The EU ceramics industry is a world leader in producing uniquely designed high quality ceramic products such as tiles, bricks, sanitary ware, or vitreous clay pipes. Most manufacturers are innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Even though the industry was hit hard by the economic crisis, there are signs of recovery. The European Commission’s objective is to help the ceramic industry get back on track and enhance its competitiveness.
The main challenge to the EU ceramic industry are