Vitromex’s history begins August 1966 when our Chairman of the Board Don Isidro López del Bosque and our Operations President Don Javier López del Bosque signed the constitution act of what was at that time only a dream that matured. On November 1967 the first plant was inaugurated in the city of Saltillo with the dream of satisfying the needs of millions of people of building their homes; and who have found in Vitromex that which they were searching for to help them turn that home into a place of good taste and inspiration in accordance to their expectations, achieving this through the enormous fan of options that Vitromex’s products has placed at their disposal.
Because of that Vitromex, through the years has expanded its line of products and has become an international reference in the tiles, floors and accessories manufacturing industry, becoming one of the most important companies in the ceramic category nationwide, always looking for innovation in design at international levels and in production standards for the benefit of our customers.
In Vitromex we work every day so our customers, when arriving at a sales outlet will find all that Vitromex can do for their home, with products that will satisfy their needs with the design, quality and variety that they seek to make of their home, their own personal and unique space, that is why in our production process, we employ the best people, with the highest quality standards and international certifications that allow us to offer products and services of excellence permitting our customers to always obtain that which they expect and which we carry under a premise of Lean Sigma philosophy.
Strategically located within the national territory, we have five plants with a combined yearly capacity of more than 530,200 square feet of ceramic coverings. Our international distribution center located in the United States provides our customers complete trust in the products we provide through our response capabilities and after sale services thus consolidating one of the largest coverages for a company in this category with foreign operations .
In all our plants we comply with the highest standards of quality, environmental protection and continous improvement, always under the focus of being a socially responsible company, with our partners and community, using the latest technology to respect the environment in communities where we are present, guaranteeing the physical and mental integrity of each person who works within our company under the principles of:
- Safety above all things by working under safe conditions
- Avoiding risks for the physical integrity of all personnel and the environment
- Prevention culture as the best policy to avoid accidents.
These policies have made us recipients of many awards like the Isidro López Zertuche award for safety in recognition for having obtained the fewest accidents.
An integral part in the success of Vitromex are its distributors, thus we have always sought to establish alliances based on mutual respect and cooperation that have flourished through the years and have helped us maintain one of the widest networks in professional distribution in our country so our products can be where they need to be: near our customers, giving them not only access to our products but also to an integral service that translates in additional benefits for themselves.
The work that we have put forth through the years has been translated into achievements, and the achievements accomplished are due to our people, employees, distributors, customers and suppliers with whom we have established deep bonds that have turned into tangible benefits for all who work for this company, that is why we are always making sure that the commitment of all our partners be repaid with constant growth within the organization, yielding several important awards like the Coahuila Quality Award 2004, among many others, and at the same time providing our employees the tools to continue improving through professional seminars and rewards which let us recompense their loyalty and commitment to our company.
In 1996, Vitromex USA, Inc. was established in San Antonio, TX to help facilitate sales into the United States.
Vitromex USA opened a new 145,000 square feet distribution center in Laredo, Texas to help meet increased customer demand for the company’s products throughout the U.S. The facility boasts a side yard of 50,000 square feet, 20 loading docks and will warehouse all Vitromex/Artemis products.
Because of our achievements, the principles that have been present for so many years continue to be effective since Vitromex started operations with a few valuable people and only one kiln where they made toilet bowls, tanks, sinks and bathroom accessories to what today has become a ceramic coating company that can satisfy the needs of any customer with the most diverse format, design and product options with the highest quality standards and the latest technology in each manufactory translating into benefits for all involved in the process, employees, communities, distributors, customers and shareholders; and working so that these benefits grow exponentially to put our pledge, dedication and commitment with the country and all who live therein.