Del Conca USA doubles tile capacity

DEL_CONCA_USA_KilnIn the two years since it opened its U.S. production facilities, Del Conca USA, a subsidiary of Del Conca Group in Italy, has put in motion plans to double its annual capacity of porcelain tile production from 32 to 65 million square feet.

Even with excellent early indicators, this increase is happening even faster than had been forecasted, it was announced by Enzo Donald Mularoni, ceo of the Del Conca Group, at the 2016 Coverings trade show in Chicago, Ill., earlier this year.

The expansion, with work expected to begin during the second half of 2016, and production to start in early 2017, involves a further investment of $30 million US both for construction and the purchase of new Italian technology.

To date, the U.S. plant, located in Loudon County, Tenn., covers 320,000 square feet, but during the course of 2016 it will be expanded to cover 430,000 square feet.

The new facilities will be dedicated to the production of large formats and tiles of increased thickness.

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