The new line will be used mainly for the production of 3 mm and 6 mm thick panels in sizes 3600x1200 mm, 3200x1500 mm, 2600x1200 mm and 2600x1500 mm.
The first pressing run completed successfully, thanks also to a direct, remote connection to Sacmi's technicians in Italy.
The Spanish group led by Fernando Roig posted sales of 584 million euros in 2017 (120 million euros more than in 2016) and aims to reach 630 million euros in 2018.
The Spanish tile production has grown by 8% in 2017 to 530 million sq.m. Total sales have reached 3,520 million euros (+7%).
Cevisama adds two new pavilions to accommodate 838 brands and expects to beat record number of visitors, with more than 83,000 professionals poised to attend.
The well-known Spanish ceramic tile manufacturer has strengthened its technology partnership with SITI B&T with an investment in a new plant for large-size tile production.
The 3rd edition of the “Financial statement analysis of world ceramic tile producers” shows a slight increase of profitability margins for the Spanish tile companies in 2015.
In 2016 the turnover of the Spanish ceramic tile industry grew by 7% to 3.3 billion euros while the tile production reached 492 million sq.m (+12%).
By the summer of this year the company will start up a new complete line commissioned from Sacmi Heavy Clay, which it will use to produce a wide range of products in very small and very large sizes.
Baldocer, MYR, Cicogres, STN, Tierra Atomizada and Compacglass are amongst the companies that have chosen the most innovative solutions from SITI B&T Group.
The Alfa de Oro 2017 awards were announced and presented on the evening of Monday 20 February at Cevisama.
721 companies from the ceramic sector, including 511 Spanish companies and 210 foreign brands from a total of 38 countries, will be gathering at Feria Valencia from 20 to 24th February 2017.