Founded in 1950 on the initiative of Cav. Artemio Velatta, endowed with a great entrepreneurial ability and a wide technical knowledge of this sector, RIV S.p.A. has become leader in the production of brass ball valves, cocks, brackets, fittings, gate valves and valves in general. Today RIV S.p.A. stands for a brand of confidence and safety all over the world, that can fulfil the needs of the most demanding customers in different sectors: water, heating and sanitary, industrial, gas, waterworks, agricultural, irrigation, vacuum tanker, biogas etc. In the premises of RIV S.p.A. under the control of an ISO 9001:2000 certified quality system, obtained since the beginning of the nineties, the production develops with a complete cycle. After choosing carefully the raw materials, the hot pressing or the casting of raw parts, the machining, the chromium plating and the assembling follow, all this is made on fully automated machines which can produce more than 50.000 valves a day.
The testing, furthermore, is carried out on 100% of the production, on automatic lines with volumetric tightness tests.
The planning is particularly important in the production run: during the preliminary study of a new product, we check carefully all aspects that are necessary for making it not only technically valid, but also price competitive. After a precise market analysis carried out by our marketing department, we make a feasibility study, then the project is drawn up and finally we make the prototypes and the samples, which undergo in our labs structural and tightness tests, that are quite above the application field of the final product.
Thanks to the large warehouse and to the MRP operational system, we guarantee very short delivery times.
Prestigious appreciations and international approvals heve contributed to improve the distribution of the RIV S.p.A. product, which is sold in more than 70 countries, through a vast network of representatives and/or distributors.
The same spirit and business-philosophy by which the founder, Cav. Artemio Velatta, was inspired, are present today in all managing directors, managers and company's staff:
'To reach important targets, as well as a highly-qualified staff, it is necessary a complete involvement of people of all ranks, a right working environment and a steady professional development; the total quality is not a sale slogan, but something concrete that we, people of RIV, can see with our own eyes everyday'.
Availing ourselves of the success obtained in 50 years of serious and motivate diligence, we present ourselves to the next millennium
deeply optimist and aware of the fact that our company is in a position of accepting the more and more difficult challenges that the global market requires.