Laviosa partners with Connell Caldic to distribute its rheological additives and organoclays in India

Press Release

Mumbai, 4 December, 2023 – Laviosa, a global leader in the research and processing of performance minerals, has appointed Connell Caldic as the official distribution solutions partner for its rheology additives and organoclays in India.

Headquartered in Livorno, Italy, Laviosa is a 100-year-old family-owned company whose businesses include logistics, shipping and chemical manufacturing, where it has a total of nine plants across seven locations worldwide, manufacturing products for a wide range of industrial applications. The company is also one of the world’s largest producers of bentonites and organoclays, which are widely used as rheological additives by the coatings, plastics and construction industries for solvent coatings, paints, grease lubricants and inks.


Denis DeSouza, Country Manager, India, at Laviosa said, “Laviosa has been processing bentonites since 1950 and began manufacturing organoclays in 1994. We are now one of the largest producers of such products in the world. This new partnership with Connell Caldic enables us to capitalize on new opportunities to increase awareness and accessibility of our products in India, which is an important market for us.”


“Connell Caldic has a long and deep presence in the Indian market with an extensive distribution network and complete portfolio of value-adding solutions and services. We look forward to leveraging on our capabilities to support Laviosa in taking their business to greater heights in India and beyond,” said Tejas Parekh, Regional Director, Connell Caldic South Asia.

About Laviosa

Laviosa is the holding company that controls the corporate shareholdings of the Laviosa family. They include the industrial activities of Laviosa Industrial, consisting of research and transformation of bentonites and other clay minerals into ideas and solutions with high added value, and the logistics activities of Laviosa Maritime, maritime agency, freight forwarder and terminal operator. Our main strengths and expertise lie in raw material control, process technology, localized manufacturing in various parts of the world, product application knowledge, complemented by logistics services and a customer-oriented approach.