We produce fluid power solutions

A family business with tradition – 65 years of ARGO-HYTOS

  • Jochen Kienzle
    Founder
  • Advertising Poster for Filters
    1953
  • Production in Menzingen
    1961
  • Expansion of the company
    1970
  • Stand at the Hanover Fair
    1987

The ARGO-HYTOS Group has its origins in the earlier company Argo GmbH for precision mechanics and has been owned by the Kienzle family for several generations.

Argo GmbH was established on 7 July 1947 in Stuttgart and had developed from the former Stuttgart distribution company for the Kienzle taxameter. An independent production range of magnetic and strainer filters was soon developed and Argo obtained a patent for magnetic filters back in 1952. The product range was continuously expanded and international expansion propelled forward.

In 1993 ARGO acquired a stake in the Czech hydraulics manufacturer HYTOS, which already had some 50 years of experience in the manufacturing of components for industrial process and control technology. The companies have traded under the name ARGO-HYTOS since 2003.

Today, the ARGO-HYTOS Group employs more than 1300 people in its production companies in Germany, the Czech Republic, India and China as well as many proprietary international sales and assembly companies. The company has established itself as a leading supplier, especially in the field of mobile hydraulics.