Tomás Castro Silva founded Rico in 1969, as a manufacture of plate rolls and drilling machines. With the experience gained, in 1975, Rico got involved in press brakes and guillotine shears development and the first export sales naturally surged in the early eighties, as a confirmation of the levels of reputation and experience meanwhile achieved.

In a competitive world of challenges, Rico is a family owned business with a sustainable growth strategy focused in the quality and innovation of the solutions provided to our customers. All the investigation, development and manufacturing of our sheet metal working solutions is made internally at our premises, in co-operation with universities and a network of reliable suppliers.

We are now a worldwide reference, especially in the most demanding market segments. Rico machines are now running in several reference companies and we foster for proximity and strong partnerships with every Rico customer and machine user.