Walker Zanger’s Mexico Factory to Increase Production Capacity
Walker Zanger, a leading luxury brand in slab and tile, is making substantial investments in equipment and personnel at its Mexico factory – Ceramica Antique. The investment, made with the support of its parent company, Mosaic Companies, LLC, will focus on ramping production capacity.
The investment, set to happen in two phases between 2022 and 2023, will increase the factory output, improve overall product quality, reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of the factory. In the process, this will create better living conditions for several families in the community of Guanajuato, Mexico.
The first phase will increase the current production capacity by 77% and create 32 new positions in production, quality control, and logistics – an increase of 25% in the labor force.
The factory, part of the Walker Zanger group since 2008, has been a critical focus for the organization since Mosaic Companies acquired the brand in early 2021. The newly approved investment reinforces the brand’s commitment to bringing high-quality designs with an artistic soul and world-class quality to the slab and tile industry.
From Ceramica Antique’s production lines, Walker Zanger’s design and manufacturing team bring to life some of the brand’s most iconic lines like Andalucia – a red clay body ceramic tile featuring dimensional glazed terra cotta tile with a sophisticated antique patina in shades of blue, green, and white. Another example can be found in 6th Ave, a white body ceramic tile collection with a wide selection of field tile shapes, molding, and mosaic fields, from floor ready hexagons to modern, organic inspired shapes.
On the year that Walker Zanger celebrates its 70th anniversary, such a significant investment helps to consolidate the brand as the most beloved luxury tile brand in the industry, highlighting its responsibility with a sustainable future and its long-term passion for bringing high design to a broader audience.
About Walker Zanger
Walker Zanger is the leading stone and tile design resource in North America. For over 70 years, the company has helped design-trade professionals and homeowners realize their boldest design visions with the most unique, original and thought-provoking surface materials. Walker Zanger has quickly become a go-to expert in the industry, and is often the first to discover new materials, styles, innovations and specialty surface products. Rooted in natural stone slab design, the company continues to push the boundaries of possibility, including recent introductions of cutting-edge materials like recycled glass slabs and thinner-than-stone porcelain slabs that emulate natural marble veining. The company carries on the innovative spirit with equal passion today in their curated showrooms and slab galleries, and 200 authorized dealers nationwide. To learn more about Walker Zanger, please visit www.walkerzanger.com.
About Mosaic Companies, LLC
Mosaic Companies, LLC is a holding company formed in 2019 as a partnership between Albert Claramonte, the entrepreneur who founded Surfaces and pioneered the US glass mosaic tile market, and the Baupost Group, a leading Boston-based investment firm with significant experience partnering with family- and founder-owned businesses with the goal of building a leading omnichannel platform in specialty wall, mosaic, and slab. Mosaic provides its portfolio of companies with access to its depth of resources to excel and grow and invests in brands that are devoted to offering quality products and services, while maintaining a strong passion for their customers. To learn more about Mosaic Companies, please visit www.mc.llc.