The founding of O.R.I. Martin derived from the intuition and foresight of its founder, the Belgian Oger Martin.
Born on 13 July 1890 in Filot (Liege) in a family of teachers and later, the engineering graduate worked as an executive in the local arms factory.
In 1911, upon turning twenty years old, he arrived in Brescia, exploring new markets and stopped here from 1914 to 1933 to work in the arms factory, “Filippo Tettoni”. In the same year he began his entrepreneurial experience, with the foundation of Ferretti & Martin in Via Razziche, a company that produced agricultural tools with two water forges.
On January the 18th 1940 Oger Martin and Lorenzo Ferretti purchased the ‘O.R.I Officine Riunite Italiane’ company which had been closed for bankruptcy
In 1946 with the advent of the post-war reconstruction period, the rolling plant began its production of rebar.
1961 is a turning point. A new 35 ton EAF Tibb (Tecnomasio Italia Brown Boveri), the biggest EAF in that period in Italy, is installed.
Installation of the first continuous casting and the bars and wire rod rolling mill. Founding of SIDERURGICA LATINA MARTIN (Ceprano).
In 1973 in Ceprano (Fr) a new rolling plant have been installed, for rebar production for concrete applications, with the name of Ori Martin Sud.
New wire rod rolling mill (Danieli). Installation of the first drawing machinery and annealing furnaces. Creation of the sales network in Europe by setting up O.R.I. Deutschland and then O.R.I. France.
Specialisation in the production of special steels with the progressive enhancement of the quality mix. Downstream integration in the cold transformed product industry with the foundation of TRAFILATI MARTIN (1996, Cologne). Founding of STRAND-TECH MARTIN (2000, Sommerville, USA).
Consolidation of the Group's corporate structure with constant planning and implementation of the necessary investments for qualitative development.
Revamped the Rolling mill in Brescia.
Installation of the new 5-line continuous casting system.
A new investment plan for the expansion of the product range and innovation in the field of environmental sustainability.