CDK Integrated Industries Limited, producers o[ authentic porcelain tiles and ceramic sanitary ware has restated its commitment to production of export quality.
Speaking during the pre- AGM dinner of Association of Consulting Architects Nigeria. ACAN in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer of CDK, Bernard Longe, said that it has always been the specific objective of the promoters from conception that the company differentiates itself from the competition by producing porcelain tiles and sanitary ware of export quality.
According to him, “CDK is aware that a few unscrupulous local producers are producing ceramic white body tiles but am mislabelling same on their packaging and passing them off as ‘Porcelain’. Although there are commonalities in the body materials and manufacturing process of ceramic and porcelain tiles, porcelain tiles are more expensive to manufacture than ceramic tiles and are therefore priced much higher than ceramic tiles”. He enumerated some of the advantages of porcelain tiles over ceramic tiles to include suitable for external use and high traffic areas, more resistant to cracks or failure when not installed over solid concrete floor.
“CDK tile and sanitary ware manufacturing processes are fully automated using state of art machinery complemented by highly experienced and committed production team. The company has fully digital printers, which means that in addition to CDK’s own regular models and designs, it can produce any customized designs of customer’s choice as well as modifying tile attributes to address specific needs.
“The CDK factory is located on 50 hectares of land in Sagamu. Ogun State just after the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Interchange and that the size of the property acquired is a pointer to the future aspirations of CDK not only to expand production of Its present t product lines but to also venture into local production of related products such as bathroom and kitchen faucets all of which are presently I imported.
In his response, President of ACAN, Air Mansur Ahmadu. commended CDK Integrated Industries Limited for their investment in the tile and sanitary wares industry in Nigeria: “As architects, it is always good that we are furnished with relevant information that enables us make the best decision as protect managers and the information that CDK is sharing about the world class quality of their “Made-in- Nigeria’ porcelain tiles and sanitary wares.
Source: Gabriel Olawale
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