The Prince of Asturias Opens the New Cosentino Group Dekton Industrial Plant
June 10, 2013
- Dekton® is the new ultra-compact surface developed by the Spanish multinational company. Its creation has involved five years work, a financial investment of 128 million euros and 22,000 hours of research by the Cosentino Group R&D department.
- The opening ceremony and subsequent site visit of the Cosentino facilities was also attended by the Minister of Industry, José Manuel Soria; on behalf of the Spanish Central Government the President of the Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Griñán and the Andalucía Minister of Economy and Innovation, Antonio Ávila as well as other regional and local authorities.
- This new production plant is part of the expansion of the Cosentino Group industrial park in Almeria, Spain, which adds an additional 580,000m2 to the existing surface area, and where a new automated intelligent logistics platform is located.
UK, 10 June 2013 – Today, His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias presided over the opening ceremony of a new Cosentino Group industrial plant. This plant is where the Spanish multinational and world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design will manufacture its new and innovative ultra compact surface, Dekton.
The Dekton® by Cosentino plant has been a technological challenge and it is one of the largest industrial investments made in Spain in recent years. Currently it boasts a 70,000m2 extension and a production line. In the future, three further production lines may be added, which will bring the total surface area to 200,000m2 and total production capacity will reach 6,000 slabs per day.
Dekton® is the new ultra-compact surface developed by the Spanish multinational company. It creates a revolutionary product within its sector and was developed to be the global market leader of surfaces for architecture and design. This groundbreaking product is the result of more than five years of intensive work, a financial investment of 128 million euros and 22,000 hours of research by the Cosentino Group R&D department.
The opening ceremony and subsequent site visit to the Cosentino facilities was also attended by the Minister of Industry, José Manuel Soria; on behalf of the Spanish Government the President of the Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Griñán and the Andalucía Minister of Economy and Innovation, Antonio Ávila, as well as other regional and local authorities. The Cosentino Group Chairman, Francisco Martínez-Cosentino and other members of the company’s Board of Directors accompanied them at all times.
During the Dekton® plant tour, HRH the Prince of Asturias and the other authorities could see firsthand the unique manufacturing process, including the exclusive Technology of Sintered Particles (TSP), as well as the revolutionary features of this new product. His Highness greeted and chatted with factory workers throughout the tour.
This new production plant is part of the expansion of the Cosentino Group industrial park in Almeria, which adds an additional 580,000m2 to the existing surface area, now totalling more than one million square metres. The extension includes a new automated intelligent logistics platform, which is globally unique within the stone industry.
According to Francisco Martínez-Cosentino, Cosentino Group Chairman, “This opening, just like our other investments only further reaffirms our commitment to the region and Spain. We continue to develop innovative products with high added value and create jobs here, with the aim of selling abroad and furthering our international leadership. It is an honour and pride for all of us that this commitment is endorsed with the presence here today of His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias, the Minister of Industry and other authorities. ” Currently, the Cosentino Group distributes its products to more than 60 countries and directly manages from its headquarters in Spain its facilities and infrastructures in 17 countries. It has more than 70 comprehensive distribution and service platforms called Cosentino Centres, distributed around the world and more than 85% of its revenue derives from international markets. The company employs 2,300 workers of which 1,140 are in Spain.
Link to download Dekton® by Cosentino corporate video
https://cosentino.box.com/s/hllevwpxml5fhskjczlz (archive .mp4 / 407 MB)