Marcegaglia is an Italian corporation founded in 1959 by Steno Marcegaglia, operating in the steel sector. It has diversified into the sectors of tourism (holiday villages) and property as of 12 October 2007, Marcegaglia held a 17.296% stake in real estate company Gabetti Property Solutions.
The story of the Marcegaglia Group began in 1959, when Steno Marcegaglia, not quite thirty, together with a partner, through Marcegaglia-Caraffini of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (Mantua), took over an artisan company producing irrigation pipes and metal guides for rolling shutters.
Four years later, in Contino di Volta Mantovana, a company named IPAS was established to manufacture round and flat drawn products with some ten employees. Meanwhile, in the Gazoldo degli Ippoliti factory, where around 30 employees were already working on the production of open profiles, the first tubes from cold-rolled strip were beginning to be manufactured