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The words of the protagonists of Oerlikon Luxury, interviewed by Ticino Management, explain the entry of Riri into the Oerlikon Group and the common strategy to ‘make high fashion shine… far beyond the surface’.

The revolutionary PVD technology which, with its advantages and sustainable aspects fits perfectly into Riri’s path, is recounted in the pages of Arsutoria magazine.

“No other brand has ever managed to express, unify, condense such an exhaustive and broad meaning of its core business in just four letters: RIRI”: this is how the interesting reportage by Marco Poli of The Style Lift, who visited the historic headquarters of Mendrisio, begins.

Fashion Network, through interviews with the management of Oerlikon Luxury, traces the history of Riri from its origins and presents the new business unit, created following the recent acquisition by Oerlikon.

In the column “Industria/Vetrina”, dedicated to footwear components, the magazine Tech Art Shoes reports on the Amom enterprise, part of the Riri Group since 2021, with a focus on the exclusive customised accessories for sneakers made by master goldsmiths from the Tuscan company.

On the online magazine Superzoom, the trends, materials and innovations of the new Riri Group summer collection.

Fibre 2 Fashion focuses in-depth on the closing of Riri’s acquisition by Oerlikon and on the birth of the new Luxury business unit headed by Renato Usoni.

Through the words of Renato Usoni, CEO at Riri Group, and Michael Suess, Executive Chairman at Oerlikon, Fashion Network analyzes the signing of the agreement for the acquisition of Riri by the Oerlikon Group.

The Swiss newspaper focuses in-depth on Riri becoming part of the Oerlikon Group, analyzing the implications of this acquisition on the Ticino industrial scene and retracing the 87-year history of the brand.

A few insights from our Group Innovation Director as part of a special feature dedicated to the denim world, a sector where Riri and Cobrax have been operating since the 1970s.
The meeting point between being elegant, functional and stylish constitutes the sustainable vision of our Group which harnesses the details of each garment: “great accessories make great denims”, as recently highlighted also by WeAr Denim.

In its business section, the daily newspaper La Provincia di Como, ever attentive to the development of our Group, has published an article dedicated to the strategic acquisition of K4Sint, a company located near Trento, specialised in metalworking processes.

Riri is proud to remember the basketball Dream Team it sponsored in the Sixties.

Fashion Network, leader of fashion related information for professionals, in light of the recent acquisitions of DMC and Amom, goes over the story of the Riri Group: from 1936, up to the development of a go-to centre for the production of metal accessories.

The well-known economy newspaper Milano Finanza highlights the constant growth strategy that has led Riri to include in its group, after the recent acquisition of Amom, DMC too.

The news of Riri Group’s acquisition of DMC lands on the print edition of Pambianco Magazine. The group now includes in its offer additional metal components for high fashion.

The newspaper La Provincia di Como published in its column dedicated to businesses and work an exclusive interview with Renato Usoni, CEO of Riri Group.
A chance to take stock on the recent acquisition of DMC and to evaluate these difficult but rewarding years.

Amom acquisition by Riri Group lands on Pambianco’s digital platform, where it can be read that this “allows for a broader offer of new materials: besides zamak, brass, steel and aluminium, our range now includes also silver, bronze, wood, precious and plastic materials.”

“Riri Group grows”, writes Corriere del Ticino, providing an insight on the recent acquisition carried out by the Swiss company, “leading to the consolidation of the Group’s position in the luxury accessory sector.”

“Riri Group buys the Tuscan Amom”, is the headline of Fashion Magazine, a prestigious B2B magazine with a focus on the fashion industry, to tell the recent acquisition carried out by the Swiss Group, thus extending its offer to the fashion jewelry market.

You can read all about new sustainable standards introduced by Riri, along with the launch of our new SE 2022 collection, in the interesting Rivet special column published on the Sourcing Journal. The main highlights are the transition to exclusive use of recycled polyester for tapes and zippers and the different emotional responses to the pandemic expressed in the three themes of our latest collection.

The prestigious magazine Fashion United reports the introduction of recycled polyester as production standard for our range of zippers. “Utilizing recycled polyester, the company will effectively reduce by 32 per cent their emissions from purchasing polyester” reads the article devoted to this major innovation for 2021 introduced by Riri Group.

“Riri has completed the transition to 100% recycled polyester in their zipper tapes”. 
A special column published by Arsutoria, the leading B2B Italian magazine for footwear professionals and designers, to announce the latest major innovation in the field of sustainability introduced by Riri Group.

“Only recycled polyester in zippers manufactured by Riri”, reads the title of the article published online by La Spola, one of the most popular Italian magazines for textile and apparel. La Spola has published a special column about the great announcement of 2021: the introduction of recycled polyester as the production standard for our range of tapes.

On Closed Magazine an article dedicated to Cobrax that shows “how a 100% Made in Italy button is made”. Popular German brand Closed, that over the years has become a true excellence in the apparel sector, in its magazine’s latest issue, has dedicated a special story to Cobrax and its buttons.

La Regione Ticino newspaper published an article about the documentary “Stories of old zippers” aired on 14th March 2021 on LA1 Swiss Channel.

The Swiss newspaper La Libertè has published a special feature on the Riri world, with a special visit/report dedicated to its headquarters in Mendrisio.
From its history, to the tailored approach to products and customers: our “temple of the zip” from close up.

The new Storm Evo by Riri described in detail in Arsutoria Magazine, the web portal dedicated to accessories. A product of extensive technical and engineering research, Storm Evo is the zip designed for outdoor apparel, an increasingly strategic sector for our Group.

An interview with Nantas Montonati, Riri Group Sales and Marketing Manager, for the “Face 2 Face” feature in the online magazine Fibre 2 Fashion: thoughts about the present, ideas for the future and the brand strategy on the accessory market for the fashion industry are some of the topics explored in this in-depth analysis of the contemporary scenario.

Riri Group creates a Cobrax Metal hub, a new asset specialised in the design, development and production of metal components for the luxury and high fashion industries. Further information on the renowned Fashion United online magazine.

Eclectic ceations for a F/W 2020-2021 collection which is focused on style without giving up on performance… plus an insight on b.Lock, the innovative pressure button with high resistance to lateral pulling. All this in the Spanish magazine Merceria Actualidad.

“More often than not, consumers do not have clear ideas regarding what can actually be considered sustainable”: read more in this interesting interview on the topic of sustainability and eco-good practices with Marco Bruno, QA Compliance, Sustainability & HSE Group Manager at Riri.

Zips and buttons for high couture on the one hand, on the other side a full schedule of cultural events and exhibitions: Riri Group talks about its partnership with the Teatro dell’Architettura Foundation in Mendrisio.

Nantas Montonati, Sales & Marketing Director for the Riri Group, talks to Hypebeast about the contamination between streetwear, research and innovation.

Luxuriant floral prints and tropic-themed accessories perfectly summaries the tropical trend that continues stronger than ever.

Marco Bruno, QA Compliance, Sustainability & HSE Group Manager at Riri, talks to Vita about the CSR approach, which has now become a key component in corporate governance.

Riri’s progress in the world of outdoor and high-performance products continues. The company presents its new creation, Acquatyre Zip, a combination of design and innovation, at Performance Days.

Chequers Capital takes over Riri from Gilde Buy Out Partners. The news breaks on the reputable economic-financial Italian newspaper.

What are the challenges for the fashion sector to make its supply chain sustainable? We asked Marco Bruno – QA Compliance, Sustainability & HSE Group Manager at Riri – during the CSR and social innovation Trade Fair.

The Riri Group has been acquired by Chequers Capital. Details of the transaction in the Affari e Finanza business supplement of the Italian newspaper la Repubblica.

The Journal du Jura takes us to the discovery of Riri Group, with a particular glance at the tradition and the innovation that characterize the entire production of the oldest and most known zippers brand in the world.

More than 80 years of history, always on the side of performance and style. Zeitlupe dives into the past, back to 1924.

The Group grows bigger and stronger, welcoming two new companies in Riri’s family.

A bright start for Riri’s 2018: the Group expands its presence with two important acquisitions.

With a new colorful collection and two investments to increase its production capacity, Riri Group plows in quality and excellence.

Innovation comes through experimentation: Riri Group brings Italcementi’s sustainable concrete to the fashion industry as part of its FW2018/2019 collection.

The Riri Group: experience, style and technology in the new F/W 2018-2019 collection.

Riri Group invests in the Supply Chain and increases its production capacity with two important acquisitions.

A multi-brand strategy and dedicated production sites provide concrete added value for customers. Now more than ever, with two more companies entering the Group.

Cobrax, a Riri Group brand, turned forty in 2017 and shows no signs of ageing.

The London-based Ben Crane clothing brand has stayed ahead of the peloton thanks to its techie take on jackets for riders. The Paneled City Cycle jacket has triple-bonded seams and a Riri zip with waterproof guard to keep cyclists dry.

With the F/W 18-19 season, Riri Group ventures into the future with four keywords: innovation, evolution, novelty, creativity… and it keeps growing and inspiring.

Contrasts and harmonisations in shades and materials: the Riri Group collection for the Spring-Summer 2018 season is a symbol of change and revolution.

An interesting interview to Renato Usoni, CEO of Riri Group, to explore the future panorama of the company.

JBF Customs is widely known for giving sneakers a new a whole new look and his latest creation featuring a Riri zipper might be his best to date.

Starting from 9 June 2016 and for the upcoming months, Riri Group, established Swiss zipper manufacturer, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a series of celebrations.


Italian denim industry battles competition: an interview to Otello Lucietto, country manager of Italy at Cobrax.

Martin Othmar Winterhalter: story of the genius that founded Riri.

Custom Cobrax snaps feature the Eiger WX jacket by Mission Workshop.

Small elements have a particular virtue: the symmetry of beauty can be concealed in the tiniest pieces.

Riri zippers marks KILLSPENCER’s signature exterior vertical zippered pocket.

Riri is the perfect demonstration of how something so small can have a huge influence on our habits, costumes and clothing all around the world.

Excellence is in details, as everybody knows at Riri Group, leading company in the production of zippers and button that has turned 80.

Throughout its long history, Riri Group has been able to embody the bond between technical experimentation and the search for beauty.

Riri Group celebrates its 80th birthday with a new logo and two futuristic buttons made by its Cobrax division

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