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 Green Building Council Italia
  GREENGUARD Certification obtained
2018 UPEC Certification obtained

Certifications

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.


Ecodado+group

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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