Fiandre, a leading company in the production of high range full-body porcelain stoneware, has a presence in over 100 countries throughout the world with a wide choice of solutions for floors and coverings which range from the contract to the wellness and residential industry, and from the medical to the leisure industry, responding to all building and living requirements. Right from the very start, Fiandre was strongly motivated towards its connotation as an innovative company, with high technological content and forward-looking vision. It was the first of the companies in the industry to believe in porcelain stoneware and in a 20x20 cm format, which was considered remarkable in the 1960s. It continued with undeniable success along a path marked by new goals to reach, consolidating its business in all the markets acquired over the years, creating a widespread network of showrooms which became leading-edge examples for the world of architecture. A key account sector was developed, enabling the company to communicate and grow in the presence of Italian leaders such as Ferrari, Fendi, Fiat and Armani, and to introduce Italian tradition to foreign giants like Dior, Jaguar, Givenchy and Nike. Its commitment is based on over 50 years’ history, during which quality, skill and innovation went hand in hand, bringing the company into a predominant market position. Its constant attention to environmental issues is the social commitment that distinguishes Fiandre in its goal, thanks to its constant quest, in order to design and create excellent products using purer raw materials, the same that give life to quarry materials like marble, granite and ancient stone, inspirations of Fiandre’s leading- edge collections. The pureness of the raw materials, along with the most advanced technology and continuous study of the aesthetic trends and advanced design, is a guarantee of long-lasting results. Constant updating of the technological tools available to the company is what enables it to best protect the environment from the harmful effects of industrialisation, always focusing on new opportunities. The tangible results of Fiandre’s efforts are recognised by ISO 1400 and EMAS certifications and LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), an energy-environmental quality assessment system issued by the Green Building Council, for the construction of high performance "green" buildings with respect for nature, a certification that is constantly updated with detailed analyses of manufactured collections. Over 250 Fiandre materials have now obtained this important certification, the guarantee of a green production chain. Fiandre is making its entry into the future, in its “second” 50 years of history, following the natural evolution of this path with the launch of a new generation ceramic, both with the revolution represented by the eco-active materials Active Clean Air & Antibacterial CeramicTM, which enrich Fiandre slabs with bactericidal and anti- pollution characteristics, and with the creation of the Maximum collection, which focuses on a new extraordinary format, the largest ever made. With a generous surface area of 4.5 m2, each 300x150 cm and just 6 mm thick slab is evidence of the evolution of a material that can now respond to the requirements of a design world that is constantly developing. An exceptional step forwards for a global company, with a presence throughout the world and that fully meets the requirements of its partners. A versatile company that guarantees a significant presence in the USA, central Europe and worldwide thanks to select, highly specialist retailers: this is Fiandre Architectural Surfaces.