One of the most dynamic and productive brands of the Modena ceramics district, Lea Ceramiche has a far-reaching national and international coverage, with a capillary presence in more than 80 countries in the 5 continents around the world. In addition to Italy, the main markets are the United States, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. Lea Ceramiche is part of Panariagroup Industrie Ceramiche S.p.a., a leading international ceramics group quoted in the Star segment of the Italian stock exchange, which also owns the brands Panaria, Cotto d’Este, Fiordo, Blustyle in Italy; Margres, Love Tiles in Portugal and Florida Tile in the United States of America. Over the years, Lea Ceramiche has been the company in the group which has seen the most significant transformation, becoming one of the most prestigious businesses on the world ceramics scene. This has been possible thanks to large and constant investments aiming to create successful collections with a strong personality based on careful research into style, appearance and performance, for every season. Excellence, innovation, enthusiasm, aesthetics, competency and reliability: these are the founding values of Lea Ceramiche, the Fiorano Modenese-based company which designs and produces floor and wall ceramics for all kinds of settings. The company’s ability to innovate lies in its continuous experimentation, which leads to the development of cutting-edge production systems and technologies and allows Lea Ceramiche to supply its customers with a wide range of high quality products which lie at the top end of the market in terms of excellent technical performance and design qualities. The synergy of products, research and design provides professionals with a range of items able to satisfy a wide field of design needs, with a view to sustainability and improved visual coordination with the architecture and the furnishings. Slimtech is one example of this: the revolutionary laminated stoneware, just 3 mm thick and extra-sized at 1 x 3 metres, suited for uses which until now have not been accessible to traditional ceramics. Lea Ceramiche’s commitment to environmental protection is constant. In all phases of the production cycle, close attention is paid to the working environment, raw materials and packaging; every process is monitored to assure energy savings and environmental protection. The continuous drive for improvement and the deep commitment to communication on all levels – including the presence in trade fairs with remarkable stands – and the collaboration with international designers, have led to the opening in 2010 of the first Lea Ceramiche showroom in the centre of Milan, in via Durini. A concrete sign of the vitality and will of the company to meet both professionals and other public audiences, the area offers a personal viewpoint for decorations and surfaces, narrated through temporary installations and with different colour and composition solutions created using the Lea Ceramiche collections. Vision To take charge of the high market belt and improve the quality of life of its users through the concept that the ceramic product is not a simple surface material, but a determining furnishing element for the aesthetic result of every environment. Lea Ceramiche proposes furnishing solutions of indisputable technological and design quality by seeking the maximum protection of the environment. Values An inclination towards changes, excellence, proficiency, technological innovation, reliability, research for the maximum quality of the products through care of aesthetics, stylistic research and the content of design, respect of the environment, special attention to the staff and investment in communication, these are the values that today characterise the Company’s strategy.