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Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award

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Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award

Posted on 16 January 2017 by CRadmin3

cosentino Cosentino Group, a  producer and distributor of natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfaces, was honored with the 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award during the retailer’s annual supplier conference at its headquarters in Atlanta. Suppliers that have gone above and beyond in their collaboration with The Home Depot were recognized. Cosentino was acknowledged for its continued commitment to product innovation, speed to market and collaborative spirit with The Home Depot’s business model in North America.

“This award is the merit recognition of a collaboration from multiple divisions across Cosentino, including product innovation and design, manufacturing, logistics, account management, sales and marketing,” says Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Building our relationship with The Home Depot has been a key component in expanding Cosentino’s presence in North America and we look forward to further success for both brands as our partnership continues and grows.”

You may also be interested in this article about ISFA’s annual award winners.

 

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ISFA Announces Annual Award Winners

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ISFA Announces Annual Award Winners

Posted on 22 November 2016 by CRadmin3

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced the winners of its annual awards at the association’s annual meeting and conference recently held in Cancun, Mexico. The ISFA awards are chosen by association members, and given to industry professionals that stand out as the very best.

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Hall of Fame Inductee Jon Olson

Industry Veteran Jon Olson was inducted into the ISFA Hall of Fame, joining a long list of esteemed industry professionals. The Hall of Fame Award is given to the individual who has, in the course of his/her career, made significant contributions to the decorative surfacing industry, and has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of ISFA. Olson was recognized for his significant contributions to the industry knowledge base and for his understanding and awareness of surfacing materials such as solid surface and quartz. Through his article writing for several industry magazines, his social media outreach, speaking engagements and his various roles in the industry, from fabricator to manufacturer representative to associate at a well know material distributor, Olson has earned his place in the ISFA Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Fabricator of the Year Award was given to Augie Chavez of GECKO SSS in San Antonio, Texas. The Fabricator of the Year is awarded to an individual of a fabricator member company that in the past year has best demonstrated the ISFA ideals of quality, innovation, character and exemplary service to ISFA and/or the decorative surfacing industry. Chavez earned the award for building a successful commercial fabrication business from the ground up, while maintaining a commitment to social standards, such as environmentally friendly practices and training, as well as educating and respecting the company’s staff.

The Associate of the Year Award is given to an associate member company that in the past year has best exemplified the role of servicing the needs of fabricator member companies, and who has best supported ISFA in all activities. This year’s winner is Moraware for going out of its way to expand the amount of solid information available to fabricators through its innovative newsletter, blog, podcast (StoneTalk) and its approach to marketing that works to improve industry standards and quality.

The Innovator Award is for the member firm or individual who goes outside the box to create a product or system that enhances the life or elevates the role of the surface fabricator. The 2016 Winner is ArtCor for using its experience and innovative solid surface design and fabrication techniques in Russia to advance the scope and possibilities for the use of solid surface material around the world.

The Envision Award is given to the manufacturer member that excels in creating something imaginative and special for the surfacing industry. The 2016 Winner is Cosentino for developing Dekton Large Format Tile, which allows traditional countertop fabricators to expand into flooring with a durable, high quality product that can be used in both interior and exterior applications.

You may also be interested in this article about Coverings seeking submissions for the 2017 CID Awards.

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Tenax Offers Mastidek Cartridge Glue for Cosentino Dekton

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Tenax Offers Mastidek Cartridge Glue for Cosentino Dekton

Posted on 15 August 2016 by cradmin

TenaxMastidek offered by Tenax is a new generation bi-component resin used to glue Dekton. Dekton Mastidek Fast Outdoor Cartridge glue has a very high adhesion in a short amount of time, which allows for cutting and polishing the assembled parts in approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The hardened product is shiny and is very polishable. This product is produced in special 215 ml cartridges with a 2:1 bi-axial quantity. The glue and hardener are pre-dosed in the cartridge which, once inserted in the proper gun, with the special mixer fixed on top, allows the correct extrusion and mixing of the product. It requires use of special M200XMR Cartridge Gun, and is suitable for use outdoors.

You may also be interested in this article on tooling for Dekton.

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Cosentino Launches New Dekton Compact Sintered Surface Products

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Cosentino Launches New Dekton Compact Sintered Surface Products

Posted on 18 March 2016 by cradmin

Dekton Blaze XGLOSS kitchenCosentino launched 10 new colors in its Dekton Ultra Compact Sintered Surface line, including four in a new ‘XGLOSS’ Series. This new series uses a nano-coating process to create a high, mirror-like reflectivity, reports the company. The XGLOSS colors are Blaze (pictured here), which has a gray mirrored look; Halo, a crystalline shiny white; Lumina, a highly reflective taupe; and Splendor, a subtle glossy gray. The six other Dekton colors, not in the XGLOSS Series, are In other series were Aldem, which has a grey, weathered oak look; Bento, a neutral with graining variation; Blanc White, with a white concrete look; Gada, a cream-colored limestone-like pattern; Sarev, a more dramatic limestone-like color with veining and color variation; and Valterra, which has a hardwood maple look. All Dekton colors are very durable and resistant to stains and temperature shock. The are also UV-stable, making them suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

You may also be interested in this article on Neolith Compact Sintered Surfaces.

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Cosentino Group Buys its Canadian Distributor, Plans additional Canadian Investment

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Cosentino Group Buys its Canadian Distributor, Plans additional Canadian Investment

Posted on 11 January 2016 by cradmin

The Cosentino Group has acquired its Canadian distribution partner Maple Terrazzo Inc., just outside of Toronto, for $11 million. According to the company, the acquisition demonstrates its 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. Since 2014, the company has opened Centers in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. These Centers include functional warehouses, as well as brand and product showrooms supported by sales teams. The company will reportedly continue to increase its commitment to Canada with new investments and facilities, including a second Cosentino Center scheduled to open in 2016 in Montreal.

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Cosentino Opens New Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Cosentino Opens New Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

Posted on 27 August 2015 by cradmin

Cosentino-Israel-opening-ceremonyCosentino Group opened a new Cosentino Center in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel, designed to centralize the service for and distribution of its products for the whole country. The investment made by the Spanish multinational for this first phase that has been set up has reached 2 million Euros, destined mainly for the facility in the Petah Tikva district (Tel Aviv). The Center has a total floor area of ​​1,800 sq. meters for warehousing and offices, of which 250 sq. meters are devoted to the showroom and exhibition of products and design solutions. The facility can store up to 2,500 slabs.

Cosentino’s operation in this new market is headed by Itay Shimony, area manager for Cosentino Israel, and will, for the time being, lead an initial team of eight people who will be responsible for meeting the needs of the Israeli market. The inauguration of the center was attended by Fernando Carderera, Spanish Ambassador to Israel, as well as the Embassy’s Trade Office Delegate, ​​Emilio López Viñuela. The multinational was represented at the event by Eduardo Alfonso Martínez-Cosentino, global sales director of Cosentino Group among others.

“Following Turkey last year, Israel represents a new qualitative leap in the region of the Middle East for our expansion strategy based on establishing ourselves with our own assets,” said Martínez-Cosentino. “Moreover, our presence in Israel is particularly significant for us as it was one of the first markets where we distributed Silestone outside Spain in the beginning, thanks largely to the support of the Shimony family”.

Today, Cosentino Group has over 90 Centers worldwide and distributes its products in more than 80 countries, with operations based on its own assets in 26 of them, including the Israeli market.

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Cosentino Adds 8 Additional Colors to Dekton Product Line

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Cosentino Adds 8 Additional Colors to Dekton Product Line

Posted on 24 June 2015 by cradmin

Cosentino Dekton BoreaDekton by Cosentino, an ultra-compact sintered surface made from glass, porcelain and quartz, added eight new color option to its line up, bringing the total number of colors available to 23. These new colors come include two marble-like color (Enzo, which is white with dark veining, and Kelya, which is dark with light veining ) in the Natural Looks collection. It also includes three colors in the Solids Collection:  Ventus, a lighter gray, Korus, a darker gray, and Galema, which is sort of a grayish/olive color. The remaining three colors are Keon, a gray color with subtle swirls in the Tech Collection, and two colors in the Wild Collection, both of which have stripe-like veining – Borea (pictured here) and Makai (a very light gray color with darker stripe-like veins. These new introductions are in addition to a launch of five additional colors (Aura, Edora, Irok, Kairos and Vegha) earlier this year.

The material is suitable for both interior and exterior uses, including countertops, vanities, wet walls/showers, flooring and cladding. The material is made using a proprietary process called “particle sintering technology” or PST that uses heat and pressure to provide the material with UV resistance for color stability, high strength, and resistance to impacts, scratching and abrasion, as well as low water absorption and thermal shock resistance. All of these colors will be available in large format slabs of 56 by 126 in. and in three thicknesses: 0.8cm, 1.2cm and 2cm.

You may also be interested in this article on the most recent colors of Neolith compact surface.

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Cosentino Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Silestone Quartz Surfacing

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Cosentino Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Silestone Quartz Surfacing

Posted on 04 May 2015 by cradmin

This year Cosentino is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Silestone quartz surfacing product. To commemorate this anniversary, the company held an event at its Cantoria headquarters, during which it’s founders, the executive board and a group of employees celebrated 25 years of Silestone’s history and special recognition was awarded to approximately 60 people who have been involved with the brand since its launch. The kickoff celebration is the first in a series of commemorative initiatives that will take place throughout 2015, including an expanded product warranty, new product introductions, designer collaborations and strategic partnerships, and a commemorative logo.

Silestone’s approach to surfacing took years of research and trial and error by the Cosentino family, which started its surfacing roots in the marble industry in Almeria, Spain, before Silestone officially launched in 1989. “Reaching Silestone’s 25th Anniversary is a significant milestone and there is no better way to celebrate the brand’s success than by thanking all of those who have supported us since the very beginning,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America. “As a family-owned company, Silestone represents our foray into the American market….”

In honor of the anniversary, Silestone expanded its transferable, limited warranty to guarantee coverage of Silestone surfaces and Integrity sinks for up to 25 years from original date of installation, regardless of original owner. The new warranty program will cover surfaces purchased from an authorized installer or dealer and that have been installed in a single-family residence.

You may also be interested in this article about Wilsonart’s new line of quartz surfacing.

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Cosentino Launches 3 Online Design Tools for Better Surface Visualization

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Cosentino Launches 3 Online Design Tools for Better Surface Visualization

Posted on 14 April 2015 by cradmin

Cosentino launched three new online tools: a Digital Warehouse that gives fabricators an online library of slabs that can be previewed with clients and  the HD Home Viewer and the 3D Home Simulator, which allow the digital customization of a variety of environments by manipulating the various design elements.

Powered by SlabSmith software, the Digital Warehouse allows fabricators and specifiers to directly order a specific slab of granite or marble online by accessing images and providing measurements of each slab. It also autocorrects images for distortions and lighting and notes imperfections. Users can filter by size or application requirements to ensure material consistency and minimized waste in fabrication. Slabs can be applied to kitchen layout templates to create installation previews. By viewing the slab’s patterns and veining placing seams, appliances or fixtures can be determined before ordering. Right now it is only available for the company’s natural stone products.

The other two tools are for designers and homeowners. The Cosentino 3D Home simulator, for iPads, allows users to customize six environmental elements, including a modern, classic and outdoor kitchen, two bathrooms and an exterior space where Dekton may be applied to the façade. It provides multiple viewing angles and lighting scenarios, as well as 3-D movement and camera zoom capabilities. Designs can be saved in a library for editing or sharing. It’s available through the iTunes app store. The Cosentino HD Home Viewer is a multiplatform simulator with high-definition renderings of six spaces, including kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor and retail environments that can incorporate applications of Dekton. The user customizes surfaces by clicking on countertops, façades, wall coverings, floors, furniture and bathroom elements. It is intended for use on computers and Android, iOS and Windows tablets, smartphones and smart televisions.

You may also be interested in this article on MS International’s edge treatment preview system.

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ISFA Adds Conference to 2015 Annual Meeting

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ISFA Adds Conference to 2015 Annual Meeting

Posted on 16 February 2015 by cradmin

Slated for Nov. 4 to 6, 2015, in the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, the ISFA Annual Member Meeting Luncheon is being paired with an educational conference and variety of network events. Attendee space for the full 2-day event, which is sponsored by Cosentino, is limited.

Two guest speakers/trainers – Andrea Chapman, president of Suitable Solutionsand a Sage 100 Contractor-certified Consultant; and Ed Hill, owner of Synchronous Solutions and co-owner of Cabinet Creations – will not only share first-hand knowledge of owning and operating countertop businesses, they will share how they gained their track records of helping other business owners realize success. The event also provides attendees with opportunities to learn and network with each other.

A full registration includes: two nights’ accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, a kick-off networking reception with food drink and live music; a full day of discussion groups with industry experts, a vendor/sponsor meet and greet; the annual ISFA meeting and lunch, and a group dinner with the other attendees.

There is no cost for ISFA Members in good standing to attend the Annual Member Meeting Luncheon only.

There will be a fee for attending the full 2-day event. More information is available at www.ISFAnow.org or via email at info@isfanow.org.

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