Danieli

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Danieli and C. SpA
IndustryMetal, Manufacturing, Steel
Founded1914
HeadquartersButtrio, Italy
Key people
G. Benedetti(Chairman and CEO)
C. De Colle(Deputy Chairman)
A. Trivillin(CO-CEO)
C. Benedetti(Directors)
A. Brussi(Directors)
ProductsEngineering, Equipment, Plants
Revenue€2.508 billion (2016)
€0.88 billion (2016)
€1.777 billion (2016)
Number of employees
9,419 (2016)
Websitedanieli.com

Danieli (Italian pronunciation: [danˈjɛːli]) is an Italian supplier of equipment and physical plants to the metal industry. The company has factories in Italy, Germany, Russia, Austria, Thailand, China, India and Iran.

Its headquarters are in Buttrio, in the north-east of Italy.

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Danieli’s origins date to 1914 when two brothers Mario and Timo Danieli founded the Angelini Steelworks in Brescia, Italy, one of the first companies to use the electric arc furnace for steel making [1]. In 1929 part of the steelworks was transferred to Buttrio to manufacture tools for forging plants and auxiliary machines for rolling mills. In 1955, led by Luigi Danieli, the company started designing and manufacturing equipment for the steel industry. His idea was to manufacture more competitive equipment, simplify layouts and maximize the use of automation. One of the concepts developed, the "EAF/Conticaster-Rolling mill" production route, has characterized and contributed to the successful development of the minimill process, which is widely adopted today.[citation needed] Danieli has since acquired German (Josef Fröhling), Swedish (Morgårdshammar), British (Davy Distington), French (Rotelec), American (Wean Industries, United Engineering), and Dutch (Corus Technical Services) companies.

Beginning in 1969, through Danieli Automation, the company developed its own automation systems, including instrumentation and power control technologies. In 2005 the company started a transformation program and expanded into developing countries by establishing fully owned and directly managed design and production centers. In the early 90s Danieli acquired a local steelmaking company, ABS.

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