Riello celebrates a century

In June Riello celebrates its 100-year anniversary as a provider of energy technologies.

Founded in 1922, Riello Group produces systems and technologies for heating, cooling and energy efficiency in the residential and commercial sectors and is at the forefront of combustion technology.

In the early 1990s Riello Burners Ltd (UK) was established with its operational headquarters in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Starting with the offer of residential burners to support the UK and Irish markets, Riello Burners quickly made a name for itself and went on to successfully introduce its commercial and industrial range into the market.

The early 2000s saw the launch of the ‘RDB’ residential oil burner, designed with the engineer in mind to ease installation and servicing.

“The burner took the market by storm and established itself as the preferred residential oil burner for all main oil boiler manufacturers,” says Phil Adams, Riello UK managing director.

With continued developments in oil fired technology and the introduction of new products to meet increased challenges imposed by regulations, such as the introduction of ErP regulations and the requirements to reduce NOx emissions, the company has remained at the forefront of innovation and a favourite of oil boiler manufacturers.

Riello residential burner production

During the mid-2000s, with continued growth in commercial and industrial burner sales, Riello offers a complete range of gas, oil and dual fuel burners covering outputs up to 32MW. With a strong focus on the utilisation of fully electronic control systems, combustion management and reduced emissions, the company now provides improved efficiency and Ultra Low NOx combustion across a wide range of commercial and industrial burners to satisfy the strictest of regulations.


The company’s commitment to supporting its markets is evidenced by a record year in 2021 in the UK across residential, commercial and industrial applications, despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic.

“For many OEMs and distributors, Riello is now the ‘partner of choice’ across all of these sectors,” adds Phil.

Operating in over 120 countries

Today, Riello Group’s headquarters and research centres in Italy are supported by production sites in Italy, Poland, Canada and China. The Group has over 1,800 employees and recorded a consolidated net turnover of $500 million (2020) with operations in over 120 countries. 

As part of continued investment and development, the production of burners in the Legnago plant has been transformed to follow a lean methodology, providing improved efficiency and response times whilst also increasing productivity.

“The transition from production ‘lines’ to the new rotating ‘islands’ are an industry first for burner production and demonstrate that Riello continues to lead the way in innovation within the combustion sector,” explains Phil.

Following a recent acquisition, Riello is now part of Carrier Global Corporation and joins the Group to increase its position as a global leader in healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent solutions for construction and the cold chain.
Sustainability continues to guide the company in the way it operates and in the creation of cutting-edge systems. The goal is to improve the quality of life, making the planet better for future generations. This philosophy flows into an infinite embrace, a symbol of the continuous search for healthy and safe solutions to concentrate every effort towards excellence.

Phil reflects: “This centenary represents an important stage and a new beginning in energy transition that is already underway; our aim is to be a reference player in future industrial and cultural change.

“Having been a key player in the UK & Irish markets for many years, and now with the backing of our new partnership with Carrier, we are all excited to continue providing energy efficient solutions that improve the quality of life whilst reducing harmful emissions to better the environment for future generations.

“The 100-year anniversary is a key milestone for Riello Group and is evidence of our strong history in the heating sector. We are all looking forward to what the next 100 years brings!”