160 YEARS

IN THE LANDS OF RICE

An ancient history,

speaking of great modernity.

Since 1860 Riso Scotti has been representing a set of long-standing values that are here to stay: quality, tradition, innovation, passion, always been centred around consumers’ needs.

At Riso Scotti rice is our way
of being, an art that has
been handed down for six generations.

In over a century and a half, this family company has grown and evolved from an artisan mill into an industrial rice-processing company, from a local company to a European rice group. Over time the pride and commitment to producing the best rice has not changed.

The company has been able to combine the respect for the origins with the innovative push required by the market. Always receptive to the evolution of taste and dietary habits,

Riso Scotti is thus committed to come up with products that enhance the health benefits of rice, without giving up on taste.
This ultra-secular history takes place in the Pavia area, happily wedged between the Po and the Ticino rivers. A land of rice fields. A “land of water”.

1860

Riso Scotti is born

A small rice farming company dedicated to the harvesting and processing of rice is set up near Pavia: it is the beginning of Riso Scotti.

1890

F.lli Scotti

Foundation of F.lli Scotti and transfer of the company in Villanterio.

1953

Ferdinando Scotti

Mr. Ferdinando Scotti transfers Riso Scotti in Pavia, Località Torretta.

1956

Riso Scotti S.p.a

The production moves to the city of Pavia: Riso Scotti S.p.A. is born.

1957

The boxes

The paper bags are replaced by It is the year of the first crucial innovation: the switch from paper bags to carton cases. From craft business to industry.
becomes an industry.

1986

Dario Scotti

Mr Angelo Dario Scotti, Ferdinando’s son, becomes Managing Director.

1992

Vacuum-packaging

Riso Scotti is the first rice company to foster the switch from traditional packaging to under vacuum packs: it is an absolute breakthrough that forces competitors to follow suit.

1996

Parboiled rice

The parboiled rice is launched.

2000

Rice by-products

Rice starts evolving as an ingredient for new product categories: pasta, milk and bread substitutes.

2004

Bivio vela

Dario Scotti becomes the President of Riso Scotti S.p.A. Production moves to the current plant site, Bivio Vela.

2005

Riso Scotti’s Danube Project

Start of the innovative agri-food project in Romania:
the Danubio Project.

2013

Ebro Food

Joint Venture with the Spanish multinational rice company Ebro Foods.

2015

Expo Milan

Riso Scotti signs the Italian rice.

2015-2017

#feedtheplanet

A new way of making business, covering 10,000 kilometres on the rice routes.

2020

Riso Scotti goes Global

Riso Scotti is now present in 85 countries around the world.

A LIFE FOR RICE,

SINCE 1860

DISCOVER MORE