Cerrad is investing over 26 million euros in groundbreaking technology. An innovative and ecological pilot line for the production of large-format stoneware tiles with a deep structure is being built in Starachowice. The manufacturer is also focusing on environmentally friendly solutions.
Thanks to innovative solutions, the construction of a special line dedicated to the production of large-format ceramic tiles in stoneware technology is currently in the works. This line will allow for the utilization of the soft waste material created at the product formation stage and it will also aid in the manufacturing of products with a much deeper structure. The designed production line will help to introduce new and unique products onto the market. In addition, the technology will help to reduce the demand for raw materials, water and energy, and it will increase the production economy while at the same time reducing the company’s environmental footprint.
The pilot line will be located alongside the production plant in Starachowice. Cerrad announced a tender for the selection of machinery and equipment suppliers in the second half of December 2020.
Despite the existing reality during this time of the pandemic, we find new and effective solutions, while persistently putting into action our chosen development strategy, which is based on the further implementation of ambitious projects – declares Paweł Bąk, Chairman of the Board at Cerrad. This unique on a European scale, eco-friendly line, is proof that Cerrad focuses on innovation and the expansion of its product portfolio, while at the same time remaining a socially responsible enterprise – adds the Chairman of the Board.
Cerrad successfully combines the world of science with the company’s practices. By working together with the AGH University of Science and Technology, Cerrad is able to complete research and developmental projects recognized by various public institutions and receives considerable subsidies from European Funds for their completion. – We focus our attention on the expansion of our own developmental base by also taking advantage of our domestic, scientific achievements from the recognized industry experts, creating innovative solutions aiding in the production processes and in protecting the natural environment – comments Robert Chlowiński, Director of EU Projects at Cerrad. The National Center for Research and Development as well as the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management are amongst some of the institutions that help to finance the companies’ activities.
The production start date is planned for the beginning of 2022. Cerrad will receive a 40% subsidy from the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Development 2014-2020 Operational Program co-financed by the European Union. The project is being completed as part of the “Fast Track” competition run by the National Center for Research and Development.