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About Us

Laviosa is the holding company that controls the shareholdings of the Laviosa family.
These include the industrial activities of Laviosa Industrial, which consist in extracting, processing and distributing industrial mineral products, and the logistic  activities of Laviosa Maritime, 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.


  • 1922
  • 1933

    A plant is acquired in Livorno and the production of micronized coal begins.

  • 1950

    The production of foundry bentonites starts.

  • 1968

    The production of new bentonite and coal based products starts in the new plant of Galvani Street in Livorno.

  • 1984

    The plant in da Vinci Street in Livorno is acquired; there, the production of cat litter starts and the GCL plant is installed.

  • 1992

    Cat litter production is concentrated in Minersarda. Laviosa Promasa is founded, for the transformation of bentonites for foundry additives.

  • 1994

    The organoclay plant is moved to Livorno.

  • 2008

    Sanayi ve Ticaret is founded. The production of industrial bentonites begins in Fatsa.

  • 2009

    Laviosa Trimex for the production of industrial bentonites starts in the Pundi plant.

  • 2010

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

  • 2013

    5% of the Chinese  supplier of organoclays Zhejiang Hongyu New Materials is acquired, in order to strengthen
    global market presence.

  • 2016

    The shareholding in the Indian company is increased up to 100% and its name is changed into Laviosa India Pvt Ltd.

  • 2017

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

  • 2017

    The shareholding in the French company increases up to 100%. The name is changed into Laviosa France.

  • 2020

    100% of France Litiere is acquired, an important cat litter manufacturer in France.