Who we are

Ceramica.info is the official web portal set up by the Italian ceramic industry to communicate with market players the world over.

The Italian ceramic industry consists of more than 280 companies located throughout the country along with about another 16 operating outside Italy but owned by Italian groups. The industry has a total turnover of more than 6.5 billion euros and employs a workforce of 27,500 people, with an high inclination for exports and productive and commercial internationalization.The individual segments making up the industry are ceramic tiles, ceramic sanitaryware, tableware, refractory materials and brick industry all of which are affiliated to the Italian employers’ federation Confindustria.

A key segment of the country’s home design industry, Italian ceramics stand out for two key characteristics: a strong international focus and substantial investments in technological innovation. The sector’s international scope is demonstrated by the fact that 85% of ceramic tiles and 55% of ceramic sanitaryware produced in Italy are exported. It’s also important that the sector’s companies have a strongly cluster-based distribution. Although present throughout the country, they are concentrated in particular in the clusters of Sassuolo, Imola-Faenza, Civita Castellana, Vietri sul Mare and Impruneta.

Confindustria Ceramica is the trade association representing industrial-level manufacturers of ceramic tiles, ceramic sanitaryware, ceramic tableware, brick industry and refractory materials, while other companies in the supply chain are present as aggregate members. Edi.Cer. spa is Confindustria Ceramica’s service company responsible for organising Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings (Bologna, Italy).

 

Companies

The Italian ceramic industry consists of five industrial sectors: ceramic tiles, ceramic sanitaryware, tableware, refractory materials and brick industry.

Ceramics of Italy is the institutional trademark used for all promotional events relevant to the Italian ceramic industry, both in Italy and worldwide. It can be licensed for use by ceramic companies in accordance with a specific authorisation process.

Confindustria Ceramica member companies may apply for a licence to use the Ceramics of Italy trademark after signing a contract that regulates its characteristics and use. The trademark is applied strictly to products of Italian origin, enhancing their value in terms of design, sustainability and market appeal.

 

The search engine below can be used to find company information sheets that show the industrial sector, physical and digital addresses, and Ceramics of Italy brand membership.

 

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