30 May - 2 June 2018
Total net sales grew by 5.9% to $9.5 billion. Sales of the Global Ceramics Division grew to $3.405 billion in 2017 (+7%), equivalent to 36% of the group’s net sales.
A curiously-titled, thought-provoking event was held by Esmalglass-Itaca Group on 16 March to celebrate the opening of its new facility in Sassuolo.
The new plants for the Ceramica San Lorenzo factories in Peru and Argentina will begin operation by the end of 2018.
Scientifica Tiles LLP is the first Indian tile manufacturer to adopt the new Xaar 2001+ printheads.
He has been reappointed for the three-year period 2018-2021, while Angelo Lami and Daniele Bandiera have been elected as the association’s Vice Chairmen.
The Claytech exhibition section will showcase a wide range of eco-friendly solutions aimed at reducing consumption and emissions while improving the performance and profitability of the production process.
The innovative layout installed in three factories includes the Multigecko, Multipack and Griffon systems. A Creadigit XLE digital printing system has also been started up.
Italian technological excellence will take centre stage in a more than 1,000 square metre space at Ceramics China showcasing the latest process innovations for the ceramic industry. One of the highlights is the “Ceramic Age @Ceramic China” exhibition of large-size slabs organised by Acimac and CCPITBM
From 7 to 9 March the ACIMAC and ITA collective will be showcasing Italian technological excellence at the exhibition Indian Ceramics in Gujarat. The event will also host an Italian technology focus day entitled "The latest innovations in Italian technologies".
According to the preliminary figures published by the Acimac Research Department, the sector’s turnover has risen by 9% to 2.2 million euros. The Industry 4.0 Plan tax incentives are driving investments in Italy (+21.5%).
The general meeting of Acimac (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for the Ceramic Industry) has elected the members of the Board who, together with President Paolo Sassi and Vice-Presidents Emilio Benedetti, Paolo Lamberti and Maurizio Manzini, will be managing the association.
All-time record turnover driven by growth in both the Italian domestic market (+4.5%) and exports (+1.6%). Strong outlook for the current year with first quarter turnover growth of 13.3%.