Brazilian company ensures quality products

February 2, 2003
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With a head office in the city of Rio de Janeiro and its factory in the Brazilian county of Serra in the state of Espirito Santo, Amazon Stone has been dedicating itself to building a reputable name in the stone industry for three years. The company, which focuses on fabricating and exporting decorative stones, was created based on the need for quality supplying of exclusive and exotic materials.

Founded in 1999 by Ricardo Alvarez, Amazon Stone began production in January 2000 with its first exports being made in March of the same year. Today, the business management of the company is under the direction of the owner's daughter, Daniela Alvarez.

According to the company, the location for the factory was chosen because of the city's proximity to many quarries, which are located in the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais and the northern part of Espirito Santo. This area is also close to Cachoeiro de Itapemirim - an area rich in granite, with three seaports nearby.

Amazon Stone is a mid-size company, which has focused its efforts on targeting the American market. One of the company's partners is Brazilian, and he entered the granite segment in 1989 in the U.S. His task is to purchase stone material in Brazil and worldwide.

The company's main concern is quality rather than quantity, which is why it describes its work as "handcrafted." Approximately 60 different types of granite in an assortment of colors and several varieties of marble are available through the company.

Modern equipment at the company's plant includes a modern slab polishing line and overhead cranes for maneuvering finished slabs. To ensure strict quality control, the finished products are very carefully organized after processing.

There is a strong effort of cooperation and community being made within the internal structure of Amazon Stone, and its employees have set a goal of working as "one large family." There are fringe benefits for educational and personal goals, so that everyone works well, and consequently, the environment and the final product is of high quality, reports Amazon Stone. Environmental and social responsibilities are two issues that the company takes seriously.

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