José Vicente Tomás Claramonte (Vila-real, 1962) is an industrial technical engineer. In 1996, he designed and built his first tool machine for the ceramic sector: a milling machine for making reliefs on ceramics for the development of product modelling and even the mechanical machining of the definitive aluminium die.
In 1999, he founded the company “KERAjet S.A.” for the development of the first industrial digital printing machine applied to ceramic production, which would change how ceramic decoration was produced worldwide.
At present, Kerajet has more than 3,900 machines running in over 44 countries of the world in different production sectors (ceramics, textile, tableware, roofing tiles, bricks, plastics, …). The company has been able to change traditional industrial production systems in those sectors in which it has progressively implemented its 100% Spanish technology.
Kerajet nowadays has delegations in Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, and China.
KERAjet has received numerous awards, including the Alfa de Oro Award from the Spanish Ceramics and Glass Society in its 2000, 2014, and 2018 editions and the 2009 Export Award of the Castellón Chamber of Commerce.
José Vicente Tomás received the REY JAIME I Award in 2014, and in 2018 the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) granted him the distinction: “Alumni Destacado”.