Creating increasingly innovative and efficient solutions to breathe life into even the most complex projects. Inspired by this mission, Giuseppe Sardo founded Sargomma in Turin at the end of the 1980s, a company specialising in the production of components made from rubber and plastic for a range of applications in different areas, from the automotive and the marine sectors to industry. Back then, the automotive sector was growing rapidly, and the company's founder, motivated by a passion for agricultural and earth-moving machinery, began to create solutions designed to improve the comfort of operators, as well as to overcome the common issues they faced. That moment marked the first step in the road to success for the company, and thanks to the experience of its founder and the quality of the components, it became a key point of reference for manufacturers both in Italy and abroad. "Sargomma was founded 40 years ago, on the basis of an idea of Giuseppe Sardo, my father. In 1981, driven by his passion for the agricultural machinery sector, he began to study products that could improve the comfort of these machines, and thus founded Sargomma. Over the course of the next 20 years, we became the point of reference for manufacturers in Italy and internationally", affirms Brigitte Sardo, General Manager of Sargomma. With the arrival of Brigitte at the helm of the company - a moment that represented a turning point and a major event in a male-dominated sector - Sargomma has made a number of key choices that will enable to company to expand into new markets. "Female entrepreneurship has always been marginal in our sector. However, in recent years, I've had the pleasure of seeing many women distinguish themselves in this area and assert themselves both as professionals and leaders, with the support and backing of others", continues Brigitte. The Sargomma team, half of whom are women, was awarded the "Mela d'Oro - Women Value Company Intesa Sanpaolo" at the fifth edition of the award in 2021, in recognition of the important role that Sargomma has played in nurturing female talent, through its innovative and inclusive gender diversity policies.