Laviosa marks 100
of activity.

100 years of industrial history.

100 years of success and challenges won, of experimentation and professional involvement.

100 years is a significant milestone that Laviosa is grateful to dedicate to all the people who have contributed to the solid growth of the company, bringing their dedication, will and talent.

  • 1922/1950

    The Beginnings

  • 1922

    Laviosa establishes in Livorno a Shipping Agency, for the commercialization of coal imported from England.

  • 1933

    The production of micronized coal begins.

  • 1950

    Ernesto Laviosa discovers the potential of bentonite and its different applications.

  • 1950/2000

    Companys Growth

  • 1973

    It is realized a plant for the production of organoclays for paints and lubricating greases.

  • 1984

    The production of cat litters and geosynthetic clay liners starts.

  • 1992

    Laviosa Promasa is founded in Spain for the transformation of bentonites into foundry additives.

  • 2000/Today


  • 2008

    It is established a company in Turkey and the production of industrial bentonites in Fatsa begins. A few years later, the production of cat litters starts.

  • 2009

    Laviosa starts a company in India for the productionof industrial bentonites.

  • 2010

    It is acquired a company in France specialized in the production of bentonite-based additives for Tunnelling & Drilling.

  • 2013

    Laviosa acquires a shareholding of Zhejiang Hongyu New Materials, specialized in the production of organoclays in China.

  • 2018 > 2020

    Laviosa acquires Damolin Etrechy and France Litière to consolidate its presence on the European cat litter market.

100 Laviosa Anniversary

Now Laviosa has become a multinational company with an international dimension and a global reach. Laviosa always operates with care and attention, respecting the environment and its shared code of values.