“……and commodity trading”

Within the diversification process undertaken by the network, in recent years we have acquired shares in two Italian companies specialised in commodity trading:

cauvin metals


Having acquired a minority share of Cauvin Metals, from 2015 we are proud partners of Gruppo Cauvin.

Cauvin Metals is the main Italian trader of non-ferrous metals with volumes of about 130,000 tons/year between primary aluminium, primary aluminium alloys, lead and zinc.

Active in Italy, Europe, North Africa and Central America, it handles all of the trading stages: from sourcing to logistics, from finance to hedging on the London Metal Exchange.



Along with our partner, Cauvin Metals, in early 2018, we acquired control of the company Saif Spa and its Turkish subsidiary Saif Enerji.

Saif, founded in 1982, operates in the petroleum products (petcoke, coal and anthracite), alternative fuels and biomass trading sector.

Along with the traditional trading operations on these products with customers in Europe, Africa,
North/South America and Asia, on about half of the volumes, Saif supports the entire management of
logistics with storage and distribution both by land and sea all the way to the end user.

BBC Alloys

BBC Alloys, a subsidiary of the Cauvin Group, was born from the collaboration of three important Italian operators.

  • Cauvin Matals S.p.A., the main Italian trader of primary aluminum and other non-ferrous metals;
  • Metco S.r.l., historical and important Italian importer and distributor of standard alloys;
  • banchero costa network, one of the world’s largest companies in the shipping services sector.

The synergies and know-how of these three realities, combined with the consolidated experience of the BBC Alloys management, makes it one of the leading Italian companies in the noble iron alloy sector, able to supply the entire range of products for the provision of steel mills and foundries to Italian and international customers, in addition to the storage, screening and bagging service of materials based on customer needs.