Corona Group set to build a new ceramic tile factory


Work on the new plant will begin in the first quarter of 2022 and be completed in the second half of 2023. It will be located in Sopó, Colombia

Organización Corona, Colombia’s largest ceramic tile and sanitaryware manufacturer and one of the most important businesses in the sector globally, has announced the forthcoming construction of a new floor and wall tile factory to be built in the Corona Industrial Park in Sopó. The new facility will occupy an approximately 15,000 square metre area and will be equipped with the latest technology for operation as an Industry 4.0 smart factory, with high standards of quality and productivity and an efficient use of natural resources and energy.

“I am proud to announce the construction of the new factory in the year of Corona’s 140th anniversary,” said Pablo Barrera, Vice Chairman of the Surfaces, Materials and Coatings business unit. “This reaffirms our commitment to the country’s development and to offering the market an even wider range of finishes that will stand out in terms of both aesthetics and the highest international quality standards.”

The new factory is expected to create 300 new jobs. Work will begin in the first quarter of 2022 and the lines are scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2023.

Corona has a ceramic tile production capacity of approximately 42 million sqm/year and ranks among the top 25 producers worldwide. In the sanitaryware sector, it is the world’s fifth largest producer with an installed capacity of 12.8 million pieces in eight plants (two in Colombia and the others in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States).

The group posted consolidated revenues of around €600 million in 2020, generated by four divisions operating across a wide range of sectors. Alongside tiles and sanitaryware, these include tableware, building and installation materials, raw materials and services for industry and agriculture, and energy.