The Italcer Group – whose parent company is Italcer S.p.A. SB, an Italian joint stock company incorporated under Italian law, with registered offices in the Municipality of Rubiera (RE) – was founded in Spring 2017 by the private equity fund Mindful Capital Partners (formerly known as Mandarin Capital Partners) and Graziano Verdi.
The Group operates in the design surfaces market as a multi-specialist, developing high-quality ceramic products for indoor and outdoor use, as well as luxury bathroom furniture for commercial and residential use, with a focus on innovation, design and environmental sustainability.
The Group’s sales network serves around 125 countries worldwide, making it one of the leading players in the industry. Products are supplied via a portfolio of brands, the main ones of which are: Ceramica Rondine, Elios Ceramica, La Fabbrica-AVA, Fondovalle, Bottega, Equipe and Devon&Devon. Furthermore, the Group, through the company Spray Dry S.p.A., produces atomised powders, which are partly used in the Group’s production processes and partly sold to other operators in the sector, generating a significant portion of revenues.
To create high-quality products for consumers, clients, and architecture professionals, combining design, beauty and innovation with a sustainable perspective, respecting the environment and natural resources.
To be global leaders in the high-end design ceramics sector and luxury bathroom furnishings through an innovative and sustainable industry.
STEP BY STEP
ITALIAN PRODUCTION PLANTS
The building complex, consisting of six buildings, is located in the Municipality of Rubiera, in the province of Reggio Emilia. The site has a total surface area of approximately 100,000 square metres and employs 110 people, 83 in production and 27 in logistics. The facility, owned by the Group, is specialised in the production of medium and largesized ceramic products and its annual production capacity is around 5.75 million square metres.
The facility, located on the border between the Municipalities of Formigine and Fiorano Modenese, boasts a total surface area of 56,900 square metres. The facility employs 65 people (63 in production and 2 in logistics) and specialises in the production of small-size ceramics (XS and S) as well as in the production of Elios Ceramica branded ceramics for swimming pools. Thanks to recent investments that have enabled the modernisation of certain production lines turning them 4.0, the facility is able to produce large sizes (100×100 cm) for indoor and outdoor use, adopting H20 technology (20mm thick products). The facility has an annual production capacity of approximately 3.5 million square metres.
The industrial building in Formigine (Modena), which became part of the Group within the sphere of the acquisition of Ceramica Fondovalle, has a total surface area of 36,000 square metres. The facility employs 28 people (20 in production and 8 in logistics) and it is specialized in ceramic finishing activities (cutting, grinding, lapping). Recent investments have led to the modernisation of the polishing line with “supershine” technology to increase production and improve yield. Logistics activities are carried out at the site.
The Marano sul Panaro property complex, which became part of the Group in 2022 within the sphere of the acquisition of Ceramica Fondovalle, has a total surface area of around 26,900 square metres. The facility employs 49 people and specialises in the production of large ceramic surfacing (L and XL). The facility’s annual production capacity is approximately 1.9 million square metres.
The Castel Bolognese facility is owned by Ceramiche di Romagna S.r.l. (in liquidation) and is currently managed by the Group under a lease agreement. The facility, which covers a total surface area of approximately 83,000 square metres, employs 108 people (102 in production and 6 in logistics) and specialises in the production of extra-small, small and medium-sized ceramics, both for indoor and outdoor use, by means of the use of H20 technology. Recent investments in the plant have led to the opening of a third production line and the installation of a 2 MW cogeneration plant. The facility’s annual production capacity is approximately 3.5 million square metres.
The industrial site located in the Municipality of Vetto d’Enza boasts a total surface area of around 132,000 square metres. This production site, specialised in the production of large and extra-large ceramics, employs 79 people (77 in production and 2 in logistics) and has recently invested in a new picking line, a cogenerator with heat recovery and the production of a new extra-large 24×150 cm format. The annual production capacity of the facility is approximately 3.5 million square metres.
The industrial site located in the Municipality of Sassuolo covers a total surface area of about 45,000 square metres and employs 27 people (25 in production and 2 in logistics). The facility is dedicated to the production of spray-dried
mixtures. With an annual production capacity of about 480,000 tonnes, the facility mainly serves the Group’s own production, but also supplies third-party companies in the sector. A 3.2 MW co-generator plant was recently installed to reduce energy costs, as well as a grinding plant for fired ceramic waste and a new wet grinding plant for raw materials to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the production process.
SPANISH PRODUCTION PLANTS
The plant in Figueroles, Spain, is owned by the subsidiary Equipe Cerámicas and comprises three industrial buildings and warehouses with a total of eight production lines. The facilities specialise in the production of glazed and unglazed ceramic products and have an annual production capacity of approximately 7,000,000 square metres.
The Onda plant, also in Spain, is owned by Eterna Quality Surface, S.L. (an unrelated company) and is operated by the subsidiary Equipe Cerámicas under a lease agreement entered into November 2021. The Onda facility includes a plant specialising in custom-made glazed and unglazed ceramic products and its annual production capacity is approximately 155,794 square metres.