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AGIR TECHNOLOGIES (MOUTON - RIVOM)
Rue de la Justice, P.O.Box 11
21220 Gevrey-Chambertin, France
21220 Gevrey-Chambertin, France
Phone: +33-3 80 51 81 31
Fax: +33-3 80 51 81 36
|Number of employees||50-99|
|Sales volume (in K)||1-9 Mio US $|
|Export content||max. 75%|
|Year of foundation||1913|
|Area of business|
Between 1865 and 1870, Pierre FERRET, the great-grandfather of the present Chairman, polished the first diamond die in Trevoux (France) ; he was at that time a polisher but the innovation and research spirit was already part of the philosophy he passed down to the future generations.
In 1890, when his son Pierre was born, he was in Moscow to sell dies in sapphire, ruby and of course diamond, those dies being manufactured in his own company founded a few years before. The philosophy of service to the customer was then born, even if it implied travels to the ends of the world.
In 1931, his son created the first die in tungsten carbide. Actually this " artificial stone" or " TUNGCARB " had been elaborated in Germany for some other industrial applications.
At that time, and in fact from the 1920s, the FERRET GOGLIO WORKSHOPS (AFG) exported all over the world, from Japan to the United States via India ; its international reputation was due to the high degree of innovation, quality and services.
From 1950 to 1980, the third generation, Robert and André FERRET, enlarged the company become RIVOM by developing and multiplying the tungsten carbide applications in many kinds of tools and this through a close relationship with all the customers.
From 1980 to 1990, RIVOM developed its export activity in eastern Europe (East Germany, Poland, Ungarn, Roumania, …) and reinforced its place of leader in Europe.
In 1990, MOUTON joined RIVOM and the AGIR Group was born.
The spirit of research and novation already present at MOUTON was developed and today, along with the sophisticated tools produced in an air-conditioned workshop, a complete range of special machines, computerized and adapted to customers'requirements, has been developed. Of course, innovation and export go together and nowadays, these machines, as well as the tungsten carbide tools, are present all over the world (China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, …).
In 1995, GMA, a company designing and manufacturing stainless steel conveyor belts, entered the AGIR Group.
In April 2001, the company RIVOM took over the activity of the company GMA
The GMA philosophy, "tailor-made products" adapted to customers'needs, quality and service, became perfectly integrated with the other societies of the Group.
And the wire drawing die is still manufactured in a very modern MOUTON workshop in Châlons-en-Champagne (1999), giving our customers a constant quality and service.
The success of the AGIR Group is due to its ability to associate different apparent contradictions : tradition and innovation, craft and industry, know-how and good manners towards customers, … which explain the vitality and sole character of a Group which now has over 130 years of experience in tooling.
In order to simplify the organisation between the companies RIVOM and MOUTON and optimise the commercial and technical performances, RIVOM and MOUTON were merged on April 1st , 2007 in the AGIR TECHNOLOGIES company, which runs 2 production sites in Gevrey Chambertin and in Saint Maurice de Beynost.
AGIR TECHNOLOGIES offers at present the most complex and complete range of tools on the worldwide market : from wire drawing dies to powder compacting tools without forgetting cold-forged helicoïdal parts.
The AGIR TECHNOLOGIES Group (RIVOM, MOUTON, GMA) employs 75 people and is set up on the 5 continents.