Italian Tile Manufacturers Announce Reorganization

Sassuolo, Italy — Members of Assopiastrelle, the Italian Association of Ceramic Tile and Refractory Manufacturers, have merged with a group of manufacturers of decorative ceramics and porcelain sanitaryware to create a new association with a broader mission, organizers announced.

The new group, the Confindustria Ceramica, “will represent a wide range of companies that all share roots in the production of ceramics,” organizers said. In addition to ceramic tile and refractory manufacturers, the sectors included are ceramic dishware, decorative ceramics/vases and sanitaryware.

New promotional plans are being developed to support the additional product categories, according to Confindustria Ceramica.