SACMI is opening up Algeria to large-size slabs and tiles. The proof? The recent inauguration of the LUXE Tile factory, bristling with SACMI technology for the manufacture of 600x600 - 900x900 slabs and strip-like formats measuring 600x1200 and 200x900 mm in both red body and glazed white body.
LUXE-TILE, to which the Technoceram brand (a leading player in the Algerian ceramic industry) belongs, is located in the Batna district, an emerging ceramic hub that is already home to a dozen new factories.
From body preparation to firing, SACMI is supplying all the main machines for the two production lines: these include a latest-generation MMC 092 continuous modular mill, flanked by an 18,000 litre-an-hour SACMI ATM. SACMI is also providing two PH5000 XXL presses: ideal for medium-large formats, these will operate in conjunction with two 5-tier horizontal dryers. Completing the order are two glazing lines, two cutting-edge kilns and a complete SACMI-Nuova Sima storage system featuring LGVs (Laser Guided Vehicles).
In addition to gaining a capacity to manufacture large slabs – a first on the Algerian market – LUXE Tile is also getting ground-breaking SACMI systems that limit environmental impact, such as the complete filtering system supplied by SACMI-Eurofilter. What's more, the lines have been equipped with a BMR dry grinding system. BMR is a SACMI Group company that specialises in cutting, polishing and lapping solutions.
The leading partner in the construction and start-up of this new factory, SACMI has worked closely with LUXE-TILE (e.g. previously supplying two lines for their Technoceram plants).
The shift towards large-sized slabs is a significant one, with the new LUXE Tile lines, which once again confirm SACMI attention to the Algerian market, as a strategic market regaining its place among the international major producers in the ceramics industry.