Founded in 1980 in San Matteo della Decima (Bologna), in the heart of the ceramic manufacturing district of the Emilia Romagna region, for the last 37 years the country has been evolving constantly in terms of both design and technology.
Traditionally known for its double-fired wall tiles, over the years the company has added a range of porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles.
Dado Ceramica today manufactures a kaleidoscope of ceramic surfaces, in which colour engages with material, texture with decorations and sizes with graphics for a quality, stylish way to bring a personal touch to any setting.
The company’s Italian style and craftsmanship has gained a foothold on all the main international markets, and has been a stable, distinctive presence on the Italian market since its foundation. Dado Ceramica leads the EcoDADO+Group in which it cooperates along with Antica Ceramica Rubiera and Cotto Petrus/Trial Ceramica.
|1980||Foundation of Dado Ceramica|
|1989||Creation of Dado Ceramica Group, with the acquisition of Antica Ceramica Rubiera|
|1992||In-house production of special trims for floors|
|2000||Conversion of single-fired tiles to glazed porcelain stoneware tiles|
|2002||Installation of optical sorting lines|
|2005||Production of large-size floor and wall tiles|
|2011||Introduction of octochrome HD digital technology|
|2012||Complete renovation of the Rubiera production plant: production of sizes up to 120 cm|
|2013||Start of production of 18 mm thickened tiles|
|2014||ISO 9001 certification obtained|
|2015||ISO 14001 certification obtained|
|2016||Production of sizes up to 163 cm|
|UNI CEI ISO 50001:2011 certification obtained|
|OHSAS 18001 certification obtained|
|2017||UNI EN ISO 14021:2016 (Labeling of recycled material) certification obtained|
|Singapore Green Label|
|Association to Green Building Council Italia|
|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 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.
Dado Ceramica belongs to Ecodado+ group, an industrial and commercial partnership also comprising Antica Ceramica Rubiera and Cotto Petrus/Trial Ceramica.
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