International Trade (Pty) Ltd was founded by the late Angelo Marchesini in 1986
applying his extensive experience gained in the textile, fashion industry and
from establishing and managing the regional branch of a national ceramic tile supplier.
At the age of 60, Angelo did extensive market research on terracotta products and associated technologies and opportunities in the building industry and found a gap in the market for these products in Cape Town. Angelo's love for style and the earthy, natural essence of clay roof tiles prompted him to re-introduce this product into the South African market. Italcotto is, still today, one of the largest importers and distributors of clay roof tiles in Southern Africa.
In 1995 Angelo Marchesini, together with his daughters Giovanna, Emilia, Tiziana and son-in-law Paolo Carlone, re-launched the company at the Italcotto Centre, under the trading name of "Italcotto" , and became a major importer and retailer of quality Italian wall, floor, roof tiles and Piazzetta Fireplaces in the Cape region.
The passion of the members of Italcotto has been driven by their enthusiasm to share exceptional products of beauty, style, quality, innovation and the latest technology with the South African market. For more than 25 years they have lived this passion into their work and transferred this enthusiasm to the trusted members of their staff. The members of the family, all specialists in their own disciplines, are a sound extension to the late Angelo Marchesini's passion for being at the forefront of style, innovation and technology; with due consideration that quality and value are always key to any product being considered into the product range of the company.
To become South Africa's leading importer and distributor of the finest quality tiles, fireplaces and clay roofing products available in the world. Italcotto aims to set the standard in the South African building industry and be the leader in style and for innovative, quality, building products.
Italcotto Mission Statement:To always keep abreast with the latest technology advancements of building products in the world. To research, source and bring into the market, selected quality building products which will facilitate and positively enhance building projects, whilst improving and uplifting the quality of life in South Africa.To offer the best personal, professional service to all clients, understanding their needs, educating them regarding our product ranges so that they can make informed choices that result in successful projects and total satisfaction of the consumer.