Group
Presentation
2019

About us

We are one of Europe’s leading companies for research and transformation of bentonites into high added-value ideas and solutions.

Our main strength and capabilities are control of raw materials, process technology, production localization around the world, product applicative expertise, integrated with a customer oriented approach and logistic services.

  • Our philosophy

    We are committed to providing our collaborators with the tools and professional opportunities that will secure continuity and economic stability for them and their families into the future. We aim to achieve this by maintaining a transparent company policy focussing on the enhancement of diverse cultures, aptitudes and skills in a context of shared results.

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    Innovation

    We continuously carry out research and development into innovative solutions that can improve our customers’ product performance in terms of quality and efficiency. That is why a large part of our annual profits are reinvested in the ongoing innovation of processes, products and services.

    Sustainability

    Everything we do, from the mining, transport and processing of the minerals to the environmental rehabilitation phase, is carried out in a way that is mindful to the environment and that protects the health and safety of our collaborators and of the communities living close to our mining and production sites.

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    Sharing

    We are fully committed to the sharing of our ethical values with a spirit of participation, involving all those who work with and for our company.

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    Integrity

    We strongly believe that real prospects for shared growth can only exist in a context where relations with our stakeholders are based on respect, trust and transparency.

History

  • The Beginnings

    1933 Timeline

    Carlo Laviosa acquires a plant in Livorno and begins the production of micronized coal.

  • 1950 Timeline

    Ernesto Laviosa begins the production of foundry bentonites.

  • The Company's Growth

    1968 Timeline

    Ernesto Laviosa begins the production of new bentonite and coal based products in the new plant of Galvani Street in Livorno.

  • 1984 Timeline

    Ernesto Laviosa acquires the plant in da Vinci Street in Livorno where he begins the production of cat litter and installs the GCL plant.

  • 1992 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa concentrates the cat litter production in Minersarda and founds the Laviosa Promasa for the transformation of bentonites for foundry additives.

  • 1994 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa transfer the organoclay plant in Livorno.

  • 2008 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa starts the Laviosa Sanayi ve Ticaret and begins the production of industrial bentonites in Fatsa.

  • 2009 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa, together with the Koneru family, starts the Laviosa Trimex for the production of industrial bentonites in the Pundi plant.

  • The Internationalization Process

    2010 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa starts the Laviosa MPC specialized in the production of bentonite based additives for tunnelling & drilling.

  • 2013 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa acquires 5% of the Chinese supplier of organoclays Zhejiang Hongyu New Materials to strengthen global market presence.

  • 2016 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa increases the shareholding in the Indian company to 100% and changes its name to Laviosa India.

  • 2017 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa increases the shareholding in the French company to 100% and changes its name to Laviosa France.

  • 2018 Timeline

    Giovanni Laviosa acquires 100% of the French Damolin Etrechy specialized in Cat Litter.

Key figures

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Headquarter

Livorno, Italy

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Consolidated Turnover

77,4 Mio €

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Yearly material processed

300.000+ tons

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Headcount

280

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Customers

1.100+

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Global presence

80+ countries

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Product classes

50+

Product codes

800+

Our presence worldwide

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  • Plants
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  • settings Mines
LCM Worldwide
  • Total Consolidated Sales (in K€)

    Total Consolidated Sales
  • Sales per Geographic Area

    Sales per Geographic Area

Research & Development

Structure & Organization

Quality System & Procedures Management

Guarantees production of the documentation to support the definition of procedures for the most important company processes and their flows.

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Prospecting for new Raw Materials

Strategic activity for the company, which aims to guarantee the reliability and uniqueness of its product range.

Raw Material Product and Processing Management

Is an activity related to the scouting of new raw materials and their processing and adaptation to the specific applications.

Quality Control Management

Our product is traced, step by step from the mine to the end user with each step being carefully checked against standards and specifications.

Product Management

Consists of a group of technical experts who are fully familiar with product applications and their designated markets.

Mining

We are securing our bentonite reserves worldwide: Sardinia, Turkey, India and France, are our own mining locations close to our industrial operations. Mining requires long term vision and planning to guarantee the raw materials qualities and volumes requested by the customer and markets served today and long term.

For this reason the company continuously invest in new explorations, drillings, quality and quality assessment of new and existing reserves to secure 100% of our current and future raw material needs for the next 15 years.

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Santa Maria III Mine During mining operations
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Santa Maria III Mine During restoration

Mining operation is always done by experts in the respect of the applicable laws, environmental and stakeholders respect.
Appropriate land restoration is secured by scrupulous and meticulous operations both before and after excavation.

Typical Production Processes

Typical Production Processes

Business Segments

  • Foundry

    Foundry

    Bentonites and Additives for Green and Shell moulding.

    Pet Care

    Cat Litters

    Cat Litters and Hygiene Products for cats & dogs

    Coatings, Plastics & Construction

    Additives

    Rheological Additives for Solvent and Water Coatings.

    Nanoclays

    Nanoclays for Nanocomposites

    Lining & Waterprooofing Technologies

    Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    Geosynthetic Clay Liners for environmental protection and construction waterproofing.

    Bentonite

    Bentonite for absorbing hydrocarbons.

    Civil Engineering

    Drilling, Tunneling & C.E.

    Special Foundations, Grouting, Horizontal Drilling, Vertical & Deviated Drilling, Polymers

  • Performance Additives

    Household & Personal Care

    Household & Personal Care

    Beverage

    Beverage

    Paper

    Paper

    Waste Water Treatment

    Waste Water Treatment

    Ceramic

    Ceramic

    Animal Feed & Agricolture

    Animal Feed & Agricolture

    Fats and Oil Bleaching

    Fats and Oil Bleaching

    Tannery

    Tannery

    Other Industrial Additives

    Other Industrial Additives

Sales Repartition per Segment 2018

Sales Repartition per Segment
Steel Cast Iron Non-ferrous Foundries
  • Foundry

    Applications Product Description Main Brands
    Steel Cast Iron Non-ferrous Foundries Green moulding process Bentonite Bentocol®
    Bentonite and coal dust mix Premix
    Ready to use sand Sandbond
    Starch Pretap
    Shell moulding process Precoated sand Precoated Sand LH
    Resin-sand casting process Chromite sand Cromite LCM
    Silica sand Silicatec
    Olivine Sand Olivina LCM
    Recarburazing Granular coke and graphite Graphicol
    Slag removal Granular perlite Descoril
    Product Solutions Releasing agent Licopodio
    Graphites Amorphous 70C Silver 90C
    Sealing stripes Ital Seal
  • Coatings, Construction and Plastics

    Applications Product Description Main Brands
    Rheological Additives Solvent Borne Coatings Waxes Laviosa Viscogel
    Organoclays
    Water Borne Coatings Purified Bentonite Laviothix®
    Construction Laviokoll®
    Nanocomposites Cable & wires Nanoclays Dellite®
    Tyres
    Packaging
  • Drilling, Tunnelling & Civil Engineering

    Applications Product Description Main Brands
    Special Foundations Cut off Walls
    Barrettes
    Drilled piles & Micropiles
    Diaphrams Walls
    Bentonite
    Polymers
    Plugging agents
    Bentosund®
    Fluidstop®
    Vinilmud®
    Geostop®
    Laviostop®
    Laviodis®
    Termoplast®
    Horizontal drilling and Tunnelling Tunnelling
    Microtunneling
    HDD
    Bentonite
    Polymers
    Chemicals
    Plugging agents
    Vertical drilling and Deviated Wells Oil & Gas and Deep Geothermal Drilling
    Water Well Drilling
    Mineral Exploration
    Bentonite
    Polymers
    Chemicals
    Plugging agents
    Grouting Backfill Grouting
    Grouting fot Geothermal Probes
    Earthing Compound
    Grouting for Screeds
    Polymers
    Baryte
    Bentonite
    Grouting Mix
  • Lining and Waterproofing Technologies

    Applications Product Description Main Brands
    Environment Landfills and Mining
    GCL
    Sealing bentonites
    Modulo Geobent®
    Laviobent
    Transportation
    Hydraulics
    Buildings Construction Waterproofing GCL Edilmodulo®
    Sealing bentonites Laviobent
    Sealing paste Laviomastic
    Waterstop Lavioseal®
    Absorbents Pollution control Bentonites Adsorb®
  • Performance Additives

    Applications Product Description Main Brands
    Household & Personal Care Powder detergents
    Liquid / creamy formulation
    White & colored speckles bentonite Detercol®
    Detersoft®
    Detercal®
    Laviothix®
    Beverage Wine
    Fruit Juice
    Powder and granulated bentonite Enobent®
    Spherobent®
    Paper Retention
    Pitch control
    Powder bentonite Laviofloc®
    Papercol®
    Laviopur®
    Waste Water Treatment Waste water treatment Powder bentonite
    Bentonite based compounds
    Laviopur®
    Ceramics Bodies
    Glazes
    White powder bentonite Laviothix®
    AGB®
    Animal feed & Agriculture Feedstuff
    Agriculture
    Powder / granular bentonite Globalfeed®
    AGB®
    Miscellaneous Fats and Oil Bleaching
    Tannery
    Bituminous Solutions
    Powder bentonite KristalKlear®
    AGB®
    Laviothix®
  • Cat Litters, Accessories & Pet Care Products

    Products Type of Product Material Brands
    Bentonite Litters White Clumping
    Clumping Micro
    Clumping Standard
    Bentonite Lindocat®
    SignorGatto®
    Sepiolite & Urasite Litters Premium
    Standard
    Standard for rodents & reptiles
    Sepiolite
    Urasite
    Absorbent Litters Light
    Biodegradable
    Hygienic Sand
    Silica Gel
    Wood Pellet & Recycled Paper
    Marine Grit
    Accessories & Pet Care Products Litter Deodorant
    Cleansing Wipes
    Absorbent Mats
    - Lindocat®

Management Systems & Certifications

Certificate Companies / product families First issue date
Logo UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA 2000
UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 Santa Maria III mine (Sardinia) 2006
Logo SA 8000:2008
– Social Accountability
Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA 2006
Logo CE product certification Geosynthetics Clay Barriers range 2007
Logo Administrative Responsibility L.231 Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA 2008
SEDEX Cat Litter 2010
Logo HACCP Bentonite for beverage treatments 2011
FAMI-QS Bentonites as feed additive 2012
Logo Kosher certificate Bentonites for beverage treatments 2011
Customs Certification Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA 2011
Logo White List Partecipation Release L170/2012-A -III Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA 2015

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