We anticipate and develop market trends in collaboration with the most innovative brands of bathroom furniture and sanitary ware.

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.

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200000
washbasins a year
4709
250000
shower trays a year
10936
15000
bathtubs a year

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, we have chosen to reuse used PET plastic bottles which, through a process of fragmentation and purification, are part of the formulation of our resins, with which we produce washbasins, bathtubs and shower trays.

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.

Our plants

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

Companies we own

Bulsan Spain

logistic centre – 5,000 m²
Barcelona – Spain

Bulsan Bulgaria

production centre – 18,000 m²
Botevgrad – Bulgaria

Top Custom

production centre – 6,000 m²
Montelupone – MC – Italy

Our partners

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.

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Our history

20 years of constant growth in the world of bathroom furniture

2000

The Europak Group acquires Nicos, specialized in the manufacture of polyurethane components, and creates the new company Nicos International Spa

2003

The Portobuffolè headquarters of 16,400 m² (Unit 1) is opened

2004

The property hires new managers to create a young and innovative team

2005

Bulsan is inaugurated in Bulgaria, a 9,000 m² factory for the production of 50,000 Mineralmarmo washbasins per year

2007

Bulsan’s surface area is doubled from 9,000 to 18,000 m²

2008

In the Portobuffolè plant (Unit 1) the production line of custom-made solid surface washbasins is opened

2009

In Bulsan, the production capacity of custom-made washbasins is further increased by 50,000 pieces

2010

The first lines of standard washbasins in Mineralmarmo (Easy, Step, Quadro) are opened

2011

Bulsan’s production capacity is increased to a total of 150,000 washbasins per year, including Mineralmarmo in a matt finish

2012

The first Spanish logistics branch is opened in Barcelona

2013

New lines of standard washbasins (Easy, Plano, Zen, Cosmos, Minima, Skin) are presented to the European market

2014

In Bulsan the first 2 standard lines of shower trays (Pietra and Liscio) are opened

2015

Reshoring of the shower tray line from Bulgarian Bulsan to the Italian plant in Portobuffolè (Unit 1), with a new automated production plant

2016

In Portobuffolè (Unit 1) the automated system is completed and the automatic vertical warehouse for 7,000 shower trays is built

2017

The new 14,000 m² plant is opened in Prata di Pordenone (Unit 2), used as a logistics centre

2018

The Prata di Pordenone plant   (Unit 2) is expanded to 20,000 m² to accommodate the new production lines for solid surface products.

2018 is the year of the foundation of Top Custom International, in partnership with the Castagnari family

2019

Start-up of the second shower tray production line in Portobuffolè (Unit 1) for an annual production capacity of 150,000 pieces

Start-up of a new production line for solid surface washbasins and bathtubs in Prata di Pordenone (Unit 2)

2020

Start-up of a new production line for cast marble washbasins with an annual production capacity of 200,000 pieces.

turnover

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Certifications

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.