Dekton by Cosentino with food stylist Marta Muñoz Calero

In a place where we spend more and more time with friends, the food stylist Marta Muñoz-Calero shows the outstanding properties and the importance of a material as beautiful and resistant as Dekton® by Cosentino.

 

 

Rafael Nadal visits Cosentino’s headquarters in Almeria

This morning, Rafael Nadal, one of the most important Spanish athletes of all time, visited Cosentino Group’s headquarters in Cantoria. On his arrival, he was welcomed by Eduardo Martínez-Cosentino, the Group’s Sales Director, and by Santiago Alfonso, Marketing and Communication Director, who expressed their warmest welcome on behalf of the more than 3,300 Cosentino employees from all over the world.

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Silestone, partner and the main supplier of worktops for Madrid Fusión 2016

Silestone® by Cosentino, a world leader in quartz surfaces, once again collaborates with Madrid Fusión, the international gastronomy summit being held at the moment at the Palacio de Congresos in Madrid. As in previous years, the company has been entrusted with granting one of the most important distinctions of the contest – “European Chef of the Year” – which this year was awarded to the renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura.

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The Cosentino Group demonstrates its leadership in North America at KBIS 2016

Francisco Martínez-Cosentino becomes the first Spaniard to be admitted to the National Kitchen & Bath Association Hall of Fame

This month Cosentino has its largest presence to date at the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the most important show held in North America for kitchen and baths and one of the industry’s main platforms for new products.

The show, held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will attract 662 exhibitors from January 19th to January 21st. This year’s show began with the prestigious appointment of Francisco Martinez-Cosentino, Cosentino Group President, into the NKBA Hall of Fame. This is the first time, since its creation in 1989, a Spaniard has been initiated. It should be remembered that at the 2014 event Martinez-Cosentino also had the honor to be the first to give the KBIS Annual State of the Industry address in Spanish.

The NKBA Hall of Fame seeks to honor people who have made a significant contribution to the growth and professionalism of the Association, as well as the kitchen and bath industry in general. The candidates are nominated and selected by a committee of well-respected professionals, with a maximum of one to two people chosen each year.

On the show floor, Cosentino will feature striking new products marketed under its Dekton® and Silestone® brand names. These new products are expected to set the trend for the future kitchen and bath sector.

KBIS 2016 follows last week’s annual “Cosentino 100″ event where the Almeria-based company brings together its North American blue-chip clients and associates. This year the convention ran from January 10th to January 14th in Los Cabos, Mexico and saw the largest ever group gathering numbering 340 people in attendance, representing over 120 manufactures (16 of which are directly linked to production machinery). Also present were representatives from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the NKBA, a number of prestigious designers and architecture firms and kitchen and bath suppliers from the region.

Given the large number of people attending, this year’s “Cosentino 100″ served as an important forum for debate on the challenges facing the industry and provided a platform to promote Cosentino’s main sbusiness strategies and new developments for 2016. With the slogan, “Elevate,” the company has underlined the need to consolidate an efficient, integrated system for its various market niches and business opportunities. Special emphasis was also placed on raising accident prevention, health and safety standards in the stone industry.

As Francisco Martínez-Cosentino said in his opening speech, “We should aspire to and have the determination to raise the standards in the areas we all operate in, on all levels. On our part, this year we will continue to innovate and apply the very latest technology in our sector, increasing the number of facilities and employees, as well as work toward the objective of ensuring excellence in training, education, safety and the attention and service given to all clients.”

Last year ended with the opening of 10 new North American Cosentino Centers, making a total of 37 in the region and employing 1,000 people. By the close of 2016, the company is expected to reach 1,200 employees in the United States and Canada with 41 Cosentino Centers, four Cosentino Cities, three hubs, and one logistics operator across the continent.

Cosentino’s latest commitment to the region can be seen in Canada which has quickly become an important market for the company. 2015 saw the opening of new centers in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as the acquisition of Maple Terrazo, a Toronto-based distributor. This market penetration will be reinforced this year with a wide range of actions including the company’s participation at various trade fairs such as the forthcoming Interior Design Show in Toronto beginning on Thursday January 21st and the opening of a Cosentino City in Montreal.

As Martínez-Cosentino said at the event to mark his inclusion in the NKBA Hall of Fame, “If we look back, we can say in all honesty that we have achieved the American dream. Although there is still a long way to go, with major challenges in the future, this recognition is the culmination of a magnificent adventure which began in 1998. We will continue demonstrating entrepreneurship, a commitment to innovation, an international export-focused vision and the know-how to be able to adapt to the demands of professionals and consumers around the world, fostering growth and prosperity for our organization”.

Cosentino ends 2015 with over 100 facilities around the world and forecasts $780 million in revenue

The Cosentino Group brings together all of its leadership this week in Almería, Spain for its 2015 Strategic Conference.

This year’s edition, entitled “Leading by Example“, gathers more than 90 of the company’s directors who represent various departments of the business in over 25 countries. During the conference, particular emphasis is being given to the role of directors and middle managers, organizational aspects and the importance of managing talent and diversity. This last aspect has become increasingly important as Cosentino employs more than 3,300 people worldwide who represent 44 nationalities.

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Silestone White Zeus Extreme Wins Fan Favorite Vote

Silestone® White Zeus Extreme was voted the most popular color this year. This result was the outcome of an online survey conducted by Cosentino at the start of the year via its 25.silestone.com website, as part of the various initiatives the company has organized in 2015 to mark Silestone’s 25th anniversary.

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Cosentino Group Buys its Canadian Distributor

Last week the Cosentino Group acquired its Canadian distribution partner Maple Terrazzo Inc. for $11 million. The new acquisition demonstrates Cosentino’s onging commitment to international expansion by strengthening both its presence and distribution network in priority markets, including Toronto.

To date, Cosentino has opened four Cosentino Centers in Canada and invested more than $21 million to support its Canadian expansion. The company currently has more than 100 facilities worldwide.

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Cosentino Unveils Innovative ‘Cosentino Center’ in Los Angeles

The new state-of-the-art Cosentino Center in Los Angeles is an interactive showroom and warehouse that will enhance the kitchen and bath design experience for architects, designers, fabricators, distributors and consumers in the region. The center officially opened today.

As a family owned business headquartered in Spain, Cosentino has long been the trusted surfacing brand in Europe. The Los Angeles opening is part of the company’s larger strategic plan to underscore its position as the surfacing leader in the U.S. market with increased availability and distribution of its products. The Center will create jobs in the area and allow architects and designers to regionally source their favorite surfacing materials.

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ASID Receives Prestigious Spanish Award from Cosentino Nomination

AEMA President Antonio Sánchez Tapia; ASID National Chair, Board of Directors, Sandy Gordon; ASID Chief Executive Officer Randy Fiser

On November 6, 2015, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) was honored at the prestigious Macael Awards, hosted by the Asociación de Empresarios del Mármol de Andalucía (AEMA), the leading natural stone association in the Almeria region of Spain. On behalf of ASID and its more than 26,000 members, ASID Chief Executive Officer Randy Fiser and ASID National Chair, Board of Directors, Sandy Gordon, accepted the Institution Award, which each year recognizes a professional organization that plays an integral role in strengthening the presence of Spain’s stone industry across the globe.

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Dekton featured in Singapore’s renowned Restaurant André

Cosentino Group is proud to announce its collaboration with Restaurant André, a highly prestigious restaurant in Singapore.

To dine at the exquisite Restaurant André is to embark on an exploratory journey through the mind of chef and co-owner Andre Chiang. Trained in France, the Taiwanese-born Chef treats his diners to enchanting courses with his signature flair and sophistication, paired primarily with biodynamic French artisanal wines. Each course reflects aspects of Chef Chiang’s personal and multi-faceted culinary experience in a plate.