Riva Group is Italy's largest steel producer and the fifth biggest player in the European steel industry. Founded in 1954 by Emilio Riva, a pioneer in postwar Italian steel, the Group has specialised in the manufacturing of “long” products using electric arc steelworks, and in 60 years of business it has achieved an international leadership, expanding in the main European countries, thanks to high production standards and to a focused and steady strategy of growth and investments. Chaired by Claudio Riva since June 2014, the Group is privately owned and employs over 5.300 people, with an increasingly qualified presence of high school and university graduates. It has industrial plants located in the following countries: Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Canada.
The Riva Group maintains an important market share in “long” products - over 10% at European level (EU-28) - which confirms its leadership position in this important market segment. The Group implements yearly a significant investment program aimed at improving the qualitative aspects of products and processes, the safety conditions in the plants and the environmental compatibility of production. The Group supplies various product sectors, some of which - such as mechanics, automotive and earthmoving - require particularly high quality standards. The production includes, among other items, drawn, peeled and ground products deriving from the further cold processing of the laminates.