Cleopatra Group Milestones

Cleopatra Group has played a vital role in the developement of the country continuing to explore new horizons, by always adhering to our core values and beliefs.

A successful story

1986
COMPANY FOUNDATION
Inauguration of the first factory in 10th of Ramadan, based on a joint venture between Cleopatra and Sacmi. With a production reaching around 1,277,500 sq. mt. per year and 3 production lines, the factory is the first to manufacture tiles entirely in Egypt, taking inspiration from European design.
1987
Due to the raising demand, the factory increases the production lines, reaching the number of 6. The total production per year reaches around 2,555,000 sq. mt., including floor and wall tiles.
1988
The high quality of the tiles manufactured at 10th of Ramadan seduces the market, further increasing the demand. In order to deliver on time, an additional line is set up, reaching the total number of 7. The yearly production exceeds 3,650,000 sq. mt..
1990
A new factory is built on a 100,000 square meter area. Cleopatra’s new plants are the largest in the Middle East able to produce floor tiles for heavy duty.
1991
Cleopatra plants progressively extend to support new manufacturing of products for the Egyptian and international markets, such as white body wall tiles.
1992-1993
FIRST SANITARY WARE FACTORY
Cleopatra establishes the first sanitary ware factory in Egypt. In order to respect its mission of achieving the highest quality, the Company introduces continuously new design ideas. This commitment is rewarded with the UNIDO Award for creativity and innovation, received in the same year.
1994
Another fundamental industrial milestone for Cleopatra: introducing for the first time the double charge technology.
1995
THE JAPANESE MARKET
10th of Ramadan becomes an integrated factory for the manufacturing of ceramic and porcelain tiles for floors and walls, in addition to sanitary ware.  In this same year, Cleopatra starts producing the new acrylic bathtubs, in addition to hydro massage. Ceramica Cleopatra Group successful enters in the Japanese market, after passing the toughest quality tests required, and is awarded with the ISO 9001 certificate.
1995
CLEOPATRA MINERAL RESOURCES
Cleopatra Mineral Resources (CMR) starts its activity: providing raw materials for tiles production.
1996-2001
3 more production lines are implemented, reaching a production of around 20,000,000 tiles per year and 50,000,000 pieces per year in the sanitary ware sector. In 1996 Ceramica Cleopatra receives the Golden Peace Prize in Italy.
1998
THE NEW SUEZ AREA
New largest plants are required, as the company grows. Suez industrial zone, even if it is new for the market, is pinpointed as the best strategic place to build the new factories.Eldorado is built for the production of ceramic tiles with the new technology of double fire on a 248,000 sq. mt. area.
1998 – 1999
7 additional production lines are set up to reach a production of 7,000,000 sq. mt. per year. In 1998, Ceramica Cleopatra Group receives a certificate for the Environmental Management System, and in 1999 an award from INPEX, the American Invention & New Product Exposition, for innovation and creativity.
2000
More additional lines are set up at 10th of Ramadan to reach a yearly production of 10,000,000 sq. mt..  Eldorado sanitary ware factory starts producing 500,000 pieces per year.
2002
Fancy factory 1 in Suez is built to produce floor and wall heavy-duty tiles. The plant starts with 5 production lines able to produce 12,000,000 sq. mt. per year. Ceramica Cleopatra receives a certificate for the Environmental Management System.
2003
Ceramica Cleopatra is certified at ISO Vision 2003 Award.
2004
CERAMICA FANCY OPENING
Fancy factory 2 is built to produce porcelain tiles with the latest technology. The plant starts with 5 production lines and 8 lines for pulsing and squaring in order to produce 6,000,000 sq. mt. per year. Ceramica Cleopatra receives a certificate for the Environmental Management System.
2008
GALLERIA CLEOPATRA OPENING
Following the Group’s passion for beauty, Galleria 1 & 2 factories are built to manufacture special products following the latest trends. Galleria 1 produces 16,500,000 wall and floor tiles per year, while Galleria 2 manufactures around 15,000,000 mt. per year.
2016
SMART CARDS FACTORY
The Group is the first to set up a factory for smart cards in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East.
2009 to 2016
Ceramica Cleopatra Group continues to update continuously its plants, for example introducing the new digital printing process. Ceramica Cleopatra is an industrial empire: over the years, the Company has introduced to the market more than 1,000,000 designs representing beauty and heritage. Ceramica Cleopatra is one of the very few companies in the world offering a complete range of shapes and sizes for all tiles, either ceramics or porcelain.