Greek stone producer invests for the future

September 2, 2008
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L.B. Naxos Marble, S.A. was established in 1986, and has invested in several new quarry sites in Greece over the past few years.


Established as a quarrier of Greek marble in 1986, L.B. Naxos Marble, S.A. has shown steady expansion over the years, opening its first factory near Athens in 1992. Moreover, the last decade has been a time of growth for the company, as it has opened new branches and quarry sites and also purchased modern stoneworking equipment.

The principal products quarried by L.B. Naxos include Naxos marble from Naxos Island, Greece, and Delos marble from Drama, Greece. Between the years 2000 and 2003, the company purchased seven new quarries and a range of new machinery. It opened new quarry sites for Greek marble in Thassos in 2003 and in Drama in 2004, and a new branch opened in Kavala in 2002.

The company’s main facility in Aspropyrgos, near the city of Athens, contains over 325,000 square feet (30,000 square meters) of slabs and 3,000 blocks of marble. The main fabrication area sits on an area of approximately 195,000 square feet (18,000 square meters), and a range of advanced stoneworking equipment is in place.

Blocks are cut to size on four gangsaws, and models include the latest technology from Simec. For polishing, L.B. Naxos has invested in a Simec line with 20 polishing heads, which can polish 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters) of material in eight hours.

In addition to slabs and tiles, L.B. Naxos has been involved in a range of architectural projects. Machinery for custom architectural stonework includes a SpiderBreton bridge saw from Breton of Italy, as well as a Breton Goldenedge CTX automated edge-profiling machine. Additionally, L.B. Naxos operates a Contourbreton NC 350 CNC stoneworking center for projects such as hotels with multiple vanities, sinks, fireplace surrounds and other custom stonework.

L.B. Naxos has supplied stone for several high-profile projects, such as the Athens Concert Hall and Metro Station in Greece as well as the Christ Pavilion in Hanover, Germany, which won a Marble Architectural Award at CarraraMarmotec.       

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