Mediterranea Manufacturing Partner Announces Major Factory RenovationSerenissima Cir, a leading producer of wall and floor tile, has invested 18 million Euros (approximately 24 million dollars) to improve its newly acquired manufacturing plant in Rubiera, Italy.          

Serenissima is a key manufacturing partner of Mediterranea, based in Doral, FL.

Serenissima purchased the plant from Impronta Ceramiche in 2011, and immediately launched bold plans to re-engineer the facility to make it more energy efficient and a technological leader. Among the changes:

  • A new LB clay storage plant
  • Two new SACMI PH 6500 AND PH 3800 presses, allowing a size change to be carried out in just 30 minutes, rather than the 4 hours it took using old technology
  • Six BCF glazing lines with Projecta and Air Power applicators
  • A BMR multipurpose grinding line to produce stoneware to sizes as large as 1200 x 1200 mm

“Mediterranea and Serenissima have worked together for years to produce innovative porcelain tiles, and the factory investment demonstrates a commitment to remain a technological leader,” said Mediterranea president Michael Mariutto. “Mediterranea is proud to have such a long-standing relationship with one of Italy’s top manufacturers.”

Mediterranea and Serenissima design and manufacture several leading series of porcelain tile for the U.S. market – including the Mediterranea series Ice, Exotica, and Timber.

The Serenissima plant in Rubiera was forecast to be at full power in September.