Seieffe Industrie, is a company operating in the production of quartz-resin agglomerates using Bretonstone® technology; its material is known under the OKITE brand name. The company is located in one of the most beautiful historical and scenic places in Campania, the Caudina Valley, between two natural parks and the scene of the famous battle between the Romans and the Samnites "Le Forche Caudine".
It is one of the Izzo family companies and has an industrial tradition of over 60 years, which began with the founder Luigi Izzo, whose entrepreneurial history is characterised by winning choices pursued with enthusiasm and determination.
A commitment to innovation, care for design and constant research in the field of raw materials have led the company to expand its core business over the years. Founded as a company dedicated to the production of cement products and prefabricated elements - both in the public and private sectors- in the early 2000s it decided to diversify its production and enter the world of quartz surfaces.
Today, Seieffe is a solid industrial group headed by Antonio Izzo, which operates in various sectors: building construction, prefabrication and production of quartz surfaces for quality furniture. All the companies in the group are managed by the Izzo family.
TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY: THE FUTURE OF THE QUARTZ MARKET
"Today, we are in a phase of generational change at Seieffe. Young people have been joining us and they are bringing a breath of fresh air, enthusiasm, energy and experience.
We are living in a particular moment: the market is shrinking because of Covid and we imagine that the 'new normal' will force us to find alternative ways of approaching the market. We must continue to improve and perfect the product, giving more service to the customer and to those who prefer us.
Currently, there are two main challenges we are facing: keeping up with technological evolution and ensuring high levels of security within the company. As far as technology is concerned, a great effort has been made over the last few decades and it is now possible to produce slabs of giant dimensions, extra-thin thicknesses and with aesthetic effects that were unimaginable just a few years ago. This allows us to significantly expand the applications of our products, increasing their popularity.
As far as safety is concerned, we are aware that crystalline silica is a serious problem. Also coming from the mining business, we have always been particularly sensitive to this issue, and it has helped us at SEIEFFE to refine our control measures in order to reduce the risk to below the levels set by law.
The Bioquartz® industrialised by Breton is a valid solution, but a major information campaign is needed so that the stonemason understands the higher levels of safety for himself and his workers.