1922 : Pilade Riello founded OFR (Officine Fratelli Riello - Riello
brothers' workshops), starting his industrial enterprise with a historical
product: the burner.
1980: Riello developed the Group's presence on the international
markets thanks to the establishment of a new production site in North
America. The sponsorship of Formula One increase the brand
awareness and reputation.
2001: The Group invests in East Europe by establishing a new industrial
plant in Poland for the production of wall-hung boilers.
2004: Ettore Riello with the sisters buys out the whole Group so that the
Carlyle Group exits the shareholding group in October 2004.
Ettore, Lucia and Roberta Riello become the only owners of the Riello
2007-2011: The Group consolidates its position in the market thanks to
its Merge & Acquisition activities: it reached an agreement with the
Baxi Group for the acquisition of a plant in France and of Fontecal
SpA (heat exchangers and high efficiency wall-hung boilers). Riello
also started up a plant in China.
Transforming nature’s natural energy into power which fuels life, in
every condition and expression: this is the main aim of the Group.
A three-fold commitment: supporting mankind and their
needs,assisting nature to continue its origin as a source of wellbeing, confirming the identity of a Company which operates to give
value to the future.
_ Respecting and protecting people
_ Customer care
_ Excellence and innovation
_ Protecting the environment
_ Belonging to and identifying with the Group
_ Trust and integrity
All these values are equally important so that the Company
continues to be considered a leader, not only for what it does as a
business enterprise but above all for what it can convey.
VALUES OF INDUSTRY
The world-wide leader in the production of burners and one of the major
European players offering products and services in the heating and
air-conditioning market. Riello Group takes pride in its 9 production
sites, provides employment for 2,200 people, owns 4 permanent
organizations abroad, has a commercial network comprising 13
International Companies and has customers in over 60 countries.
Riello Group is firmly focused on product innovation, through its own
Centers of Excellence as well as Combustion, Boiler and
Cogeneration Research Centers.
While continually paying attention to energy saving and the impact
on the environment, Riello Group has for some time now focused its
attention on cogeneration and the use of renewable energies, in
particular solar panels. In fact, today the company offers state-of-theart technologies for the most sophisticated heating and airconditioning systems, where it is working to set new standards in
terms of efficiency, reduction of energy consumption and protection
of the environment.
Riello Group offers reliable, solid, long-lasting technology but also
customized service where competence, trust and ability are factors of
SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Riello Group offers systems and technology for the heating and air-conditioning
of all environments. The company Mission is to optimize comfort where
people live and work, by proposing projects and solutions able to create the
perfect harmony of climate, thanks to the integrated systems and services
which are always more focused on the impact on the environment. The Group
offers a wide range of products: from large powerful burners for the
production of heat in commercial and industrial applications to the smaller
burners for residential applications; from wall-hung and floor-standing boilers
to water heaters, air-conditioners, system accessories, to solar
heating, photo-voltaic, geo-thermal and cogeneration.
The sudden change of the competitive scenario, driven by the rapid evolution
of environmental regulations, led the Group to launch a series of new
products on the market. For this reason, Riello invests heavily in Research
and Development. Today, approximately 157 people work in the research
laboratories and their target is to create new products which are able to raise
the standards of energy efficiency at the same time reducing polluting
Over the 80 years of activity, Riello Group has acquired know-how and
experience and continues to operate with the enthusiasm of being a leader
and creator of innovation, offering both technological excellence of products
as well as top quality service.
Heating technology is going through a phase of great changes. Greater
attention is being placed on energy saving and protecting the environment.
The Company top management has fully recognized the importance of these
new challenges and opportunities deriving from a management system able
to guarantee sustainable development.
Riello’s strategy for energy saving is materialized in the more efficient use of
fossil fuels, as well as the wider use of renewable energies which allow the
emission of monoxide and nitrogen in the atmosphere to be reduced.
Choices have been made considering the Group’s intention to enter markets
with a high content of technological innovation and environmental
sustainability, thus considerably increasing the levels of
Within the field of new technology the Company has identified new directions
for development for which it has planned to invest strongly in resources. In
particular, the Group innovation activities are aimed at the following
_ solar cooling
_ heat pumps
The sign that Riello Group is working in the right direction for the environment can be
seen from the numerous certificates for the environment and the prestigious
institutional awards. In the competition “More energy efficiency and sustainable
mobility” published by the Department of Economic Development and better known as
“Industry 2015”, Riello came first out of thirty projects with the project PIACE
“Piattaforma intelligente, Integrata e Adattativa di microCogenerazione ad elevate
Efficienza per usi residenziali” (translated: integrated and adaptive intelligent platform
of high efficiency micro-cogeneration for residential use).
The project, the result of a close collaboration with the Consiglio Nazionale delle
Ricerche (National Research Council) and the world of Italian Universities, was to
develop the prototype of a high efficiency internal combustion gas micro-cogenerator
for residential applications, based on a electric power of 1.5 kW, as well as
generating, in parallel, energy from renewable sources. It is a pilot plant, outstandingly
efficient from the point of view of energy, able to self-produce heat and electricity
simultaneously, avoiding the dispersion of transport from the power stations and
freeing itself of the dependence on energy produced centrally. Thanks to this
technology, depending on the applications, a saving of primary energy can be
estimated at between 10% and 30% (and therefore lower CO2 emissions) compared to
a solution with high efficiency condensing boilers.
This Partnership, thanks to the specific competences and ability, will have considerable
scientific and industrial returns on both a regional and national level.