Cosentino's Brazilian Factory Undergoes Major Expansion
Based in Spain and operating in locations around the world, Cosentino S.A. opened its Brazilian stoneworking operation - Latina Vitória - in Serra, Espirito Santo, in 2002. Five years later, the factory underwent a major expansion, with over $40 million invested in new equipment and facilities, and its latest introduction is the SenSa Granite line, which offers an enhanced level of protection and durability.
Factory UpgradesIn 2007, Cosentino made investments in the Latina Vitória facility that tripled the production capacity. The factory can polish up to 300 slabs per day if needed.
Currently, production of granite is between 9,500 and 11,000 square feet (160 to 220 slabs) per day. The factory stocks more than 850,000 square feet of granite, marble and Silestone quartz surfacing, and it employs over 80 workers.
In terms of polishing investments, the company added a new Barsanti polishing and calibration line to its equipment lineup. This is in addition to the state-of-the-art Breton polishing lines from Italy, including a Levibreton KG 3000. The machine has 21 polishing heads fitted with Tenax abrasives, and it is also equipped with a Profile Scanner that memorizes the slab profile, while a sonar reader memorizes its thickness.