Ritrama is founded in Milan in 1962 thanks to  Arnold Rink.

ESTABLISHMENT: BEGINNING OF RITRAMA HISTORY

1962 The pioneer Arnold Rink founded Ritrama near Milan (Italy), persuaded by the opportunities in the newly developing European pressure-sensitive industry. His business acumen, combined with innovative and great industrial vision and huge sense of humanity, laid the cornerstone for the family company. These founding principles are still reflected today by the Group employees globally.
In 1982 Ritrama opens in Europe the self-adhesive materials market.

THINKING ABOUT AN INTERNATIONAL FUTURE

1982 Founded Ritrama (UK) Ltd. in Manchester to establish a significant position in UK, Northern Europe and in the Asia Pacific markets.

1989 Founded Coating Srl in Agrate near Milan (Italy) with the aim to coat with acrylic solvent-based adhesives. In 2001 changes its name into Coating Ricofin Srl and moves to Cernusco S/N.

In 1990 Ritrama launches to United States roll label, screening and cast vinyls.

FIRST STEPS OVERSEAS

1990 Acquisition of two manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A. in Minneapolis and Cleveland that have allowed the company continued growth in the roll label, screen printing and cast vinyl markets.
In 1994 Ritrama launches in Spain self-adhesive materials manufacturing.

ANOTHER EUROPEAN GOAL

1994 Acquisition of Ritrama S.A. in Barberá del Vallés near Barcelona (Spain), specialized in the production of high quality self-adhesive films.
In 2000 Ritrama enters the paper self-adhesive material market.

SPECIALIZING IN THE SELF-ADHESIVE PAPER MARKET

2000 Acquisition of FAD (today named Ritrama SpA) in Sassoferrato - near Ancona - a major Italian manufacturer of self-adhesive products, specialized in paper certified security products.
In 2006 Ritrama launches new roll label automated centres.

HEADQUARTERS: CENTRALIZED FUNCTIONS AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

2006 Opening of the new Headquarters of the Ritrama Group in Caponago - outskirts of Milan - with centralized group functions, which includes a fully automated slitting and logistics centre for Roll Label materials.

2008 Opening of a futuristic Viscom materials slitting and logistic platform, established in the same area as the Headquarters.

In 2008 Ritrama arrives in Latin America with a plant in Chile.

ENTERING THE BOOMING MARKETS OF LATIN AMERICA

2008 Opening of Ritrama S.A. in Chile, a coating and slitting facility located in Curauma - región Valparaíso -, with the aim to serve the booming markets of Latin America as well as to support local and regional needs.
In 2009 Ritrama arrives on the Asian market with a plant in China.

LANDING IN THE ASIAN MARKET

2009 Opening of Ritrama (Hefei) in China, a coating and slitting facility located in Hefei - Anhui Province - to serve the booming markets of China and South East Asia.
In 2011 Ritrama acquires Polifibra, leader in laminates for industrial use for the construction and electrical sectors.

RITRAMA ACQUIRES POLIFIBRA

2011 Acquisition of Polifibra SpA, European leader in the manufacture of products for the cable industry, electrical insulators, materials for building and photovoltaic industry. The production of laminates exploits Polifibra business technology and expertise together with the know-how of the Ritrama Group.
In 2012 Ritrama celebrates 50 years of activity in the self-adhesive materials industry.

CELEBRATING A MILESTONE: FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY

2012 Ritrama celebrates its first 50 years as an innovator and promoter in the pressure-sensitive industry. Every single person who works in the Ritrama team is part of the continued growth and success of the group.
Since 2009 Ritrama enters the south American market, in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil.

NEW SLITTING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRES TO SERVE THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKETS

2009 Ritrama Inc. and Mextran have together launched Ritrama Mexico, located in Mexico City, to provide a full service to Roll Label converters for the Mexican market.

2010 Opening of Ritrama Costa Rica, warehouse and slitting facility, located in Belén - Heredia - and Ritrama Guatemala, with slitting capability, located in the country's capital - Ciudad de Guatemala.

2011 Opening of Ritrama Colombia, warehouse and slitting facility, located in Medellín, and the new Ritrama Brazil in Jundiaí, São Paulo.

In 2015 Ritrama expands the UK production centre facilities in Manchester.

ONGOING OPERATION INVESTMENTS

2015 Ritrama UK moves to a new location in Tameside Industrial Park - East Manchester - extending the production centre (14,000 sqm): productivity increase up by 50%.
In 2015 Ritrama expands the Graphics production centre and opens the Graphics Academy.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY FOR GRAPHICS DIVISION

2015 The production centre dedicated to Graphics division (former Viscom) in Cernusco sul Naviglio moves to Basiano - near Milan - in a larger facility (10,000 sqm) with modern coating lines that ensure high product standards and improved production performance. An area of the building is dedicated to the "Graphics Academy": an application and training centre for wrapping.
In 2016 Ritrama arrives in the Dominican Republic and in Peru.

FURTHER EXTENDING IN CARIBE AND SOUTH AMERICA

2016 Opening of Ritrama Caribe, slitting and distribution centre located in the Dominican Republic. The proximity to the harbour Puerto Multimodal Cuacedo represents an ideal way to supply the Caribbean islands.

2016 Opening of Ritrama Perù, slitting and distribution centre located in Lima, to fulfil the demand of the local Peruvian market.

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