Prinsen av Asturien öppnar Cosentino Groups nya industrianläggning för Dekton®
June 10, 2013
Dekton är den nya ultrakompakta ytan som utvecklats av det globala spanska företaget. Utvecklingen de senaste fem åren har inneburit en investering på 128 miljoner euro och 22 000 researchtimmar av Cosentino Groups FoU-avdelning. I invigningen och det efterföljande besöket av Cosentinos anläggningar, deltog även Spaniens industriminister, José Manuel Soria, på uppdrag av den spanska regeringen, ordföranden för Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Grinan och Andalusiens minister för ekonomi och Innovation, Antonio Ávila, tillsammans med andra regionala och lokala myndigheter. Den nya produktionsanläggningen är en del av utbyggnaden av Cosentino Groups industriområde i Almeria, Spanien, och adderar ytterligare 580.000 m2 och och en ny automatiserad intelligent logistik plattform till den befintliga anläggningen. Hans Kungliga Höghet Prinsen av Asturien övervakade invigningen av den nya industrianläggningen. Det multinationella företaget är globalt ledande inom tillverkning och distribution av innovativa ytor för arkitektur och design och kommer att tillverka Dekton ® i den nya anläggningen.
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, 3 further 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 global 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, including other regional and local authorities. The Cosentino Group Chairman, Francisco Martínez-Cosentino and the 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 additional 580,000m2 to the existing surface area, now totalling more than one million square metres. The new extension includes a new automated intelligent logistics platform, globally unique within the stone industry.
According to Francisco Martínez-Cosentino, Cosentino Group Chairman, “this opening, just like our other investments only further reaffirm our commitment to the region and Spain. We continue to develop innovative with high added value and create jobs here, with the aim of selling abroad and consolidating 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, Cosentino Group distributes its products to more than 60 countries, directly managing, from its headquarters in Spain, its facilities and infrastructures in 17 countries. It has more than 70 comprehensive distribution and service platforms called Cosentino Centers, 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)
Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, Eco by Cosentino® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Quartz, ultra-compact and recycled surfaces, as well as protected granites for creating unique designs for the home and public spaces.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development programme, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 60 countries, and directly manages from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain) its own facilities in 17 of them (Spain, the USA, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Mexico and Australia). The multinational has 7 factories (6 in Spain and 1 in Brazil); 15 kitchen and bathroom surface production facilities (1 in Spain and 14 in the USA), 1 intelligent logistic platform (in Spain), 2 distribution hubs (in the US), and more than 70 Cosentino Centers (comprehensive distribution and service platforms) worldwide. More than 85% of Cosentino Group’s turnover comes from international markets.