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Cosentino Group expands its presence in Canada
The Spanish Cosentino Group is strengthening its position in Canada with new company-owned facilities; firmly establishing the multinational in this market. Cosentino currently operates a Centre in Calgary and a 'City Associated' showroom in Toronto, both of which opened recently. The Group is also planning a new Centre in Vancouver in the near future.
The group's increasing commitment to the region was evident at its annual summit, which brought together its most important customers and business partners in the North American region. With the title 'Cosentino 100 Strategic Summit', this year's convention in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), brought together more than 300 participants from 115 fabricators, as well as major supplier companies and Cosentino North America staff.
At the summit, the goal of which was to define Cosentino's strategic business objectives for the region and to present new developments for the Silestone and Dekton brands, the greater prominence of the Canadian market was evident. The three aforementioned facilities, together with the company's specialised distributors in other regions of the country, will largely be able to cater for the needs of the market.
"Canada plays a pivotal role in the company's expansion strategy for North America," says the Group's CEO for Cosentino North America, Eduardo Mart'nez-Cosentino Alfonso. "The facilities in Calgary, Toronto and soon-to-come Vancouver, together with major changes in the Montreal region, mean that we will be in a position to fully and efficiently cater for our customers' needs with the quality of service Cosentino is renowned for, while offering a larger inventory, new design tools and experts in each local market."
The Group currently has more than 90 Cosentino Centres worldwide, 25 of which are in the North American region: 24 in the US and one in Calgary (Canada). In addition to the aforementioned pioneers in the stone -surface industry worldwide, there is the Associated City in Toronto, the two hubs in Houston (Texas) and Norfolk (Virginia), and the 14 elaboration factories in the US. With this level of coverage, the North American region now accounts for more than 55% of consolidated turnover for the group.
Francisco Mart'nez-Cosentino (pictured), president and CEO of the Spanish multinational, pointed out during his welcome speech at the summit that: "In 2014 we reached the milestone of having our own commercial presence on the five continents, following the opening in South Africa, and account for 90% of business in the international arena. North America continues to play a key role in this regard, and our intention is to continue growing this year through the launch of new Centres and the opening of the first Cosentino City in the United States, in New York, among other initiatives."
27th February 2015