About us

Dado Ceramica is a ceramics company that manufactures porcelain stoneware and double-fired tiles for both residential and commercial settings.

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.

Our history

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 Gree Building Council Italia


Dado Ceramica S.r.l. has always believed that the quality service offered is the secret behind its successful performance on the market. The company therefore decided to implement a Quality Management System, with a view to continuing to improve customer satisfaction.

To this end, in July 2014, Dado Ceramica S.r.l. obtained certification from TUV Austria Cert GmbH, testifying to compliance of the company organization with the requisites set forth in the UNI EN ISO 9001 standard.

The company also implemented an Environmental Management System, and in 2015 obtained certification attesting to compliance with the requisites set forth in the ISO 14001 standard.

In 2016, compliance was also certified with the requisites set forth in the UNI CEI EN ISO 50001:2011 standard governing «Energy Management Systems”, allowing Dado Ceramica S.r.l. to continue improving its energy performance, comprising both energy efficiency and the consumption and use of energy.

In 2016 we also obtained OH SAS 18001 certification, that deals with health and safety of workers, ensuring compliance with the requirements for the Management Systems of Health and Safety at Work.

In 2017 we obtained both UNI EN ISO 14021:2016 certification (labeling of recycled material) and Singapore Green Label certification.

In 2017 Dado Group became a member of Green Building Council Italia, an independent body whose objective is the promotion of a sustainable building culture and particularly the promotion of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system.

Dado Group’s product manufactured in the production plants of Rubiera and Roteglia contain at least 40% of recycled raw material, allowing their users to access LEED credits.


Our strengths

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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