Italy excellence, is able to contain the difficulties thanks to the quality of its products, constant research and profuse innovation in the production [...]
It is the year of the Milan Expo. The event marks the beginning of the economic recovery of the Milan area and Lombardy. Italian products are on the front page all over the world for the six months of the Event; fashion, design and all the Italian creative, design and production excellences find new vigor and vitality and are under the spotlight of the entire [...]