The biggest steelworks in Europe and one of the biggest in the world.

Taranto’s production is called "integrated cycle" because it starts from the raw materials, mainly iron ore and coal, and ends with steel, which is the backbone of all the infrastructure in the contemporary world.

Opened on November, 27, 1964, the Taranto works is absolutely central to ILVA’s production system, since in addition to finished products for the domestic and foreign markets it also supplies a wide range of Italian industries, including the automotive sector, home appliances, energy, construction, shipbuilding and packaging, via the Genoa and Novi Ligure facilities. Taranto is not only a strategic resource but also an important player in the local and national economy.

Nominal STEEL production capacity

8 million tonnes/year

Main products

Hot rolled and pickled coils

Cold rolled coils

Hot-dip galvanized coils

Cut sheets and coils


Quality Management System: UNI EN ISO 9001:2008

Quality Management System: UNI ISO/TS 16949:2009 (Products for the automotive industry)

Environment: UNI EN ISO 14001:2004

Occupational Safety and Health: BS OHSAS 18001 UNI/INAIL/ISPELS 2001

Production cycle

The production cycle starts from raw materials, mainly iron ore and coal, to obtain steel through a complex system of plants, chemical-physical transformations and processes.

Production cycle