Riello is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technologies for heating and cooling in the residential, commercial, industrial and process sectors. The company’s strength is the result of its technological innovation capacities and the experience it has acquired over the years, underpinned by the expertise of its technicians, professionals and collaborators. Riello is today a world-wide leader in the Burners Business and Major European player in the Heating Business. Riello is today a world-wide leader in the Burners Business and Major European player in the Heating Business.
Riello has manufacturing facilities in Italy, Poland, Canada and China, supported by its Centre of Excellence in Legnago, Italy. The advanced facility for burner production covers an area of around 22,000 sq. m with 12 assembly lines for residential burners and three assembly lines for higher capacity burners up to 32MW.
Riello was formed in Italy in 1920 and, in 1923, was the first company to adapt domestic light oil burners for use in bakers’ ovens and other specialist applications. In 1925, due to the gasoil crisis and following considerable R&D, the company adapted burners to the new heavy fuel oil.
During the 1930s and 40s the company continued to innovate, anticipating and responding to changes in the market to meet users’ requirements and in 1950 invested heavily in more extensive production facilities. In 1958 a special department was set up for the automation of burner components.
Further expansion and product development kept the company at the leading edge of its sector through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, with expansion across Europe, entry into the USA market and the opening of a production facility in Canada. Between 1985 and 1990 subsidiaries were established in England, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland.
In 1998 the Riello Burners brand was created to focus on this area of the company’s activities, which by then had diversified into several product lines. By 2005 Riello Burners was selling around 500,000 burners per annum across domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.
Throughout this time the company’s products were underpinned by extensive R&D at Riello’s Combustion Research Centre, which has continued to increase in scope and size.
Now, the company has achieved primacy in Europe with its pre-mix monobloc burners, combining high efficiency with very low NOx emissions.