who we are
Argotec is an Italian aerospace engineering company based in Turin, providing a wide range of professional and engineering services. In its advanced laboratories, Argotec has designed and developed many products as well as engineering solutions, usable on the International Space Station (ISS), which also have immediate applications on Earth.
The company name “Argotec” was inspired by the Argonauts legend. In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and 50 heroes, called the Argonauts, sailed to Colchis (modern day Georgia) to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The spirit of adventure of the Argonauts is the motivation and the guideline for our activities.
Passion, dedication, innovation, flexibility, speed, positive return on Earth, are the values that have always oriented its activities. Argotec believes in youth in fact the average age of the staff is 29 years. Why did we make this choice? Because young people are very important to us, we want to make them feel responsible, allow them to grow with their ideas and explore their innovative spirit. Those who join the Argotec team have the opportunity to experiment and make a real contribution to business activities.
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ArgoMoon, the nanosatellite designed by Argotec, has been selected by RDS Tecnologia as one of the key players of 2016 in the technology field.
On November the 23rd and the 24th Anna Frosi, ARTE System Engineer, explained ARTE project to Paolo Nespoli during the presentation of the VITA Expedition at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana in Rome.
On November the 16th David Avino, our Managing Director, took part in “Technology and Food Innovation: a Shared Transatlantic Challenge“, a conference organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington.
On October the 22nd David Avino, our Managing Director, has been invited at “Panorama d’Italia” in Milano to speak about space, innovation and astronauts training. L’astronauta che andrà su Marte è già nato
On July the 22nd David Avino, our Managing Director, took part to closing ceremony of the Agrogeneration, an event organized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forestry Policies, in Catania. Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali (22.07.2016)
On July the 8th Cinecittà World has inaugurated a new scientific attraction called “SpaceExpress”. SpaceExpress has been realized in partnership with ESA, ASI, Argotec, AVIO and Thales Alenia Space. Agenzia DIRE (08.07.2016)
On May the 30th Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, has visited our offices in Turin. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (30.05.2016)