125 years manufacturing cartridges for hunting and target shooting
When Alfred Nobel founded the Spanish Dynamite Powder Public Limited Company in 1872, he never imagined what RIO cartridges would come to represent nowadays for hunters and shooters throughout the world.
Leaders in innovation and committed to continual improvement, our obsession is to provide a response to the needs and demands of the millions of persons who trust us.
Results and values surrounding hunting and sport shooting encourage us to continue rising above ourselves and the competition in the manufacturing of cartridges of the highest quality and reliability while adapting to the new challenges ahead
Sharing the experience since 1896
We want Río to be an integral part of your hunting or shooting days, full of excitement and enjoyment, and for you to share that experience with those close to you.
Río’s success is based on patented technological developments and a totally integrated production line that encompasses everything from the manufacture of the main raw materials through to the production of all the cartridge components (shells, primers, powders, wads and shot).
Alfred Nobel founds the Sociedad Española de la Dinamita (SED) in Bilbao, Spain
The major Spanish munitions and explosives manufacturers merge in order to establish Union de Explosivos de España (UEE) and the RIO cartridge is born LSports shooting becomes one of the new events in the first Olympiad of the modern era, in Athens, Greece/p>
Trap mode becomes an Olympic event at the Olympic Games in Paris, France
Skeet mode makes its debut at the Olympic Games in Mexico D.F.
UEE expands its business and commences sales of the RIO brand on the international marketplaces RIO exhibits for the first time at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, USA