The world leading ceramic tile manufacturing groups

The American giant Mohawk Industries, Inc. leads once again the 2015 rankings of the world top 25 groups and companies producing ceramic tiles, according to the analysis carried out by Ceramic World Review. As of 31/12/2015, the output of the US multinational was estimated between 225 and 245 million sq.m, and sales reached 3.013 billion dollars in the tile segment alone, equivalent to 37% of the group’s total revenues. 

The Thai group SCG was second in terms of output volumes (206 million sq.m), but behind in sales revenues (755 million euros), followed by the Mexican group Lamosa with an estimated output of around 110 million sq.m. There are a dozen or so companies with outputs of between 50 and 100 million square metres, including three Brazilian groups, which however trail significantly in terms of revenues.

Following major expansion programmes, Pamesa and Kajaria have climbed the rankings and are now in the top 10. The Brazilian group Portobello has also entered the rankings with an output of 42 million sq.m,, also thanks to the start up of the new Pointer facility.


Ceramic World Review’s analysis provides key data for all 25 leading groups, including the figures for export share, number and location of tile production plants, as well as turnover generated purely from the sale of ceramic tiles. This allows a fairer comparison to be made between large groups which often operate in multiple segments.

However, due to the lack of a sufficient quantity of data, a number of groups have been omitted, such as the largest Italian player, Concorde Group, the Egyptian Cleopatra group, and a number of Chinese manufacturers with capacities above 35 million sq.m/year.

  • Read the complete article published on Ceramic World Review no. 118/2016

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