In 1911 the company is officially registered as “Officine meccaniche Innocente Riganti” joining the newly born Italian stock companies association (Assonime). Starting as artisanal forging shop In less than three decades Riganti becomes a leading manufacturing company with more than 150 employees
1929 - 1936
1929 global crisis has a severe impact on the whole manufacturing industry worldwide. Starting from 1936 Riganti overcomes the business slowdown and the consequent financial distress also thanks to a public loan granted by IMI (Istituto Mobiliare Italiano)
1940 - 1950
DURING AND AFTER WORLD WAR II
Since not focused on military supply, the company goes through a new period of uncertainty with relevant reduction of revenues and profitability.
Once the war is over, Riganti picks up its business also thanks to the infrastructural rebuilding plans promoted by the public institutions. In that context Riganti plays a main role in electrification projects supplying forged components used for High Voltage lines development
THE YEARS OF BOOM
During the sixties and seventies Riganti, being run by Pino until 1967, then by his nephews Tino and Franco of the 3rd generation, focuses on the core business i.e. Hot Drop Forging. Besides, the ownership reinforces the company organisation making the business grow in terms of facilities, personnel, customer portfolio and revenues
NEW MANAGEMENT IN THE 80's
In 1984 the company changes its name in “Riganti S.p.A.”
In the second half of the decade the managing structure is extended including key figures hired outside of the family context. Meanwhile the company faces a new crisis due to a general negative industry conjunture made worse by the too heavy overall cost structure
TURNAROUND UNDER THE 4TH GENERATION
At the beginning of the decade Emilio and Marco succeed to their parents in leading the company. Their commitment is immediately focused on a challenging turnaround plan that is accomplished by the end of the 90’s
Since 2000 the company establishes itself as a leading company in the forging industry at international level. In 2002 a new plant is added as raw material warehouse, cutting and finishing operation shops and shipping department. In 2006 a new forging facility is built to host the most powerful forging line i.e. 40.000 Kgm within the historical plant in Via Vittorio Veneto.
In 2021 Riganti celebrates its 130th foundation anniversary