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Innovation and investment

We look to the future, empowered by our roots.

During the most difficult years for the global ceramic industry, we put all our efforts into achieving results that seemed like dreams. This page summarises the most recent stages of a journey that has led to Florim’s current passion, courage and desire to innovate.

Our Florim factories comply with the highest standards and our goal is to constantly improve processes with a constant focus on environmental impact. Our investments are also moving in this direction, introducing important innovations in terms of both production and logistics. Two of our huge factories are particularly notable. They are practically the same from an aesthetic standpoint; they boast the same high technology and the same Industry 4.0 approach.

 

Industry 4.0 factory - Mordano (Bologna)

70 million euros and just 6 months of construction time resulted in a 56,000 sq m production plant that adjoins the existing factory. A new technologically advanced hub, high automation and data and plant interconnections mark a new milestone for the global ceramic industry. This is where Florim's large-format slabs were first devised.

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Industry 4.0 factory - Fiorano Modenese (Modena)

A powerhouse of technology and automation covering an area of 48,000 square meters adjacent to the company's headquarters, the factory is dedicated exclusively to the processing and logistical management of Florim Magnum Oversize large-format slabs.

Out of the interaction of the two production plants springs a new market response service: from the placing of the order to its processing, and from packaging to shipping, each and every inquiry is treated as exclusive and in a bespoke manner according to the new Make-To-Order logic.

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The milestones of Florim's latest investments

A long journey has led Florim to have the plant engineering set-up it enjoys today. From the energy supply perspective, we can count on two cogeneration systems, one in Fiorano (since 2011) and one in Mordano (since 2017), as well as a 12.2 MWp photovoltaic array. The main Fiorano Modenese headquarters has 42,000 square meters of photovoltaic panels that can reach a peak power of 7.7 MWp. Installation of the first panels was completed in 2012 and these were subsequently upgraded in 2020. The second system, with a photosensitive area of 26,000 square meters, was commissioned in 2019 on the roof of plant 2. In 2022, a new 22,000 square meter 4.5 MWp facility went into operation at the Mordano plant.

A key milestone in Florim's investments dates back to 2013, when a new 30,000 square meter logistics yard was completed with a vertical warehouse automated using a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and a geo-location system (GPS plus and integrated cameras). Pioneering management for the ceramics industry. In the latter part of 2020, during a prolonged period of reduced global mobility, the company invested in innovative technologies to move closer to the market and to key stakeholders. Two new spaces were created (2013) in Florim Gallery, a multifunctional showroom in the Fiorano headquarters. These are Florim Arena and Florim Connections, two significant investments in the digital world that allow us to strengthen ties with our partners even when it is now possible to travel once again.

2018 - Fiorano Modenese 4.0 Factory


A large job site is taking shape in the Fiorano Modenese Florim Headquarters and it will lead to the construction of a new example of 4.0 industry. A 48,000 m2 structure connected to the Mordano plant and designed to handle and process large sheets.

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2017 - Mordano 4.0 Factory


A new and technologically advanced hub, high automation and interconnection of data and systems mark a new benchmark for the global ceramics industry.

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