Alfonso Soto Cerámica is a family business in which you can find two generations working at time to provide experience and innovation. At its beginnings, our company specialised in hand-painted artistic ceramics, standing out by our high-quality production and by looking for an added value inside the traditional artistic ceramics from La Rambla. But along with time, our company has been adding state-of-the-art technology and the latest ceramic products, taking a stance at the forefront of our sector.
Alfonso Soto Cerámica is living a process of modernisation of its facilities, equipment and production systems. Without giving up the proper crafty production of genuine pieces, the company goes forward in the large production of series, in which the specialisation of the workers is fundamental for the production chain to allow efficiency and a competitive product without losing quality.
Efficient organisation and productive efficacy mark the future of our company.
We are specialists in customized productions, we can adapt to the customers’ needs.
Innovation and view are two concepts that steep all our creating process.
All the products are thought, created and produced with the passion that artisans put into the well-done works
The innovative character of the company Alfonso Soto Cerámica is also shown on such an important field as commercialisation. Following steps of the most of ceramics companies from La Rambla, we start selling our products as retailers or through wholesalers or a salesperson. However, these methods appear to be insufficient, especially when selling abroad. Because of this, in 1990, Alfonso Soto Cerámica leads the
creation of the first trading company of ceramics of La Rambla, formed by a group of seven pottery companies from the village, which set up a permanent showroom and hire staff specialised in marketing, trade and export. Alfonso Soto Cerámica employs an experienced sales team for its new products, different from the one for traditional ceramics, and this let us expand to new markets and distribution channels.
Alfonso Soto Cerámica is looking for new opportunities in growing sectors adapting their ceramics to different uses from the traditional ones in our village. These opportunities are coming out of the increasing necessity of preserving our environment, as well as adapting the buildings to the new standards of efficiency and sustainability.
La Rambla, 13th september on 2017
The Regional Ministry of Education of the Government of Andalusia, together with the Local Council of La Rambla, give permission to a trial installation of the ecological urinals of Alfonso Soto Cerámica in the local schools “Romualdo Aguayo” and “Alfar” from La Rambla (Cordoba, Spain).
The ecological urinals of Alfonso Soto Cerámica do not need water for their use, so they can save up to 100,000 litres of potable water a year each.
The regional and local authorities join forces with Alfonso Soto Cerámica in order to implant new methods of sustainability and at the same time make young people aware of the importance of using potable water efficiently in public places.
By incorporating this made-in-Spain equipment with the latest Swiss technology, they get a pairing which positions Andalusia as a pioneer in the field of water saving.
The waterless urinals of Alfonso Soto Cerámica got this prize in the category of “Performances which result in the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decrease of water consumption and other raw materials in general” in March 2017.
Alfonso Soto Cerámica es una empresa familiar en la que trabajan dos generaciones aportando experiencia e innovación. Si en los comienzos la empresa se especializó en la cerámica artística pintada a mano, destacando por su producción de alta calidad y buscando un valor diferencial dentro de la cerámica artística tradicional de La Rambla, con el paso de los años ha ido incorporando la última tecnología y nuevos productos cerámicos, posicionándola en la vanguardia del sector.
The first honour for the waterless urinals of Alfonso Soto Cerámica arrived with the National Awards of Ceramics of Spain, hold in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) in November 2016.
Alfonso Soto Bolaños ha recibido una ayuda de la Junta de Andalucía, a través de la Consejería de Transformación Económica, Industria, Conocimiento y Universidades y Universidad y la Unión Europea con cargo al Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) para proyectos audiovisuales y equipamiento informático, que tiene por objetivos mejorar las acciones de marketing y la gestión del taller artesano.