Business expansion
Nord Ovest; Lombardia; Cremona
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.52 - Casting of steel

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Arvedi is one of the most important European steelmakers. It has around 1,600 employees and a consolidated turnover of over 940 million euro. Arvedi has four manufacturing plants situated in northern Italy and operating in three specific sectors: (1) Acciaieria Arvedi (Cremona), manufacturer and distributor of flat rolled carbon steel products; (2) Arvedi Tubi Acciaio (Cremona) and Ilta Inox (Robecco d’Oglio, CR), operators respectively in the carbon steel and stainless steel tube sectors; (3) Arinox (Riva Trigoso, GE), manufacturer of re-rolled stainless steel precision strip. A considerable share of their production (on average over 30%, with points of up to 70%) is destined for foreign markets.

In September 2006, the company announced the construction of a new technology-advanced plant which will be located near Cremona. The new technology - called "Endless strip production" (Esp) and developed in cooperation with Siemens Vai, the Industrial solutions and services division of the Siemens' industrial group – allows the production of high-quality and ultrathin steel coils through a process line which directly transforms the liquid steel. The new plant will be smaller than the traditional production site (170 meters of overall length instead of 2 kilometres of a traditional plant). Moreover, the Esp technology guarantees a significant reduction of energy consumptions and an increase of the steel coils' production.

The project of new Arvedi plant, which will be operative in 2008, envisages the creation of 400- 500 jobs.


  • 18 September 2006: Affari & Finanza


Eurofound (2006), Arvedi, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 64135, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64135.