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Grupo Lamosa, Mexico’s largest ceramic manufacturing group and one of the top three global players, has taken another important step forward in its international growth plan. On 2 August, it announced an agreement with Grupo Roca for the acquisition of the Spanish company’s Ceramic Tile Division (Tiles Investments and Holdings), a transaction worth USD 260 million (approximately EUR 221 million) that covers three production plants: the two Incepa plants in Brazil (Campo Largo and São Mateus do Sul) and the Ceramica Belcaire plant in Castellón, Spain, as well as a sales company in USA.
A shining star in the materials world has faded away. Prof. Zhijian Shen, a WAC Academician elected in 2017, passed away on 2 May 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden, at the age of 59.
Cevisama is already in train and the industry is responding enthusiastically. The International Fair for Ceramic Tiles, Bathroom Furnishings and Natural Stone recently opened for new and repeat exhibitors to book space at its 39th edition, which will be taking place from 7–11 February 2022 at Feria Valencia/ES. “After a whole year, we were detecting interest in the industry in coming to Cevisama” said Manuel Rubert, referring to businesses based in Castellón. As he explained, “although it is still early to talk percentages, the first commercial indicators are making us optimistic, as we are receiving a good number of applications to book space. Many of these are returning exhibitors but there is also a significant number of new companies expressing interest in not missing the opportunity to be part of the industry’s first major trade fair in 2022”.
Nabaltec AG/DE is announcing a change in its Management Board, as the Supervisory Board is going to appoint Dr Alexander Risch to a 4-year term on the Management Board effective 1 October 2021. Dr Michael Klimes, who has been serving on Nabaltec AG's three-member Management Board as COO since 2017, has chosen not to extend his contract, which expires on 31 December 2021.
Ceramic producers can increase efficiency and throughput with ONEJOON´s/DE verified kiln concepts and ONEJOON’s L2P-Program, designed for bridging the gap from batch to continuous production.