Centura Tile earns Ceramics of Italy distributor award

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Confindustria Ceramica, the Italian Association of Ceramics, has named Centura Tile winner of the North American Distributor Award for 2020. The award was presented during a virtual press conference at Coverings Connected, the digital edition of the show.

Each year, Confindustria Ceramica honors an exemplary North American tile distributor with the prestigious North American Distributor Award. The winner represents a company that not only has a rich history and sells a diverse array of Italian ceramic products but also demonstrates a deep passion and knowledge of their trade and a desire to build awareness around the lasting and superior quality of Italian-made design. Through this dedication, these distributors make the influential presence of Italian ceramic tile in North America what it is today.

A jury including members of the Confindustria Ceramica board of directors and representatives from Italian tile manufacturers carefully deliberated and selected Centura as this year’s winner based on the following criteria:

  • Consistency, exemplary service as an Italian tile importer and distributor
  • A high-caliber corporate image
  • Inclination towards Ceramics of Italy products in recognition of their innovative design and technical qualities
  • Fair trade practices in relation to Italian manufacturers

Centura Tile represents a brand that lives and breathes a dedication to sharing ceramics with North America, coast to coast. Not only do they have many long standing relationships with Italian tile manufacturers that date back 30 years, they also plan annual trips with architects and designers to the factories/showrooms of Sassuolo, Italy.

Centura was founded in 1933 in Toronto, Ontario by Don Cowie as Central Supply Company, and then changed to its current name in the 1980s. Since its founding over 80 years ago, Centura now has 13 locations and employs over 550 people across Canada, including Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Halifax. The company is now co-owned by the Cowie family (Toronto), DelNet family (London) and the Maddalena family (Halifax). They have been carrying Italian products since the 1960s and today, ceramic tile makes up over 65% of the company’s sales.

The award will be presented in person to Centura Tile this fall at Cersaie, which is scheduled to take place in Bologna, Italy, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2020.

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