Cosentino celebrates its new main HQ and warehouse with a grand ceremony attended by local dignitaries and celebrity chef
Cosentino UK was delighted to celebrate the grand opening of its new UK headquarters on the 17 February, with Colin Ive, Chairman to the Hart District Council and Isabel Cosentino cutting the ribbon. The evening was attended by over 100 influential guests, including fabricators, designers, architects and developers, as well as international Cosentino group members.
The grand opening included speeches from UK Managing Director, Christophe Gontier, General Manager for the UK Cosentino Centre, Richard Barrett and Cosentino’s European Sales Director, Pedro Parra. The cutting edge ‘Above Everything Else’ Silestone advert by Spanish artist and designer, Alex Roman was also broadcast.
TV chef and owner of the Pot Kiln, Mike Robinson captivated guests with cookery demonstrations, including delicious venison and wood pigeon dishes. Canapés and champagne was also supplied by the Pot Kiln catering company.
Cosentino has invested over half a million pounds in its new UK headquarters. Based at a new industrial development, Bartley Point in Hook, Hampshire, the headquarters are located half a mile away from junction 5 of the M3, with easy access to major transport links.
Managing Director for Cosentino UK, Christophe Gontier says, “The grand opening was a fantastic evening for Cosentino, attended by our most important clients and customers. We are extremely proud of our new UK headquarters and are confident that it will help to continue the development of the Cosentino brands even further in the UK.”
The impressive 40,196 square foot UK Cosentino Centre benefits from a large 37,046 square foot warehouse that will carry over 4000 slabs of stock, including Silestone quartz worksurfaces, Sensa Granite worktops and ECO by Cosentino®, a revolutionary new recycled surface made from 75% recycled material. The aim is to soon have three lorries with a capacity of 44 tons a day, ensuring fast delivery times to fabricators who in turn can deliver quickly to their customers.
A training room that seats 50 people will be used for international and local meetings as well as staff training and briefings. All Silestone dealers are specially trained and accredited, with major training events happening several times a year. Set display areas within the headquarters will showcase the stunning Cosentino product ranges for end users, architects, designers, builders and Stonemasons to visit, by appointment.
The Cosentino Centre concept is an ambitious project by Cosentino to transform its warehouses in Spain and Europe into a fully integrated service for its customers in the architecture, design and stone industry.Cosentino Centres will offer an excellent, high quality service, incorporating a showroom, storage facilities, offices and a training room, which can be visited by architects, interior designers, fabricators and kitchen and bathroom studios.
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