On June 21, at the headquarters of Confindustria Ceramica in Sassuolo, Centro Ceramico celebrated 40 years of activity. Over 150 participants attended the event, including CEOs and managers of ceramics industries, plant companies, surface treatment companies, lecturers and researchers of the University, representative of Certification Bodies, reporters, etc. It was May 5, 1976, when representatives of the Institutions founding the Consortium signed the Convention for the establishment of an entity still unique today. The meeting recalled the four decades of the University Consortium Ceentro Ceramico, devoted to research, technology transfer, innovation and certification for the ceramics industry, in collaboration with industrial associations and local Government.
The meeting was opened by the President of Centro Ceramico and the President of Confindustria Ceramica, followed by, the speeches of Modena Mayor, Council Member for Productive Activities of the Emilia-Romagna Region, and the Rector of the University of Bologna.
Afterwards, Giorgio Timellini – past Director (2006-2014) – outlined the history of Centro Ceramico, whereas Maria Chiara Bignozzi – Director from 2015 – depicted the current situation and the future paths.
The event ended with buffet, cake and toast in the park.