We anticipate and develop market trends in collaboration with the most innovative brands of bathroom furniture and sanitary ware.
If in the commodities large-scale distribution market attention to price is a fundamental requirement with 80% of the degree of importance, in the industry it remains important, but must be accompanied by the top quality, the total service and green ethics.
In nicos the goal of zero complaints applies: the quality for nicos is absolute, the average of the complains has settled in the last 3 years around 0.03%.
nicos is a 360° partner: from product development, to certification management, to automatic order management, to the choice of the best logistics opportunity including international logistics at its customers
Since 2020 we are greenest company in the sector: we think green from the development of the product and the packaging; we certified our materials with the American UL as GOLD in the GREENGUARD certificate; we use plant-based resins for the solid surface and we could use recycled PET-based resins for the cast marble; we produce part of the energy consumes with photovoltaics; we minimize the consumption of water and energy in production, reusing the heat from our low temperature ovens; we have installed in our factory the burner that cleans the air of the polluting substances produced; by adding titanium dioxide our materials are virucidal from 2020 and the 8% of a cast marble product is made with internal waste recycled and our products have their international EPD.
OEM company for B2B
We are the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) European leader in the development and production of solid surface and cast marble products, recognized worldwide for their high quality. We operate in B2B using our materials for the creation of washbasins, shower trays and bathtubs that we develop together with our partners in standard, bespoke and private label modes.
In over twenty years, we have grown parallel to the bathroom furniture market, responding to the new needs that this segment has requested thanks to new services, the opening of latest generation production lines and acquisitions of companies, expanding the offer and improving logistical positioning on the European territory.
Annual production capacity
To better manage the growth expected in the coming years in the European market, between 2018 and 2020 we have invested significant resources in automation, robotics and logistics.
We produce clean energy
We manage the hot air, generated by the compressors, in order to heat the water needed for the technical systems, and which we also reuse to power the ovens, saving a lot of energy.
Furthermore, in January 2020, we installed a 73.080 kWp photovoltaic system, with an annual production of 79,657 kWh (1,090 kWh/kWp), equal to an annual reduction of 55.8 tons of CO2. The production of shower trays and washbasins in cast marble in Portobuffolè contains 8% of internal production waste, 90% of which is then recycled. Our goal for 2020 is to reduce volatile organic compounds below the 40 mgC / m³ threshold.
We reuse recycled plastic
We have chosen to save the planet concretely: in addition to being the only company in the world to produce Biobased® materials. Furthermore, we can also offer the possibility of producing cast marble washbasins with recycled PET-based resins part of the formulation of our resins.
Everyone can help safeguard the health of the planet by trying to extend the life cycle of plastic, avoiding throwing it after a single use and correctly recycling waste. We, as a company, experiment with new innovative technologies that can enhance recycling, optimizing processes and creating possible alternatives to protect the environment.
We consume less
Cristalplant, our top material, is the first Biobased® solid surface in the world, because it consists largely of resins obtained from corn and because – thanks to a particular component – it weighs 30% less than the competitors’ materials.
The lower weight entails less CO2 generated by transport: the full load of a truck, instead of 12 tons, weighs 8 tons, for a CO2 emission lower than 158 g/Km. Also for this reason our materials have received the “Gold Certificate Greenguard” awarded by the American UL.
The group includes 3 production and 2 logistics plants. A total of 65,000 m².
Nicos International – unit 1
Headquarters and production centre – 16,400 m²
Portobuffolè – TV – Italy
Nicos International – unit 2
logistic centre – 20,000 m²
Prata di Pordenone – PN – Italy
We have been collaborating with the best bathroom furniture brands for over 20 years, supporting them from concept development to product engineering, up to the production of their best sellers, designed by the best international designers.
20 years of constant growth in the world of bathroom furniture
The Europak Group acquires Nicos, specialising in the manufacture of polyurethane components and creates the new company, Nicos International Spa.
Nicos moves in the new headquarters of 16,400 sqm.
The property hires new managers to create a young and innovative team
Bulsan is inaugurated in Bulgaria, a 9,000 sqm factory for the production of 50,000 Mineralmarmo® washbasins per year.
Bulsan’s surface area is doubled from 9,000 to 18,600 sqm.
In the Portobuffolè plant the production line of custom-made solid surface washbasins is opens.
In Bulsan, the production capacity of custom-made washbasins is further increased by 50,000 pcs.
The first lines of standard washbasins in Mineralmarmo® (Easy, Step, Quadro) are open.
Bulsan’s production capacity is increased to a total of 150,000 washbasins per year, including Mineralmarmo® in a matt finish.
The first Spanish logistics branch is opened in Barcelona
New lines of standard washbasins (Easy, Plano, Zen, Cosmos, Minima, Skin) are presented to the European market
Bulsan starts to produce new standard shower trays.
Reshoring of the shower tray line from Bulsan in Bulgaria to the Italian plant in Portobuffolè, with a new automated production plant.
In Portobuffolè the automated system is completed and the automatic vertical warehouse for 7,000 shower trays is built.
Nicos opens in Prata di Pordenone (solid surface factory) of 14,000 sqm.
The Prata di Pordenone plant is expanded to 20,000 sqm to accommodate new production lines for solid surface products.
Start-up of a second shower tray production line in Portobuffolè with an annual production capacity of 150,000 pcs.
Start-up of a new production line for solid surface washbasins and bathtubs in Prata di Pordenone.
Start-up of a new production line for cast marble washbasins with an annual production capacity of 120,000 pcs.
Nicos International Spa data (associated companies excluded)
Nicos International Spa data (associated companies excluded)
Our company, our materials and all our products are constantly subjected to the checks of the most important certification bodies, to guarantee the best quality all over the world.