Architecture photo | Architekturfoto

Company News | Firmennachrichten


Unipor brick factories boost sales and revenues

2018 was a good year for the countrywide Unipor-Ziegel- Gruppe: Together, the Unipor Group‘s eight member companies sold a total of 584 million standard-size masonry bricks – up 3.1% over the previous...


Deutsche Poroton still expanding

Sales of Poroton products have been rising steadily for years on end, most recently to € 215 million in 2018. At BAU, the world‘s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, Deutsche...

Wienerberger AG

Positive business development across all divisions

The group revenues were increased in 2018 by 6 % to € 3 305.1 mill., as compared to € 3 119.7 mill in the previous year.Like-for-like EBITDA increased by 15 % to approx. € 469.3 mill. (as compared to...



Thank you, Willi Bender

One of our best authors, most severe and yet most loyal critics, most faithful and most attentive readers, Willi Bender, is gone.The first lesson I ever learned on my new job as Zi editor in 2001, is...


International News


Hans Lingl Anlagenbau und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Zi Service Supplier Award 2018: And the winner was…

… Lingl! Zi Brick and Tile Industry International presented the Zi Service Supplier Award for the first time at ceramitec 2018. Based exclusively on the votes cast by Zi readers, awards were presented ...


Personalia | Personalien

Longtime Händle employee Willi Bender died December 26, 2018, at the age of 83.A brick-and-tile man by calling, 14-year-old Willi Bender became an apprentice bricklayer at the Tonwaren-Industrie...


Reflecting on Willi Bender        

News of Willi Bender‘s death caught up with me in Asia in late December 2018. We had last met in October and November for an exchange of views and information. I was seeking his advice in connection...


Preview | Vorschau

Spring festival for the ceramics industry

ceramitec 2021 taking place in Munich from 18 to 21 May

ceramitec, a key international trade show for the ceramics industry, will be held in Munich from 18 to 21 May 2021.By setting the dates in spring, Messe München is bowing to the wishes of the industry ...


Technical News | Technische Neuheiten


New petcoke combustion chamber

Beralmar come up with a solution for the use of petcoke in hot air generation for dryers. The new CCP combustion chamber is currently available with a power of up to 3 mill. Kcal/h. It has been...


Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag