About the Company
Identity through Tiles
Restrained or colourful, geometrically formal or as a polymorphous mosaic, tiles can be used to achieve a wide variety of effects that strengthen architectural form and space. Moreover, tiles are functional, practical in use and maintenance, and long-lasting. Functionality and appearance determine the quality of an architectural design. Mosa contributes to this with tiles that are distinctive, innovative and of high aesthetic quality.
With almost 130 years’ experience in tile production, Royal Mosa in Maastricht stands apart internationally for innovative products that are not only ceramic but, nowadays, also made of glass and steel. Moreover, at Mosa the manufacturing process is organised in such a way that the company can find a solution for every problem, in constant dialogue with architects. Royal Mosa is ambitious. The past 10 years have seen strong growth in turnover and profits. Yearly almost 8 million m² of tiles find their way to 30 countries on 4 continents from the factories in Maastricht. The company is independent and is owned by the Dutch equity firm Egeria.
Mosa has made a deliberate choice to continue sustainable development and production in Maastricht in the factories where it began. And Mosa firmly plans to continue in this way, making products that fit contemporary and future architecture.
Innovation and design
Innovation plays a major role at Mosa. As early as the nineteen fifties, Mosa produced the first tiles consisting of a body and top-layer of differing compositions. In the nineteen sixties, Mosa introduced a much talked-about range of relief wall tiles onto the market based on a design by the industrial designer Kho Liang Ie. This range was taken back into production recently. In the nineteen eighties, the new two-layer Ultragres process was developed which is now used to make all Mosa’s unglazed floor tiles. And 2000 saw the introduction of the minimalist Xtreme wall and floor tiles made of glass and steel, which combine perfectly with Mosa’s ceramic floor tiles. In 2004, the Mosa LED series was introduced. This enables ceramic tiles with built-in LED lighting to be applied for the first time and to be used in walls and floors employing traditional methods. A new product is the Terra XXL: a series of very large floor tiles (20x120, 30x120, 40x120, 60x120 and 90x90cm). Mosa products have been awarded many design prizes, including the prestigious Red Dot Design Award and the IF Award recently. Mosa sets high requirements for all its products. In many cases, the quality of Mosa tiles exceed the ISO, EN and ASTM standards.
But Mosa innovations do not focus exclusively on products. They can also be found in the manufacturing process. We have organised production so as to meet the specific wishes of architects and enable the delivery of a custommade product in small batches, too. Because of this flexibility, Mosa can offer designers tiles that contribute optimally to the intended architectural result, both functionally and aesthetically. In fact, it’s not inconceivable that Mosa already has what the designer is looking for: a range of hundreds of colours, a huge variety of finishes and sizes (large, small, rectangular and elongated) and a multitude of accessories. In short, an impressive range of wall and floor tiles for various applications both indoor and outdoor. And thanks to sizes and colours that are specifically designed to complement each other, different tile ranges can be combined effortlessly.