About us

Our History

There are 5 major milestones that made the RDM Group one of the most important players in our industry.

1967: Cartiere del Reno was founded, with a plant in Marzabotto (Bologna). A period of steady growth followed through transformations and mergers: in 1985, the plant in Ovaro was acquired and in 1986 the papermill Binda de Medici; the company then changed its name to Reno De Medici. In 1997 the merger with Saffa group took place and in 1998 with Sarrio.

1985: Cascades, founded in Canada in 1964 and today an industry giant, acquired its first paper mill in Europe, La Rochette, thereby expanding their range of activity.

2008: With a view to rationalising resources, Reno de Medici and Cascades Europe joined forces: the company dedicated to recycled production took the name Reno De Medici, and the company dedicated to sales was called CAREO. This was followed by a period of intense restructuring.

2016: Reno De Medici acquired Cascades La Rochette. This allowed it to enter the cardboard industry made from virgin fibre.

2017: On 1 January, Reno De Medici Group, Cascades La Rochette and Careo Group united into a single group with a single identity: the RDM Group. The new governance created a completely renewed group Vision, that is, it became “Partner of Choice”, redefining Values, Strategies and Goals. From 1 January 2018, PAC has been 100% part of RDM Group.

The 100% acquisition of RDM Barcelona Cartonboard, on the other hand, was finalised on 31 October 2018.