Dekton XGloss shines at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid

  • Cosentino’s Dekton ultra-compact surface and its five newest colors in the XGloss series came together last Saturday at the 2016 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid to create a spectacular catwalk for the Barcelona firm Ailanto to show its collection for this coming Fall/Winter.
  • The design, measuring more than 1,000 sq.ft. was created from a mosaic of pieces in colors Halo, Splendor, Lumina, Blaze and Spectra. The result was a unique catwalk that displayed all the extraordinary properties and performance of Dekton XGloss. 

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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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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 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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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.

Cosentino Design Challenge – The International Competition for Students Announces 10th Edition

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Cosentino Group announces the 10th edition of the International Student Competition, Cosentino Design Challenge.

Cosentino Design Challenge is an international competition with collaboration from 21 international institutions, schools and universities from as many as four continents: Europe, Asia, Oceania and America.

The competition consists of two categories, Architecture and Design and the main objective is to foster the talent of students from any school or center of higher education for design, architecture or interior architecture anywhere in the world.

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Cosentino Group conquers New York with its new Manhattan showroom

  • New York’s “Cosentino City” is the first showroom of its kind to be opened by the Spanish multinational in North America.
  • With 4,000 sq.ft. and an investment of $1.3 million, the Manhattan City aspires to become the flagship for spaces of this type, in which Cosentino offers architects and designers an extensive range of materials and tools for project development.

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Cosentino Executive Team (from left to right): Nil Koray, National Project Manager; Armin Deutsch, VP of Purchasing and Planning; Mike Heylmun, VP of Commercial and Builder Division; Patty Dominguez, VP Design and Kitchen & Bath Sales; Brian Lynch, Atlantic Regional Director; Lorenzo Marquez, VP Marketing; Eduardo Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino North America; Santiago Alfonso Rodriguez, Marketing Director; Brandon Calvo, Chief Operating Officer

Yesterday, Cosentino Group, a global Spanish firm and leader in the production and distribution of new worktops for the architecture and design sector, officially opened its new “Cosentino City” in New York. Located in Manhattan, this is the first showroom of its kind opened by the multinational in North America.

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Cosentino Group reveals the winners of its competition for future professionals: Cosentino Design Challenge 2015


Cosentino Group is pleased to announce the jury’s verdict of its 9th annual international Cosentino Design Challenge. This student competition aims to foster talent and promote research into the different conceptual approaches to the layout of spaces, materials and the construction systems that define them, using materials made by the Cosentino Group. Entries are accepted from design, architecture and interior design students from around the globe. 

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