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UMS Group acquires Alteo

UMS Group acquires Alteo

UMS, leader in extraction, transport and mining logistics in West Africa, announced the takeover of Alteo, the French producer of specialty aluminas.

Ceramica Fondovalle appoints new CEO

Ceramica Fondovalle appoints new CEO

Change in top management at the historic Italian brand. Chairman Maurizio Baraldi names Massimo Barbari as his successor to lead the company

Uniceramics Expo, focus on large-size slab technologies

Uniceramics Expo, focus on large-size slab technologies

Uniceramics Expo, the trade fair to be held in Foshan from 3 to 7 June, will bring together suppliers and buyers of plants for the production of large and extra-large size tiles

“Superfici antibatteriche”: ripartono il 27 gennaio i webinar tecnici di Tecna Next

“Superfici antibatteriche”: ripartono il 27 gennaio i webinar tecnici di Tecna Next

The first in a series of webinars organised by CWW and Ceramic World Review for Tecna Next will be held on 2 and 4 December. Speakers will include Luca Bazzani (CEO of System), Matteo Federici (GM of Sacmi’s Tiles BU), Barbara Franchini (CEO of FM) and Paolo Lamberti (Vice Chairman of Acimac).

Uralceramics chooses EFI Cretaprint inks

Uralceramics chooses EFI Cretaprint inks

The Ekaterinburg-based ceramic company already uses EFI Cretaprint digital printers, which bring a number of benefits including shorter production times

Agreement between Italcer and Tonino Lamborghini

Agreement between Italcer and Tonino Lamborghini

Italcer group will produce the new Tonino Lamborghini Luxury Surfaces line of floor and wall tiles

The big players in the sanitaryware sector

The big players in the sanitaryware sector

Roca, Kohler, Geberit and Toto lead the rankings of the world ceramic sanitaryware manufacturers by volumes of production in 2019. See who is next.

Portobello starts up new porcelain slab production plant equipped with Sacmi Continua+ technology

Portobello starts up new porcelain slab production plant equipped with Sacmi Continua+ technology

The new plant in Tijucas, Brazil capable of producing slabs up to 1800x3600 mm in size was started up last autumn. A large digital event was held on 14 October to mark the launch of the new collections.

The benefits of automated raw materials storage

The benefits of automated raw materials storage

In September 2020, LB signed an agreement with the multinational company Anatolia for the supply of a complete raw materials storage plant at the Turkish production unit of Izmir.

Wienerberger Italia appoints a new sales director

Wienerberger Italia appoints a new sales director

Fabio Baldassari takes up the position at the Italian branch of the prestigious Austrian group with the aim of driving innovation and strengthening customer care.

Geberit Group sees strong recovery

Geberit Group sees strong recovery

The 5% growth in the third quarter reduces the fall in revenues in the first 9 months of 2020 to 5% (or -0.4% on a constant currency basis). Geberit expects a weaker fourth quarter, but with improved margins.

Mohawk Industries sees strong third quarter recovery

Mohawk Industries sees strong third quarter recovery

Net sales grew by 2.2% in the third quarter. The Global Ceramic Segment improved substantially with net sales almost back to 2019 Q3 levels.