» A more than 120-year success story

1899

31.10. Founding of the company by Heinrich Albert as Thonindustrie AG Klingenberg

1900

approx. 72,000 m2 annual production (with approx. 110 employees) production program: mosaic slabs, plasters, glazed wall panels as well as red-tone refractory and acid-resistant products

1923

Vital Daelen takes over the management of the company and leads it to a heyday in the following years until 1928

1939

First tunnel kiln for floor tiles is ignited

1945

Installation of a lignite gas production plant

1949

Annual production approx. 400,000m2 (with approx. 380 employees)

1953

Commissioning of a second tunnel kiln

1959

Construction of the third tunnel kiln

1961

Introduction of dry treatment

1967

Gradual conversion of the production of mosaic and wall tiles to floor tiles

1975

Installation of a wet treatment with spray tower

1979

Start of production of furnace tiles

1981

Sale of the family business to the Pegulan Group

1982

New company name: Klingenberg Dekoramik GmbH

1986

Acquisition by the Swedish group Tarkett/Stora

1991

Association of all ceramic works of the group (Klingenberg Decoramik, Ricchetti/Italy, Höganäs/Sweden, Pukkila/Finland) in the “United Tiles Group”

1993

Commissioning of a new roller kiln

1995

Ricchetti’s acquisition of United Tiles Group and IPO

1998

New production plant in Klingenberg with capacity increase to 1.5 millionm2 (with approx. 130 employees)

1998

The Ricchetti Group acquires CINCA in Portugal

1999

Merger of the Ricchetti Group with Cisa-Cerdisa/Italy

2006

Start of production of large-format stoneware tiles (30 x 60 and 45 x 45 cm) with aesthetically sophisticated surface design

2012

Setting the laboratory tile production

2013

Commissioning of 2 modern inkjet systems

2014

Certification according to ISO 50001 Energy Management

2019

ROY Ceramics SE acquires Klingenberg Dekoramik GmbH

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