It was founded in 1961 at Rubiera, near Reggio Emilia, in the centre of the ceramic manufacturing district, straddling the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena. It has been making floor and wall tiles for over 50 years, expanding steadily in the Italian and international markets.
The ongoing investment in production technologies, research and development has made Antica Ceramica Rubiera a modern and dynamic industrial company, manufacturing ceramic materials that are known for their superior technical performance and high aesthetic standards, making them a perfect match for contemporary trends.
The company has focused on regeneration by applying modern systems based on digital technology and cutting edge integrated engineering solutions, leading Antica Ceramica Rubiera to become a laboratory of technology in recent years, capable of creating, developing and producing new ceramic content.
|1961||Foundation of Antica Ceramica Rubiera|
|1989||Joined Dado Ceramica Group|
|1992||In-house production of trim tiles for flooring|
|2000||Conversion of single-fired ceramics to glazed porcelain stoneware|
|2002||Installation of optical sorting lines|
|2005||Production of large sizes|
|2011||Introduction of octochrome HD digital technology|
|2012||Total refit of the manufacturing facility at Rubiera: production of sizes up to 120 cm|
|2013||Start of production of 18 mm thicknesses|
|2014||ISO 9001 Certification obtained|
|2015||Production of large 81x162 slabs|
|ISO 14001 Certification obtained|
|2016||ISO 50001 Certification obtained|
|2017||GREENGUARD Certification obtained|
|2018||UPEC Certification obtained|
Dado Group has always considered the quality of the service provided as the foundation of the company’s success, so the Group has decided to implement a Quality Management System, with a view to constantly boosting customer satisfaction. With this objective in mind, in July 2014, Dado Group obtained, from TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, the certification that the Group’s corporate organisation complies with the requisites of the UNI EN ISO 9001 standard. The company has also implemented an Environmental Management System, and in 2015, it obtained the certification of compliance with the requisites of the ISO 14001 standard.
In 2016, compliance was obtained with the requirements of the UNI CEI EN ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems standard, allowing Dado Group to continually improve its energy performance, in terms of both energy efficiency and the use and consumption of energy. The checks provided for under these regulations are particularly rigorous, and regard all company departments and functions: planning and design, provisioning, checks on products and the production process, sales, postsales assistance for all brands.
In 2016, the Group also obtained OH SAS 18001 certification, which regards the health and safety of workers, guaranteeing compliance with the requisites contemplated for Workplace Health and Safety Management Systems. In 2017, the Group obtained both UNI EN ISO 14021:2016 certification (labelling of recycled material) and the Singapore Green Label. In 2017, Dado Group became a member of Green Building Council Italia, an independent body that seeks to spread a sustainable building culture, and in particular, to promote the LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system.
Dado Group products contain at least 40% of recycled raw materials, allowing users to obtain LEED credits. In 2017, Dado Group obtained Greenguard Certification, thanks to the production of ceramic materials for the building industry, which comply with the strictest limits governing chemical emissions and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The company complies with the standards requested for the improvement of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). In 2016 and 2017, Antica Ceramica Rubiera was selected by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 110 Italian businesses among the 1000 top European SMEs, ranked based on the turnover growth rate, technological innovation and the number of jobs created. In 2017, ACR is the sole company from the ceramic field. In 2018 Dado Group obtained the UPEC certification. This, through strict tests, allows to identify the most suitable products for a special use based on their technical feautures and reflects the high quality standards achieved by the group through the investments in latest technologies and environment respect.
These certifications are the crowning glory of many years’ experience, and acknowledge the company’s constant commitment to quality, the strategic factor that is top priority for Dado Group. In accordance with the corporate quality policy, there is a section that checks and files base samples and samples of the current production; this section constantly monitors the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the products, ensuring they comply with the base samples in order to guarantee completely accurate, quality supplies.
Antica Ceramica Rubiera belongs to Ecodado+ group, an industrial and commercial partnership also comprising Dado Ceramica and Cotto Petrus/Trial Ceramica.