Complete Industrial Plants for the Ceramic Industry

With a long history in the industry and experience acquired on world markets, ICF & Welko has always been tied to the ceramic industry, for which it makes plants tailored to all specific needs. ICF & Welko designs and manufactures complete highly-reliable industrial plants, made to measure, with high performances and specific solutions for each process step.

ICF & Welko was established in 2007, backed by the long experience of two historical Italian industrial automation companies, united in a single business project: ICF Industrie Cibec, leading manufacturer of plants for the preparation of ceramic bodies and machinery for the food and chemical-pharmaceutical industries, and Welko, a manufacturer of presses and kilns for the ceramic industry.

Company facilities are located in Maranello, in the food valley and luxury automotive hub, adjacent to Sassuolo, one of the world’s major ceramic tiles production districts.


A sole contractor for complete turnkey production lines and individual plant parts, made with cutting-edge technologies in accordance with international quality standards.

Raw Material processing & Body preparation – Complete plants for the preparation of spray-dried powders, from receipt of raw materials to storage of the spray-dried product for all types of production: tiles, tableware, sanitaryware, technical ceramics.

DBM – Discontinuous Ball Mills – Alsing mills for wet grinding raw materials to prepare slips and glazes.

CBM – Continuous Ball Mills – Higher productivity, excellent plant solutions in small spaces.

CBM/M – Modular Mills  – Adaptable solution with no production downtime. Capable of satisfying a wide range of capacities and production types.

Spray Dryers – The spray dryers are available from 0,5 l/h of evaporated water for laboratory use up to 36.000 l/h for large production volumes.