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Our history

The history of Saime Ceramiche has its roots in 1938 and since then it has constantly strengthened one goal: to produce high quality porcelain stoneware. The company S.A.I.M.E (Società Anonima Industrie Materiali Edili) was born in 1938 in Sassuolo while from the mid-sixties it moved to Maranello where it is currently located. In 1987 it was taken over by the Riwal Group, subsequently becoming one of the largest and most productive plants in the area.

In 2007 the entire Riwal Group (at that time made up of the commercial brands Saime, Alfa, San Prospero and Lux) became part of the Casalgrande Padana Group. With this latest acquisition, the SAIME brand incorporates the SAN PROSPERO brand while a process of radical transformation of the site begins within the Maranello plant which, over 10 years, leads to the renewal of almost all of the plants (with a total investment in plants and building works of around 50 million euro).

In 2017, the last part of the restructuring of the factory was completed, in which an innovative ceramic slab production line was inserted.

The strength of the Saime Ceramiche Brand

Keeping up with innovation

Today the Maranello plant is one of the leading plants of the Casalgrande Padana Group specializing in large formats. The future development is that of a plant dedicated to the production of ceramic slabs with a total capacity of 15,000 m2/day, also equipped with an internal cutting and processing plant. The aim of the latest investments is to strengthen the Saime Ceramiche brand by expanding its offer of both traditional materials and the most innovative materials on the market.
From the production process to workplace safety, Saime Ceramiche guarantees high quality standards and total reliability. Innovation and social responsibility guide us constantly to support respect for the environment, workers and the final consumer.

Think green

Saime Ceramiche places a particular sensitivity to the eco-sustainability of its industrial processes at the center of its action. The constant investment of capital professionalism places the company at the forefront in the development of production systems with maximum efficiency and minimum impact, capable of guaranteeing full compliance of the environment and the excellence of a range of totally eco-compatible products.


The production cycle is strictly controlled through periodic checks.
Machines, plants and workers are equipped with the most modern safety systems.


Autonomous production of energy through an innovative cogeneration plant that allows for high energy efficiency.


All process waste, liquids, cooked and raw solids, are fully recovered within the production cycle.


Total absence of toxic and/or harmful substances within the manufacturing processes and in each phase of the production cycle.

zero emissions

The gaseous emissions are completely purified through the most advanced filtering technologies.

The LEED CERTIFICATION certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a system of certification of corporate and energy sustainability of buildings applied in over 140 countries in the world.

Developed in 1993 by the U.S. The Green Building Council (USGBC) has as its basic purpose the promotion and development of a global approach to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of buildings, from the design phase to daily management.

The certification method provides for the attribution of a score to the building recognized on the basis of the audit compliance of the same with the various Leed prerequisites and credits. Saime Ceramiche porcelain stoneware is a Leed Compliant material, meaning it meets the requirements defined by the USGBC for materials and resources in terms of percentage of recycled material, insulating effects, low polluting emissions and innovative and design properties.

This means that the use of Saime Ceramiche materials for floors and walls allows for the assignment of a score that will contribute to the award of the LEED certification.