Cerrad has finished the construction of a new, fully automated factory in Starachowice. The investment consisted in building one of the most modern tile production plants in the world, worth 120 million PLN. Advanced production technologies enable to manufacture the biggest large format tiles in Poland, 160 x 320 cm.
It is the company’s third production plant located in Starachowice. The implemented technological solutions enable to expand the Cerrad’s product portfolio. At the factory, which covers an area of 32 000 m2, 80 employees will be contracted and the production output will reach 4 million m2 of tiles per year.
– Our production plant is the effect of the implemented development strategy which consists in investing in infrastructure and technology, in order to offer innovative products which set new trends in the interior design. I have no doubt that large format tiles ULTIME, 160 x 320 cm, set such a trend. Now we can offer products which were not available earlier on the market. We make designers’ and investors’ dreams come true – says Paweł Bąk, the President of the Cerrad’s Board.
The modern technology which enables to obtain a unique design effect, opens new segments of the market for the company and strengthens its position as the industry’s innovator. The new technological solutions allow to introduce new lines of high performance and highly aesthetic products. The new premium brand ULTIME redefines the notion of large format tiles and opens new design opportunities – particularly for construction projects. It is worth mentioning that the tiles are pressed as pieces 160 x 480 cm and then cut before the firing, making it possible to choose their final size. This method allows for the production of smaller sizes so as to expand the collection and offer customers a wider range of products. The tiles will be available in three versions: matt, polished and lappato.
The new plant has already begun production of porcelain tiles. The modern production line complete with dry pressing technology is capable of producing high-quality products with thicknesses ranging from 3 to 20 mm. Along with the Ultime brand collections, the new plant will also be able to produce much more affordable products catering for a wider group of customers, such as color body porcelain for indoor and outdoor use and weatherproof tiles suitable for terraces and gardens.
Large size Ultime slabs are already available on the Polish market and later this year will reach customers in Europe, Asia and the USA.