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Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
Industry Metal, Manufacturing, Steel
Founded 1914
Headquarters Buttrio, Italy
Key people
Gianpietro Benedetti (Chairman and CEO)
Products Engineering, Equipment, Plants
Website www.danieli.com

Danieli & C.Officine Meccaniche SpA is an Italian multinational company based in Buttrio (Udine) and ranks among the three largest suppliers of equipment and plants to the metal industry in the world. The company has seven factories in Italy, Germany, Russia, Austria, Thailand, China and India.

Company listed in the FTSE Italy Mid Cap Index of the Milan Stock Exchange.

Company Profile[edit]

Established in 1914, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. designs, manufactures and installs machines and plants for the metal industry covering the entire production cycle, from ore to a wide range of finished steel products, both on turnkey and single unit supply basis. Danieli & C. is one of the three top manufacturers of plants and machines for the steel-making industry in the world. It is world leader in minimills and in facilities for the production of long products, and second in flat products. Among the three main metal plant makers in the world, Danieli & C. can boast the largest and most modern workshops in Italy, China, Germany, Austria, Thailand, India and Russia, honoring its motto "We do not shop around for noble equipment". The Danieli Group has also a steelmaking company - Acciaierie Bertoli Safau SpA (ABS) - that produces special steels for the automotive, heavy machinery, mechanical, energy and petroleum industries. ABS is number one in Italy and third in Europe in its sector. The Danieli Group main operating companies are located in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, Russia, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, United States of America and Brazil.


Danieli’s origins date to 1914 when 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. 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. Since then, through the acquisition of German (Josef Fröhling), Swedish (Morgårdshammar), British (Davy Distington), French (Rotelec), American (Wean Industries, United Engineering), and Dutch (Corus Technical Services) companies, leaders in their specific fields of activity, and the continuous development of the acquired process technologies and equipment, Danieli has become a global player in plant making over the full range of products from ore, scrap and treating; to fl at, long, tubular, forged and extruded products processing; and fume, water and slag treating. Beginning in 1969, through Danieli Automation, the company has 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, guaranteeing the same excellent quality equipment and service produced at Danieli Headquarters in Italy. In the early 90s Danieli acquired a local steelmaking company, ABS, which today is a European leader in engineering steels.

Danieli Plantmaking[edit]

  • Danieli Plant Engineering (Turnkey Plants and Systems Engineering)
  • Danieli Automation (Process Control Systems)
  • Danieli Centro Metallics (Ore Processing and Direct Reduction Plants)
  • Danieli Corus (Integrated Steelmaking Plants)
  • Danieli Linz (Oxygen Converter Steelmaking Plants)
  • Danieli Centro Recycling (Scrap Processing Plants)
  • Danieli Centro Met (Electric Steelmaking Plants and Long Product Casters)
  • Danieli Davy Distington (Thick and Thin Slab Casters)
  • Danieli Wean United (Flat Product Rolling Mills and Strip Processing Lines)
  • Danieli Kohler (Air Wiping Equipment for Zinc Coating)
  • Danieli Fröhling (Specialty Mills and Strip Finishing Lines)
  • Danieli Morgårdshammar (Long Product Rolling Mills)
  • Danieli Centro Tube (Seamless Pipe Plants)
  • Danieli W+K (Longitudinal and Spiral Welded Pipe Plants)
  • Danieli Centro Maskin (Conditioning, Drawing and Finishing Plants)
  • Danieli Rotelec (EMS and Induction Heating Systems)
  • Danieli Breda (Extrusion and Forging Plants)
  • Danieli Centro Combustion (Heating Systems)
  • Danieli Olivotto Ferrè (Heat Treatment Furnaces)
  • Danieli Hydraulics (Industrial Hydraulic and Lubrication Equipment)
  • Danieli Centro Cranes (Heavy-duty Cranes)
  • Danieli Environment (Ecological and Recovery Systems)
  • Danieli Construction (Turnkey Construction, Erection and Systems Engineering)
  • Danieli Service (Technical Service and Original Spare Parts)
  • Danieli Fata Hunter (Aluminium Casting, Rolling, and Coil Coating Lines)
  • Danieli Fata EPC (Turnkey Plant Engineering, Procurement, Construction)

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