Since 1890
from Genoa to the World


Company Profile

For over 130 years, our group of companies have operated in the import-export and distribution of fertilisers, steel, aluminium, ferro alloys, trading, and international procurement.

SINCE 1890

Cauvin Group

Founded in Genoa by Vittorio Cauvin himself, Vittorio Cauvin S.p.A., now into its fifth generation, has focused on verticalizing its business with investments in the distribution and processing of products, expanding into the aluminium sector and a trading activity.

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years of experience in trading, distribution and processing of fertilisers, steel, aluminium, non-ferrous metals, ferro alloys and in international procurement

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active companies with a turnover of over 500 million euro, and more than 200 employees


Today, Ernesto, Umberto and Michele Cauvin, Gian Vittorio’s sons, are at the helm of the Group, with a renewed desire to continue the family’s entrepreneurial tradition.


Group structure

Product and geographic diversification have been the strategic features of the Cauvin Group ever since the end of WWII.

This continuous process has allowed us to develop increasing relationships and synergies and to seize the opportunities that have arisen in the markets through time.

Today, Vittorio Cauvin S.p.A is a holding company based in Genoa that provides all the necessary services to the Group’s companies which operate in five different sectors.




Import and distribution of fertilisers and technical equipment for use in agriculture


Distribution and pre-processing of special and quality quarto plates

Aluminium and non-ferrous metals

Trading of primary aluminium and other non-ferrous metals
Distribution and processing of flat-rolled and extruded aluminium alloys

Ferro alloys

Trading and distribution of iron alloys


Supply of equipment and machinery to third countries benefiting from funding from major Multilateral Development Institutions