Our History – Metalúrgica Riosulense Since 1946

We have been on the road for a long time and have escorted the OEM market with development and the spare parts market with the supply of automotive parts, for railways and the agricultural sector.

1946

Metalúrgica Riosulense was born in Rio do Sul/ Santa Catarina (Brazil). Among the first activities are the basic mechanics services provided to the woodworking and the cassava starch industries.

1946

1956

Riosulense takes an important step in its growth and starts its activities in the automotive market, betting on the production of valve guides.

1980

The production of auto parts becomes the main activity of the company.

1990

Seeking to expand its activities and improve its employees’ structure, RIO inaugurates a new headquarters, where remains until today.

1992

The company conquers the Productivity and Quality Incentive Award, granted by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI).

2000

Excellence consolidates the company Riosulense as a supplier of big automakers.

2001

The growth of the metallurgy brings new achievements, and the company receives the ISO 9001 certification.

2011

Riosulense starts a new production line and starts to supply railroad parts.

2012

The company starts the cylinder liners factory.

2014

Riosulense is the first foundry in Brazil to receive the international certificate from the Transportation and Power Generation program, which seeks qualification improvements in the processes of companies that act as suppliers to railroads.

2016

The company is recognized for its relevant contribution to the evolution of the practice of people management with the “ser humano” award, from the Brazilian Association of Human Resources (ABRH-SC).

2017

Riosulense takes a new position, with the definition of new principles and a new purpose, in addition to a change in its culture and management structure.

2018

The company achieves IATF 16946: 2016 Certification.

2019

Metalúrgica Riosulense is now RIO. We went through a brand rebrand.

We inaugurated the Prototype Factory, with 3D printing technology.

2020

We were the grand champion of the Neoway Advisor Award (Discovery – Sales & Marketing category) for the use of Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence technology.

We signed a partnership with Wirklich for the production of high performance plastic injections!

2021

We won first place in the Santa Catarina Innovation Award (FAPESC), in the Innovation in Service or Process category.

We’ve been certified as a Great Place To Work.

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