CINCA – Industrial Ceramics Company – Portugal

Posted onOctober 21, 2013

The Past

The uncontested market leader in Portugal today, representing approximately 17% of domestic production, CINCA – Industrial Ceramics Company, S.A., has consistently enlarged its scope of operations and is present throughout Europe, where 50% of the company’s production is exported.CINCA started with the production of unglazed mosaic but soon understood the necessity of offering a product range capable of satisfying customers with the highest requirements. Also wanting a reliable partner, offering a comprehensive choice of products.At the beginning of 1965, production capacity was 300.000 sqm per annum in a single electric kiln. By then Cinca had a total of 120 employees and a factory area of 6.000 sqm.Right from the start the need to introduce a strong brand with new products in an unknown marketplace was always present, as well as the concern that concentrating sales in the local market was a big risk. As a consequence, exports started in 1966. Product quality and service were amongst the top priorities, enabling Cinca to establish itself in a middle-top segment and set high quality standards.

In 1978 exports represented a third of global sales and the strong demand for Cinca products initiated new investment.

Between 1987 and 1989 strategic acquisitions were made – CIC, DECOCER and LITOCER. With five specialised production units Cinca was now able to offer a very comprehensive choice of products.

During this period exports represented 50% of CINCA’s global sales. Diversification and reinforced management capacity complemented the strategy to overcome the challenges of the 90’s.

Following an investment plan, CINCA’s production capacity had risen from 1 to 4 million sqm within 10 years of its foundation and the number of workers had grown to over 600.

Keramik Holding AG Laufen determined the strategic policy of the company once they became the major shareholder in 1992. They were determinant in the reorganization processes of the commercial and administrative sectors.In 1998 Keramik Holding AG Laufen sold its shares in Cinca to the Italian group, Ceramiche Ricchetti. Strong in the production of wall and floor tiles, Ceramiche Ricchetti works on a global scale & has several production units in Europe. Ricchetti also has a vast international distribution network, spreading from the Far East to the America’s.The integration of CINCA into the Ricchetti Group allowed the coordinated production of wall and floor tile, and additional benefits were seen in the rationalization of the administrative, financial and commercial processes.

It also opened up new development prospects, allowing us to benefit from the knowledge & considerable negotiating power of the second largest Italian ceramic tile producer, whilst taking full advantage of Ricchetti’s vast international distribution network.

The Present

With a total of 690 employees Cinca now owns and operates 6 production units: two producing glazed and unglazed floor tiles, one for glazed porcelain, two for wall tiles; one of which has 3rd firing and rectifying facilities, and one producing extruded tiles. Maximum capacity is approximately 11,500.000 sqm per year. Of which 3,850.000 sqm are glazed and unglazed floor tiles, 1,500.000 sqm glazed porcelain, 4,800.000 sqm wall tiles (including 3rd firing) and 1,350.000 sqm extruded tiles.

Ceramic tiles made by CINCA help create an individual and stylish environment however large or small, whether bathroom or kitchen, car showroom or shopping mall. The use of ceramic tiles is advantageous, as they are easily cleaned and maintained, fire resistant and allergy-free, and don’t forget – they’re natural products.

Customer service is top priority at Cinca. Considerable investments in IT have been made, which allow on-line communication between all our production sites. The all-new CAD system provides effective response to demands related to product development.

CINCA develops its products and product concepts in close co-operation with internationally renowned design studios as well as colour and fashion trend consultants. In this way CINCA is able to respond to new orientations in customer preferences while at the same time fulfilling the needs of architects & urban planners in their constant search for new colour and product combinations with no compromise on quality.

The large variety and flexibility of the CINCA product ranges will provide our customers with the perfect solution for the renovation of any space.

Today Cinca has a world wide capacity scope, and a strong leadership position in the ceramics market.

The Future

Throughout our history, Cinca’s foremost ambition has been to grow and evolve. Gradually, we have built up a reputation in the world of ceramics, and today we are in a position to forge ahead into the future with confidence. In order to consolidate our position and face the challenges of a world leader in ceramics, Cinca combines technology and decades of experience, resulting in an exceptional product. High technology and innovative methods enable us to offer an extensive range of floor tiles with high resistance, outstanding quality and undeniable beauty.

We believe that the continuous investment in human resources, new materials and technology will result in a tight proximity between our products and the needs of the consumer.

Cinca strategy is to develop new products based on interior decoration and adopt a service-oriented approach.

You only get one chance to impress. Cinca uses past experience & innovative thinking to create products that are of superior quality and are innovative in design: we want to make sure that chance is maximized.

Cinca – innovative solutions to future market demands.


Rua Principal, nº 39
Apartado 12
P-4509-908 Fiães VFR
T: 00351 22 747 64 00
F: 00351 22 747 64 90
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Nemo Tile Company Inc‎. – tile shop -New York, NY, USA.

Posted onJuly 12, 2013

Nemo Tile Company Inc. – tile shop –New York, NY, USA.

Since its modest beginnings in Jamaica, Queens in 1921, Nemo Tile has offered an unmatched breadth of product. Specializing in usable tiles, the New York based company, offers a myriad of options; which run the gamete of conventional materials such as stainless steel, glass, porcelain and stone, to the more unusual; and environmentally friendly, coconut shell tile. Aside from the diverse selection of tile material, the company offers innumerable size, color, and mosaic options.

In addition to the tremendous inventory, Nemo Tile offers personalized start-to-finish customer service. Each of the three showrooms offers guests unique architectural ideas, and the realization that high-end design pieces are no longer exclusively available to those able to pay high-end prices. Nemo Tile has managed to maintain its high-level of integrity, all the while ensuring that it is meeting the needs of the current market, which demands functional, yet fashionable tile.

Please give us a call at 1 (800) NEMO-TILE or call us at one of our three client service locations throughout New York or our newest sales office in Chicago.
Manhattan, NY     212.505.0009
Jamaica, NY     718.291.5969
Hicksville, NY     516.935.5300
Midwest Region     847.651.8326

48 E 21st St,

New York, NY,

United States‎ 

(212) 505-0009

ExactMosaics – tile shop -San Francisco, CA, USA.

Posted onMay 30, 2013

ExactMosaics –  tile shop -San Francisco, CA, USA.

ExactMosaics makes mosaics for flooring and wall coverings using the natural striations and veining within marble. The high image quality is acheived by arranging the thousands of small marble pieces according to their color, tone, shading and texture. The result is a highly detailed mosaic that will last for generations.
2260 N. Point St. #2
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 650-722-2866
Fax: 415-563-6739

Nick Berg
Dealer & Reseller Services           

Alan Roth
Architectural Services
Designer Services

Superior Tile- tile shop – Manchester, NH, USA.

Posted onMay 19, 2013

Superior Tile- tile shop – Manchester, NH, USA.

Our showroom offers many choices in ceramic tile , porcelain, glass, metal, mosaic, travertine, marble and granite tiles. We also provide a wide range of design assistance to help you with your tile project. Visit our showroom and see the difference.

87 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

 Phone: 603-668-2033
Fax: 603-647-8765

Fremont Tile & Carpet- tile shop-Fremont, CA, USA.

Posted onMay 11, 2013

Fremont Tile & Carpet- tile shop-Fremont, CA, USA.

Fremont Tile & Carpet represents over 50 different Tile and Natural stone manufacturers and distributors throughout the country and the world. We carry tiles from 5/8″ x 5/8″ to 24″ x 24″. Visit our showroom for the most unique and up-to-date designs available in the market. We have over 10,000 samples of different Natural Stones, Porcelain, Ceramic, Mosaic Stone and Glass Mosaic. You will be impressed with our selections, prices, and services.

Fremont Tile & Carpet.
3138 Osgood Court,

Fremont, CA 94539,

PHONE (510) 661-9500

Fax (510) 661-9595

E-Mail Address:
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

Saturday 9am5pm

Sunday 10am to 5pm

Mosaic Design Company- tile shop -Miranda, NSW, Australia.

Posted onApril 21, 2013

Mosaic Design Company- tile shop -Miranda, NSW, Australia.

Our business is mosaics, mosaics, mosaics. We stock glass mosaic tiles in Bisazza, Trend and the Kolorine range. We also stock a range of ceramic mosaic and marble mosaics. Our extensive stock range enables us to retail, wholesale and supply trade from a sheet of tiles to any quantity that you may require. Our range of Waterline Tiles or Mosaic Features in either ceramic or glass mosaic is the largest within Australia and this enables us to meet your requirements for size, colour, shape or preferred material.

 Studio 2
Rear 235 The Boulevarde (entrance in Wingello Road)
Miranda NSW 2228

Phone: (02) 9524 1399
Fax: (02) 9542 7852
Mobile: 0411 584871

Regency Bathrooms- tile and bathrooms shop-Everton Hills, QLD, Australia.

Posted onApril 2, 2013

Regency Bathrooms- tile and bathrooms shop-Everton Hills, QLD, Australia.

Meticulously designed bathroom showroom, we endeavor to blend the latest trend with timeless elegance to a virtual visulization, showcase array of styles, colours and  workmanship,  inspire you with innovative ideas to create your private oasis.
At Regency, we offer customers the convenience of bathroom restoraion from start to finish. With a broad range of tiles, toilets, vanities, tapware, showerscreens, spas & baths, mirrors & other accessories, our freindly staff  & tradeperson are always ready to assist customers from bathroom design, colour cordination, material selection to technical consultation.

    *  Wall & floor tiles
    * Polished & non polished porcelain tiles
    * Ceramic tiles
    * Mosaic, listello, feature tiles
    * Special NONSLIPPERY  floor tiles for bathroom
 We are located at Q Plaza, 1 Queens Road (corner of Queens Rd & South Pine Rd, near IGA), Everton Hills QLD 4053.
Ph: 07 3355 0008
Mobile: 0411 727 981
Fax: 07 3355 7009

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Sun Hua- tile shop – Tullamarine, VIC, Australia.

Posted onMarch 24, 2013

Sun Hua- tile shop – Tullamarine, VIC, Australia.

Tileimporter, whole sale to public in big Melbourne area. We specialize in porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles, mosaic, listellos, basin tops and cabinets, feature stones etc. No mid man, unbeatable price and customized service.

Sun Hua

39A Lillee Cres., Tullamarine, VIC 3043

p: (03)93104118  f: (03)93104178

Tactile Mosaics- tile shop -Fitzroy B.C, VIC, Australia.

Posted onMarch 24, 2013

  Tactile Mosaics- tile shop -Fitzroy B.C, VIC, Australia.

Having been taught and mentored for more than 25 years by his father Umberto Di Virgilio, Rob has continued to employ the traditional Italian methods of tiling, while integrating modern techniques and methods.

Over the years, Rob has earned a solid reputation particularly in the craft of mosaic design and installation. Having recently completed Bisazza’s Master Mosaic Course in Italy, Rob is now proud to be the first Certified Master Mosaic Installer in Victoria.

Rob believes that knowledge and integrity are what give creativity its strength and usefulness. Renowned for the decoration of both interiors and exteriors, Tactile Mosaics enables clients to make their vision a reality, whether it is a classic, contemporary or eccentric finish they are after. Browsing the provided galleries demonstrates this ability.

Tactile Mosaic‘s was proud to work in conjunction with Dean Herald, a recognised landscape designer on a mosaic clad lap pool for their ‘resort style living’ exhibit presented in the 2007 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. The garden was awarded the Gold Medal and later aired on Better Homes & Gardens.

For more examples of our mosaic artwork, please visit the Mosaic Art Gallery…

For examples of our interior mosaic projects please visit the Interior Gallery…

For examples of our exterior mosaic projects, please visit the Exterior Gallery…

Robert DiVirgilio | Tactile Mosaics
North Fitzroy
Mobile : 0412 378 286
Tel/Fax : (03) 9489 2212
Po Box 2111,
Fitzroy B.C 3065
Email :