Cerame-Unie was founded in 1962 as an “association de fait” based in Brussels. It was registered as an International Non-Profit Association (AISBL) in 2010. It is an umbrella organisation representing the European ceramic industry structured in nine sectors. The Cerame-Unie team holds the secretariat of both the umbrella association and seven of its sectors. The eighth sector (expanded clay - EXCA) is located in Brussels, Belgium and the ninth sector (porcelain enamel - EEA) is based in Hagen, Germany.