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An Italian kiln, producing high quality earthenware pottery, seeks agency and distribution agreements

Country of origin:
Country: 
ITALY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOIT20190405001
Published
08/04/2019
Last update
07/05/2020
Expiration date
22/10/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay
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Summary

Summary: 
An Italian company located in Gela, South West of Sicily, is involved in the production of traditional earthenware masonry employed not only for private building renovation but also for cultural heritage monuments and churches. The company is looking for commercial agency and distribution agreements.

Description

Description: 

The Italian kiln has been involved in the production of high quality earthenware masonry and slats since 1922, carrying on the family tradition for clay manufacturing.
In the last years, the company has been able to combine artisan methods to sophisticated machineries, paying always attention to the quality of products.
The company offers a wide range of clay goods such as traditional "Coppo" (Sicilian clay shingle employed in roof coverings), floors, tiles, bricks and salts.
All materials have been employed in building restoration, in application of new materials and in the renovation of churches and cathedrals in Sicily and in the South of Italy.
The company looks for commercial agreements and distribution agreements with partners involved in the field of building materials or design studios interested in proposing a very high quality material.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company already exports abroad especially in several towns in the South of France, where coverings of tiles made with terracotta are very appreciated. All production is treated with siloxane sealer. The siloxane protects bricks, tiles and the whole production from water leaks, it penetrates below the surface and it will not yellow, flake or peel the products surface. In this way the masonry will maintain its original appearance. The sealer keeps liquid water from entering into the bricks, and, since it penetrates deeply, UV rays cannot degrade the production. Siloxane is a 100% breathable sealer: it allows interior water vapor to leave the products substrate. Other surface sealers will keep interior water vapor trapped behind a surface sealer will freeze and cause the shingles and bricks to flake or spall. The sealer is not visible, the whole production will have the same appearance as if it were unsealed or not treated.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Future partners should be provided with means of transport for the withdrawal and distribution of products. The company should have a solid financial situation and has to work with accountants and architects. Furthermore, companies have to deal with restoration and recovery buildings.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, United Kingdom

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