The Cosentino Group strengthens its position in Australia with the addition of two new Centres
October 20, 2014
- This year the global company has opened two new Centres in Melbourne and Brisbane, in addition to the facilities that the company already has in Sydney (another centre and a Cosentino City)
- These four fully-functioning facilities have allowed the company to raise its forecasts for this market. As such, the company expects to finish 2014 with a sales increase of more than 60%, doubling its turnover in 2015
- The Spanish motorcycle racer Jorge Lorenzo, sponsored by Dekton®, opened the Melbourne Centre, which coincided with the Australia Grand Prix. More than 150 customers were present, as well as many journalists
The world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the Cosentino Group has strengthened its position in the Australian market this year with the opening of two new Centres, or logistics and integral services facilities, in Melbourne and Brisbane.
These two Centres, as well as one Cosentino Centre in Sydney, (Cosentino’s first entrance into the Australian market with its own assets in 2011) and the additional showroom that was opened in Sydney last year, has allowed the company to raise its projections for this market. As such, the company expects to close 2014 with sales up over 60%, doubling its turnover in 2015.
These four fully-functioning facilities make it possible for the Cosentino Group to meet the demands of the Australian market with flexibility and efficiency. Australia is an important market for quartz surfaces, with great potential for the future. Together, these three Centres and one Cosentino City cover a combined area of 7,500m2. This allows for a storage and distribution capacity of nearly 25,000 slabs, presided over by 22 employees.
Within the framework of this expansion and strengthening the official opening of the Melbourne Centre, the Spanish motorcycle racer Jorge Lorenzo attended the event, which coincided with the Australia Grand Prix. Lorenzo, sponsored by Dekton® was the guest star at the spectacular event, attended by over 150 customers and stakeholders, as well as many different journalists.
With the likes of Ginés Navarro, Sales Director for the Asian and Pacific markets and Direct Sales for the Cosentino Group; Santiago Alfonso, Director of Marketing and Communication and Gary Isherwood, Director of Cosentino Australia attending the event, the opening marked the company’s presence in the Victoria region, widely known as the “State of Design”.
“Since our arrival in 2011, the Australian market has become increasingly important within the Cosentino Group each year. This year, with the opening of our Centres in Melbourne and Brisbane, we have the capability to cover the needs of the entire country with maximum efficacy. We are now closer to our clients and can provide service of the highest possible quality.” Ginés Navarro affirms.
Gary Isherwood also underlined the importance of the event. “Melbourne is at the heart of design in Australia. The new facilities opened by Jorge Lorenzo represent a great qualitative leap in our efforts to offer architects, designers and consumers of this region a space where they can appreciate the direct forms of beauty and functionality that our materials represent.”