IN THE LANDS OF RICE
An ancient history,
revealing 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 have 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”.
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.
Foundation of F.lli Scotti and transfer of the company to Villanterio.
Mr. Ferdinando Scotti moves Riso Scotti to Pavia, Località Torretta.
Riso Scotti S.p.a
The production moves to the city of Pavia: Riso Scotti S.p.A. is born.
It is the year of the first crucial innovation: the switch from paper bags to carton cases. From craft business to industry.
Mr Angelo Dario Scotti, Ferdinando’s son, becomes Managing Director.
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.
Parboiled rice is launched.
Rice starts evolving as an ingredient for new product categories: pasta, milk and bread substitutes.
Dario Scotti becomes the President of Riso Scotti S.p.A. Production moves to the current plant site, Bivio Vela.
Riso Scotti’s Danubio Project
Start of the innovative agri-food project in Romania:
the Danubio Project.
Joint Venture with the Spanish multinational rice company Ebro Foods.
Riso Scotti is the signature brand for Italian rice.
A new way of making business, travelling 10.000 kilometres on the routes of rice.
Riso Scotti goes Global
Riso Scotti is now present in 85 countries around the world.
A LIFE FOR RICE,