THE CONSORTIUM OF
BOTTICINO CLASSICO MARBLE PRODUCERS
Guaranteed quality and innovation
In 1987 the Consortium of Botticino Classico Marble Producers was set up by local producers and the Municipality, which owns most of the quarries, as the first official demonstration of businesses’ desire to protect and promote the exclusive qualities of the local marble.
A forward-looking decision which has made Botticino the second ranking quarrying area after Massa Carrara, with annual production standing at 180,000 tonnes, of which more than 50% worked on site according to quality standards monitored by the consortium members themselves.
Focusing on the greater value of the marble quarried and worked in its area of origin, the Consortium has played a vital role in promoting awareness of Botticino Classico and its exports throughout the world, from the US, South America and the Middle East, to the Far East and South East Asia.
In the context of the global market, the area’s micro-economy is now active at Italian national level in the development and promotion of Italian made products throughout the world. To this end, provincial regulations and regional legislation have been introduced to protect the area and as a result Botticino Classico is now the subject of research at many Italian universities.