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Apego, a long history that translates into experience

Nearly 60 years of experience means in-depth knowledge of the industry, its dynamics and the challenges the Italian company overcomes by focusing on innovation.

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February 2024

Apego, a long history that translates into experience

Almost 60 years of history in the world of footwear moulds, this is the remarkable wealth of experience that Apego makes available to the market.

Founded in 1966 by Angelo Montagna (still active in the company despite having recently turned 90) and two other partners, Apego became, at the beginning of the last decade of the last century, wholly owned by the Montagna family.

A reference point in the high-tech sector of footwear moulds, it has counted the most important national and international companies among its customers for many years. Apego found a home in Cilavegna (in the province of Pavia), successfully inserted itself in the Vigevano area and immediately specialized in the footwear sector, making steel and aluminum moulds for compression rubber.

The 1970s defined the character of the company, which focused on specialization, through the use of precision machinery, and the development of the foreign market. At that time Apego began to make its way in the industry by working with materials such as PVC and TR, which allowed more complex shapes to be moulded with the help of innovative techniques and thanks to electroforming machinery that enabled finishes that were unthinkable at the time.

Today, in addition to the Montagna family, about forty people are employed in the company. Highly skilled employees and advanced technologies represent the perfect partnership to interact with customers during all stages of mould making, from design development to manufacturing, and to provide a complete service: consulting, CAD/CAM design, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, and mould testing.

Apego, today, exports about 85 percent of its production to more than 30 countries. Mainly Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia and the Pacific. It has a loyal customer base thanks to a corporate philosophy that preaches scrupulous attention to every single detail.

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