Confindustria Ceramica Presents Centura Tile w/ NA Distributor Award
Sassuolo, IT, April 21, 2020-Each year, Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) honors an exemplary North American tile distributor with the North American Distributor Award. This year, Ceramics of Italy is pleased to announce Centura Tile as the 2020 recipient of this award.
The winner represents a company that not only has a rich history and sells a diverse array of Italian ceramic products but also demonstrates a deep passion and knowledge of their trade and a desire to build awareness around the lasting and superior quality of Italian-made design. Through this dedication, these distributors make the influential presence of Italian ceramic tile in North America what it is today.
Centura was founded in 1933 in Toronto, Ontario by Don Cowie as Central Supply Company, and then changed to its current name in the 1980s. Since its founding over 80 years ago, Centura now has 13 locations and employs over 550 people across Canada, including Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Halifax. The company is now co-owned by the Cowie family (Toronto), DelNet family (London) and the Maddalena family (Halifax). They have been carrying Italian products since the 1960s and today, ceramic tile makes up over 65% of the company’s sales.