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About Us

Laviosa Minerals Srl is the holding company that controls the shareholdings of the Laviosa family.
These include the industrial activities of Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA, which consist in extracting, processing and distributing industrial mineral products, and the logistic  activities of Carlo Laviosa Srl, a maritime services agency, freight forwarder and terminal operator.

Our main strengths and skills lie in the control of our raw materials, our process technology, our localised production in various parts of the world, and our applicative knowledge of the product, all of which are supported by logistic services and a customer-oriented approach.


  • 1933

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

  • 1950

    Ernesto Laviosa begins the production of foundry

  • 1968

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

  • 1984

    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

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

  • 1994

    Giovanni Laviosa transfer the organoclay plant in Livorno.

  • 2008

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

  • 2009

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

  • 2010

    Giovanni Laviosa starts the Laviosa MPC, specialized in the production of bentonite based additives for Tunnelling & Drilling.

  • 2013

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

  • 2016

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