Imola Tile


Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola

One hundred and thirty three years of tradition

Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola is the oldest work and production cooperative in Italy. One hundred and thirty three years of tradition, characterised by a blend of production and human values, history and culture. A long artistic journey, which has led the company to its current leading position as regards the production of ceramic materials for architecture and design; representing the undisputed allure of the made in Italy round the world.

A history full of intense passions.
On 22 June 1874, Giuseppe Bucci handed over his crockery and majolica factory, dating from the mid eighteenth century, to his workers, with the intention of contributing “to the progress of industry and the economic improvement of its workers”. The founding father’s conviction, reaffirmed in various articles of association and in the Brotherhood Pact, signed by the company’s historic partners, lies at the heart of the company’s style and approach: safeguarding and promoting work as a fundamental asset, for both the individual and society, a primary requirement, capable of transforming not just reality, but man himself.

In 1883 the Artistic Department was opened, the pride of Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola. Through its participation in the Torino Exposition, strongly advocated by the artistic director at the time, Gaetano Lodi, the Imola company burst on to the international scene, rapidly acquiring fame and renown. The quality of its products, together with the vivacity of its colours and decorative motifs, immediately had a unique impact round the world.

1913: the production of tiles began, subsequently representing the company’s primary production activity. 1922: the need to expand the factory premises led to the acquisition of a late nineteenth century ex-glassworks, a workshop which, over time, was converted to ceramics production. Thanks to scrupulous and faithful restructuration work, the location has become an example of industrial archaeology and, at the same time, the historic site of the Museum, exhibition room and artisan workshop.

1928: the King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III, visited the Cooperative’s factories, thereby testifying, on a national level, the level of fame and success which the company had achieved. An act of recognition which has been renewed each year, thanks to the interest displayed by the highest authorities of the State, as well as personalities from the world of culture, politics and business.

1990: for Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, an important decade began, marked by major development and constant growth. A stimulating period which found its maximum expression in the creation of new company head offices: a project conceived with the intention of uniting tradition with innovation.

Today, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola is positioned at the top of its sector, in terms of technology and production capacity. An example of high technology capable of satisfying every request made by the international market, which is the source of more than 72% of the company turnover. The production of tiles, which originally consisted in traditional double-firing, now ranges from single-firing to rapid double-firing, from glazed porcelain stoneware to full body porcelain stoneware. And so on, through to special items, with decorative elaborations and third firing. In addition, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola now provides new sophisticated solutions for building construction, thanks to large size tiles, single piece slabs for steps and window ledges; solutions aimed at various sectors such as domestic, urban and industrial fixtures and fittings.


Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola is a leading company in the manufacture of ceramic material for construction and architecture and has a production potential of over 20 million square meters per year. It is divided into three factories, each of which is specialized in a particular type of production (double-fired, single-fired, glazed porcelain and fine porcelain stoneware).

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