The new centre dedicated to training and innovation in the field of ceramic surface finishing has been in operation in Alcora since September 2019.
Giovanni Savorani, Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica, sounds the alarm: “We are extremely concerned because the decisions taken by the Italian government to prevent the spread of the virus are harming the competitiveness of the sector.”
Alexander Lakos has been appointed to the German company’s executive board. He takes over from Stefan Zeidler, who will be retiring on 31 March.
Consolidated revenues down to 175.1 million euros and margins in line with those of 2018. Export share up 90%.
The first large batches will be produced by mid-April and donated to hospitals in Bergamo and Sassuolo.
Founded in 2019, 2IG CORP is based in Cookeville (TN) and is the exclusive distributor for Tecno Diamant, Bi Tecnology and Cosmac.
BMR has expanded its online presence with the launch of a website for its branch in the US ceramic valley
In 2019, U.S. ceramic tile consumption declined for the first time in a decade to 273.2 million sq.m. (-5,4% on 2018). This affected both the domestic production (83 million sq,m, -4.8%) and imports (193 million sq.m, -5.5%), with China dropping by 36.4%.
The Spanish ceramic tile industry recorded a 4% growth in turnover in 2019 to 3,740 million euros, thanks to the strong performances both on the domestic market (+8) and on the exports markets (+3%). Production fell to 503 million sq.m (-5%)