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  • 1936

    Riri was founded in Mendrisio, Canton of Ticino

  • 1950

    Riri patents the first die cast zipper on Nylon: zipper teeth and tapes are merged in a single piece

  • 1979

    With the new plant in Mendrisio, the production reaches 20 million pieces per year

  • 2001

    Riri challenges the market with technology and launches the new High-Tech line dedicated to sportswear and technical equipment

  • 2003

    Riri crosses the finish line of the America's Cup as sponsor of the Alinghi team

  • 2004

    Thanks to the Storm® zip, Riri wins the Swiss Technology-Award

  • 2005

    The High-tech lines grows with the launch of AQUAzip®

  • 2008

    Riri acquires Meras Spa and Cobrax Spa, and establishes Riri Group, one of the main international groups in the market of zippers, snaps, rivets and jeans buttons

  • 2016

    Riri turns 80 and celebrates this anniversary with a new logo and a renovated group promise and communication course

  • 2017-18

    Riri increases its production capacity by acquiring MR Plating, specialised in coating treatments, and SPM Pressofusione

  • 2018

    Chequers Capital becomes a new Riri financial partner

  • 2020

    Riri acquires 2Frame, a Tuscan company specialized in metal accessories, and a new company “Cobrax Metal Hub” comes to be

  • 2021

    Riri acquires Tuscan company Amom and develops a center specialized in luxury accessories including fashion jewels

    DMC, a Tuscan company which designs and manufactures metal components for leather goods, joins the Riri Group

  • 2022

    Riri has acquired K4Sint, a company based in Trento specializing in powered metallurgy, now corporate production site for steel processing by MIM

  • 2023

    Riri becomes an Oerlikon Group company and the Oerlikon Luxury business unit is created

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