Currently the Group owns 38 production sites: 20 are located in Italy where most of the steel (over 64%) is currently manufactured and about 69% of the turnover is achieved; the remaining are located in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Tunisia and Canada. In addition, Riva Group operates 26 Service Centres and Trading Companies.
The Companies of the Group cover all stages of the steel manufacturing process, from the production of liquid steel (by both integrated-cycle and electric-furnace technologies) through hot and cold rolling, to the manufacture of high value added coated products with special finishes.
In 2008, the Group produced 16.9 millions tons of raw steel, 8.7 of black coils, 3.9 of wire rod, 2.4 of concrete reinforcing steel, 1.0 of rolled bars and billets, 1.1 of quarto plates.
Core steel production is complemented by side and synergistic activities such as maritime logistics (by means of its 100% owned fleet operating 12 units among which 4 innovative ocean barges, 30,000 DWT capacity each and displaced by two powerful "tug pushers" deserve to be highlighted), the recovery of scrap (one plant in Canada and one crushing plant in France), the production of refractory materials (six Riva factories in Italy) and the production of rolling cylinders (with one dedicated factory in Italy).
The total workforce adds up to 24,151 permanent employees with an increasing number of skilled profiles with either academic or technical school backgrounds as it is demanded by the ever evolving best practices in industry and advancements in technology.