Cauvin Metals was established in Genoa as a spin-off of Gruppo Cauvin , a holding of the Cauvin Group, who operated in the importing and distribution of non-ferrous metals and the exporting of iron & steel products. A vital role is played by the trading of primary aluminium, an activity that stems from Vittorio Cauvin’s nearly-twenty-year experience as exclusive dealer in Italy for BHP Billiton, one of the leading manufacturers of raw materials in the world.
Cauvin Metals operates in the trading of primary aluminium and zinc, totalling a yearly sales volume exceeding 100,000 MT, and is a dealer for the Boliden group in the sale of lead and lead alloys on the Italian market.
Thanks to its long-standing relations with manufacturers, Cauvin Metals is one of the leading importers of primary aluminium ingots in Southern Europe, with an increasing presence in Central and Northern Europe and Central America. The Company takes care of the most sensitive steps of trading, from logistics to LME coverage operations.
Vittorio Cauvin S.p.A., established in 1890 and employing over 200 people, is the holding of a group of companies operating in the importing and distribution of iron & steel products and fertilisers, with service and distribution centres in several Italian regions.
Because of the strong synergy between and among its companies, the Cauvin Group is one of the leading Italian players in its sector and can rely on a close cooperation with the most important Italian and foreign manufacturers.
In 2015 Cauvin Metals grew even stronger after being joined by Banchero Costa, one of the most successful international service providers in the shipping industry.