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The origins of this family company go back to the old ceramics factories in Onda (Castellon) at the end of the 19th century. The town had a great ceramics tradition with a large number of artistic ceramic craft workshops and industrial ceramics factories. GAYAFORES has the know-how of the experience handed down from generation to generation since 1897 to the great-grandchildren of one of the Company's founders. Gayafores has the know-how passed down from generation to generation from 1897 to the great-grandchildren of one of the founders of the company.
In 1940 the Gaya Guinot brothers constituted the company FRANCISCO GAYA FORES and founded the El Sol factory, where they started the tile manufacturing activity. This company was renamed Hijos de Francisco Gaya Fores, SL in 1948, the current name of the company.
The company inaugurates new facilities for the industrial manufacture of ceramic tile. From this moment on, the company began to specialize in traditional style products to be installed in baseboards of patios, corridors, hallways, etc., as well as decorative pieces made of red body.
The company has added a new product line to its range: flooring. The new facilities and the latest technological advances (such as, for example, the new gas roller kilns) allow the company to extend the production of double-fired tiles to single-fired stoneware flooring.
The 90's was a great leap in the company's product portfolio thanks to its entrepreneurial character, capacity for innovation, vast experience and professionalism and constant investment in infrastructure. Installations are expanded with new OFFICES AND EXPEDITION WAREHOUSE.
The company acquires new land up to 160,000 m2 and builds a new industrial site, Factory 2, with the most modern offices, a robotized warehouse for loads and a manufacturing plant equipped with the latest technology for the manufacture of a new product line: flooring.
Because of the potential of the new factory, it was decided to expand the product range to include white clay cladding. This completed and strengthened the productive and commercial structure to increase the company's presence in overseas markets.
The commitment and effort of the entire team as an inherent part of the Quality Policy have been key when planning and implementing business strategies at different levels. The certification according to ISO 9001 rewarded the work developed in this sense.
Technological advances have been incorporated progressively and in a leading-edge manner in all the company's processes. In 2004, the SAP Information Technology System was implemented as an ERP for the integrated planning of business resources (production, logistics, inventories, accounting, etc.).
La última incorporación a la gama de productos de la compañía fue el porcelánico en tierras coloreadas. Este paso adelante respondía al objetivo de ofrecer nuevas soluciones y posibilidades decorativas adaptadas a las necesidades del mercado. Con el tiempo, el porcelánico llegará a centrar la práctica totalidad de la producción.
NEW INJECTION TECHNOLOGY. Start-up of the first injection machine with pentachromy, application of digital effects, non-contact decoration, relief decoration, personalisation of the design, optimisation of colour management and preparation of glazes... The company incorporates all the advantages of the new technology, which represents a new turning point in the ceramic sector.
GAYAFORES obtains the Global EPD (Integral Product Declaration) certified by AENOR to which it adds the Integrated Environmental Authorization. This certification ensures the correct treatment of waste, from the acquisition of the raw material, through production to the sale and distribution of the final product.
After constant evolution and new export sales records, the Chamber of Commerce granted the Exports Award. Gayfores has increased and consolidated its presence in various countries, driven by a concern for export that has led us to maintain relationships with over 110 countries on 5 continents.GAYAFORES increases and consolidates presence in various countries, an export concern that leads us to maintain relations with countries on 5 continents, reaching more than 110 countries.
The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness distinguishes GAYAFORES as an innovative SME for the use of the latest technology in digital printing machinery and for the technological projection experienced in recent years in the manufacturing processes, which translates into an increasingly higher quality product.
Consolidation and growth in social networks. In addition to our profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, we added those on Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube to offer users valuable content related to new collections, inspiration for decorating spaces, latest trends in interior design... A strong commitment to communication.
We're celebrating our 120th anniversary. Ceramic tradition together with technological vanguard form an indissoluble tandem that allows us to create products of reference in the sector. 2017 es también un año de fuertes inversiones en fábrica y en procesos avanzados de robotización con el objetivo de ser una INDUSTRIA 4.0.
We opened a new showroom at the company's headquarters. The design of this space provides customers with a complete experience, GAYAFORES c, facilitating the periodic updating of the products on display as new collections of porcelain floor and wall tiles are introduced.
We have been manufacturing porcelain tile for two decades, a type of product in which we have consolidated our position as specialists, constituting today almost all of our production
The international career of GAYAFORES is once again recognized by the Chamber of Commerce with the Export Award. This is an important incentive with which we also contribute to strengthening and projecting around the world the image of excellence of products manufactured in Spain.
GAYAFORES breaks into the world of fashion. The company is collaborating in the fashion show of designer Pablo Erroz at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW 2021), installing a hundred pieces of the Canyon Pearl model on the catwalk of this event, the most important of its category in Spain and one of the most important in Europe.