FRABO: EXPERIENCE, INNOVATION AND PASSION
Founded in 1969 by Bonetti brothers, FRA.BO S.p.A. is a leading manufacturer of ﬁttings made of copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, bronze and other materials for plumbing installations.
FRABO has a production plant in Italy which produces, with the most advanced equipment and technologies, press-ﬁttings, soldering ﬁttings compression and threade ﬁttings. 60 million pieces are manufactured and exported all over the world every year, composing a catalogue of 5000 articles. FRABO is a company deeply linked to the territory, and having chosen not only to go on manufacturing in Italy, but also to produce quality products and to compete with important international players on the global market.
FRABO continuosly invests in Research & Development, Quality and Communication in order to diversify products, improve customer service, and open new markets.
The activity takes place in two working units:
- Bordolano (CR): production departments, quality, raw materials warehouse, technical ofﬁces;
- Quinzano d’Oglio (BS): ﬁnished goods warehouse, sales and administrative ofﬁces.
FROM CONCEPT TO FINISHED PRODUCT WITH MAXIMUM PRECISION
Every product is carefully designed and prototyped with the aid of CAD/CAM 3D systems, as well as the equipment required for its implementation. The product quality is guaranteed by the constant attention dedicated to the production cycles and by the deﬁnition and respect of rigorous standards.
FRABO produces with the latest equipment such as automated systems with robotic management for all processing stages: metal cutting, forming, assembly and testing. Innovation means meet the expectations of our customers and anticipate the market demands.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
The route planning that leads to Total Quality Management is part of FRABO consolidation and development philosophy, the very essence towards customer’s satisfaction.
For FRABO quality includes many aspects: suppliers, materials, products, production process, logistic, after sales service. FRABO’s quality system is certiﬁed ISO 9001 and our vocation is to work for the continuous improvement of quality standards. Our production is subject to continuous tests and inspections, both internal and by certifying bodies.
Our products comply with the more demanding standards and worksheets in terms of safety and are certiﬁed in all target markets.
FRABO’s press technique provides clear advantages: speed, safety, convenience.
FRABO proposes solutions for different ﬁelds of applications: domestic water, heating and cooling, gas, solar, ﬁre, as well as other applications, from civil to industrial and naval installations.
FRABO offers a wide range and variety of ﬁttings and systems (pipe + ﬁ ttings) in different materials:
- Copper and Bronze
- Stainless steel
- Carbon steel
- Fittings for composite multilayer pipes
Examples of FRABO’s know-how and innovation in press ﬁttings are:
- FRABOPRESS SECURFRABO, the ﬁrst and only press fitting with O-ring suitable both for WATER and GAS
- SECURFRABO, the security system patented by FRABO for installations with water
- BIG-SIZE range, conceived in particular for large civil and industrial installations
- SOLARPRESS, designed for installations with solar panels
FRABO solder ﬁttings are manufactured from the highest quality materials and are adapted to all types of soft welding and strong brazing with all the main soldering/brazing alloys available on the market.
They are suitable for all types of installations for domestic water, heating and gas.
FRABO offers a wide and complete range with diameters from 6 mm to 133 mm and a large variety of solutions for installers.
A special attention has been given to some application ﬁelds:
- FRABO MED: for medical installations
- FRABO FRIO: ﬁttings in inches for VRV, VRF air-conditioning installations and similar
- FRABO G-SIZE: with increased wall thickness for installations subject to high operating pressure and severe mechanical stress.
COMPRESSION / THREADED FITTINGS
The compression brass ﬁttings with special O-Ring are suitable for installations with water and gas.
The compression ﬁttings with brass olive are highly effective for jointing copper pipe with ﬁtting, thanks to the mechanical fastening and metallic tightening.
For this reason, they are suitable for many applications in civil installations and can be used even under severe operating conditions or high temperature (i.e. solar applications).
The threaded ﬁttings are made of high quality brass and represent a simple but of absolute quality solution. In the chromed variant they acquire an aesthetic value which makes them particularly suitable for installations at sight.
The threaded ﬁttings in bronze with low lead content, thanks to the resistance to corrosion of the material, represent an excellent choice in terms of quality and hygiene.