Respecting A Tradition Of Innovation.
With a lifetime of experience in manufacturing premium quality glass and tile, Dr. Pino Bisazza and Andrea Di Giuseppe brought together their most passionate and committed colleagues in 2000 to incorporate The Trend Group. These visionary business leaders have built a company with more than 700 employees across the globe, creating a legacy that meshes Italian artistic tradition, respect for the earth’s resources, and the innovative technologies of the modern world.
The Group is firmly rooted in the artistic integrity of its Venetian glass foundry, the Angelo Orsoni Furnace. These centuries-old materials take their place alongside the most advanced production at the Group’s manufacturing facility in Sebring, Florida, which provides engineered stone to Trend’s discriminating network of dealers and its growing international franchise system of Granite and Trend Transformations showrooms.
The Trend Group symbol has long been a stylized cactus, an icon representing the fertility of Trend’s creativity in even the most arid terrain. It is an emblem of perseverance in challenging times and of deeply rooted commitments that make innovation a true lever, capable of moving the market.
A Global Reach To Satisfy Any Market
Nowhere is the juxtaposition of tradition and technology more apparent than at Trend Group’s world headquarters in the Villa alle Scalette, perched atop the heart of Vicenza, Italy. Beginning in 2005, the seventeenth-century façade of the Villa was painstakingly restored while the interiors were transformed by a medley of Trend’s most contemporary materials. Around every corner is a new insight into the world of the Group’s collections, materials, technologies, artistic techniques, and formats. This fusion of past and present is a living demonstration of the infinite applications of Trend’s creative capabilities.
Trend USA serves the North American and Latin American markets with corporate offices in Miami, Florida, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sebring, FL.
The Trend Australasia headquarters in New South Wales serves as central support for the Group’s base in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong distributes Trend product to the Granite and Trend Transformations franchise network in those markets and promotes expansion throughout the region.
Trend Europe is based in Tunbridge Wells, England, and is the focus of operations for the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Granite and Trend Transformations franchisees in those markets, and is spearheading development on the European continent.
Putting Technology Into Action. Turning Technology into Art.
Sebring, Florida- Now the worldwide source of Trend’s engineered stone, this state-of-the-art facility currently produces over 8 million square feet annually. New equipment already installed and tested will more than double this capacity.
Venezia, Italy- The charming Orsoni glass foundry in Venice still manufactures mosaic in a centuries-old manner. Trend utilizes this facility for the specialty products that artisan customers request, including the traditional gold leaf Aureo and our hand-cut enamel, e.g. Sagrada Familia, Basilica San Marco, Westminster Abbey, Washington National Cathedral.
Kadi, India- The operations of Pino Bisazza Glass are the source of Trend’s extensive and diverse collections of glass mosaic and decorative glass assembly sites turning the tons of individual glass mosaic tiles produced in our Indian facilities into carefully calibrated uniform sheets and exquisitely detailed designs is both art and science. The Trend locations that specialize in this function are located in: Sydney (Australia), and Sebring (Florida).
Trend has established full-service commercial offices strategically positioned to meet the needs of significant customer bases. In addition to the headquarters in Italy, The United States, Australia, and England, these offices include Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Hong Kong.
Because Green Is Much More Than A Color.
Long before it became fashionable, the Trend Group declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet’s resources. Key to the Group’s direction was the belief that great style and beauty did not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of corporate responsibility.
The Group’s development of new product lines set an industry benchmark for the use of post-consumer recycled content in Trend Terrazzo tile products, reaching levels as high as 72%.
The Group’s manufacturing facilities were designed with sophisticated water recycling systems (99.8% of water is recycled) that significantly reduce water consumption and the proliferation of pollutants.
The consumption of packaging materials has been reduced through the use of recycled or reusable packaging, and the overall waste produced at the Sebring, Florida plant has been cut by over 22%. The company collaborates with the world’s leading environmental organizations, architects and designers to promote sustainable building practices.