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Our history

A family company, combining technology and tradition

60 years of growth and investments have allowed us to become an international leader in advanced industrial fasteners, while still upholding the characteristics of a family business: human relations, a personal approach; it is easy to reach us directly.


Bontempi VIBO was founded in 1961. Bruno Bontempi had only worked as a representative and salesman for a few years in the fastener and abrasive wheel industry, when he hot forged the first VIBO brand screw in a small workshop in Berzo Inferiore (Brescia), giving birth to the company.


During the 1960s, the company developed its expertise in hot forging screws, nuts and tie-bards, distributing its production through local and foreign distributors - especially in Switzerland and Germany - while local distribution included commercial products.


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During the 1970s, the company set itself apart from the others by specializing in cold forging and in 1974 the Brescia warehouse moved its offices to Via Cacciamali. The market consisted of distributors from all over the world and mass users. To serve the latter, commercial branches were opened in France, England and Holland.


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The 1980s saw the opening of VIBO Sud at the Calabritto plant, which in 1988 began producing fastener items complementary to those produced in Berzo. In the meantime, the hot forging department was completely decommissioned due to the new capability of cold forging M27 x 220 bolts.


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At the beginning of the 1990s, after spending some time in the sales department, Max Bontempi took the helm of the company, dedicating himself, among other things, to planning an organisational structure for the company and obtaining its first quality system certification.


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The company remains in the hands of the Bontempi family: since 2003, Raoul Bontempi has been at its helm.


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2009 saw the inauguration of the Rodengo Saiano logistics and commercial centre, with its modern automated warehouse, the third production facility with high-tech reclamation plant, and two new presses for large dimension screws, up to M36 x 300.


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In 2013, the Berzo Inferiore facilities were transferred to the Rodengo Saiano location. A new era began at VIBO, taking the production process to the pinnacle of quality and efficiency. All of the production phases, from raw materials processing through to product distribution are performed at a single large location.


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At the end of 2015, after a meeting with Marco Polato, VIBO played a role in founding FRAM. The new company focuses on hot forging special parts and screws up to M64 x 1000 and on producing certified structural bolts with controlled torque.


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In 2019 the group manufactured 25,000 tons of fasteners almost one billion parts. It has around 150 employees and a turnover over EUR 50 million.


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In March 2021 Bontempi Vibo acquires Mi. Me. Af., A historic company from Lecco specialized in the production of special design bolts operating in various sectors, in particular the automotive sector. 2021 is also the year of the 60th anniversary of the group, which has set itself the goal of reaching 80 million in revenues by 2025.

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