Bingen am Rhein - Our Headquarters
The Franz Kirsten premise is named after the founder Franz Kirsten. Franz Kirsten, born in Bingen in 1906, was a trained locksmith who had completed various career positions throughout his life. In his heart, however, he was primarily an entrepreneur of the old school. When in 1930 the opportunity arose to acquire outdated machine tools, he seized this opportunity and switched from employee to self-employment. The entrepreneur then began his career in quite dilapidated rooms. Over the years, the company "Franz-Kirsten Elektrotechnische Spezialfabrik" developed from this commitment, which settled here at the location. The company grew to 1,600 employees within the next 50 years.
In Bingerbrück, 8079 square meters of storage, administration and production space were created, which are now used by various companies. Currently, the area has been extended to about 9500 square meters.
The history of this location has already shown that the success of a company depends largely on the entrepreneur's commitment. The companies Argon and Bösing have been proving that this fact is still valid for more than 15 years.
The implant company Argon, founded in 1999 by the entrepreneur Richard Donaca as a family business, quickly became one of the well-known manufacturers and suppliers in the implant industry. With just under 30 employees, the family-owned company is one of the smaller ones on the market - but that is exactly what makes its success. If it is up to the Donaca family, the employees are considered part of this family. This idea not only radiates within the company, but is also transmitted to the outside world. The success tells the entrepreneurial family to this day right. Customer acceptance is so high that the double-digit percentage increase achieved since the foundation has not been broken off today. Sales are worldwide.
In addition, ARGON Medical USA was founded in the United States this year.
Made in Germany, independence and flexibility are the essential ingredients of the Argon philosophy.