Driving the transition to green steel through new projects and seizing the opportunities offered by market regionalization: that is the current focus of Italian supplier of equipment and physical plants to the metal industry, Danieli Group. It was CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli who said it during a recent interview with the Italian newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore”.

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Giacomo Mareschi Danieli: sustainability is in the DNA of Danieli Group

It is a path that was outlined by former Chairman Gianpietro Benedetti, who passed away last April, and that the Group intend to keep following. During the interview with the Italian newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore”, Danieli Group’s CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli stressed that sustainable transition is indeed “a long-term trend that will last for many years, and it is in the DNA of an innovative company like Danieli Group”. Innovation is certainly among the strategic drivers of the Group’s brilliant economic performance. As stated by the manager, Danieli Group “is well-positioned and continues on this path, with an order portfolio that in the first half of the fiscal year has already met and exceed targets, surpassing 6 billion euros”. Regarding the ongoing investment tendencies in the industry, Giacomo Mareschi Danieli also emphasized the key role of a fast-changing environment in encouraging businesses to invest. “The boost to our revenue, which we expect to exceed 4 billion euros by the end of the fiscal year in June, is linked to the fact that companies today invest not only because they need to grow, but in a certain sense to survive in a rapidly evolving context”, he pointed out.

Giacomo Mareschi Danieli: globalization is already a matter of the past

A current trend in the global steel industry that is worth mentioning is, without a doubt, market regionalization. According to CEO Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, Danieli Group is more than prepared to leave behind internationalization. “Besides decarbonization, we can seize opportunities from the regionalization of markets – said the manager – After a sort of intoxication the need for globalization in past years, countries are now reassessing the importance of a competitive local steel industry. We are ready to support this trend”. The CEO also addressed the rumors about former Ilva steel plant in Taranto, in Southern Italy, confirming they will not be managing it directly since they are – and intend to remain – technology suppliers. “I do not see the possibility of our direct involvement in its management: we are technology suppliers and will remain as such” stated Giacomo Mareschi Danieli. In the meantime, the company is looking forward to participating in a forthcoming public tender for Dri d’Italia, a startup whose mission is to verify the feasibility of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) production plants and proceed with their implementation and management, also using European funds made available by the PNRR for the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors. “As for Dri d’Italia, we expect a tender to be published soon. It will be a public tender with clear rules for everyone, and we plan to participate with enthusiasm, relying on the strength of our technology”, declared the manager.