Prepared to expand its market base

July 1, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Rochetec’s stoneworking operation is situated amid the horse and cattle ranches just outside of Fortaleza, Brazil.


Amid the horse and cattle ranches just outside of Fortaleza, Brazil, lies the industrial compound for Rochetec, which processes granite and other stones into a variety of finished products. The company, which has recently added to its equipment collection and product line, is preparing to export finished products to an international client base.

Rochetec’s factory combines large-scale machinery such as gangsaws and automated polishers with smaller saws and bed polishers, which offer a higher level of attention for the stone surface.

When processing blocks, Rochetec relies on four Cimef gangsaws, which are manufactured in Brazil. Blocks are brought in from local quarries such as Granos and Granistone. Recently, the company has also invested in machinery for limestone processing, such as the Cimef bed polisher, which allows the operator to supervise the polishing operation and make sure that all sections of the slab have been properly processed.

In all, Rochetec processes 5,000 square meters of material per month (54,000 square feet), and it has a total of 55 employees. The company is continually developing new products, such as new random tile patterns and wall cladding. Additionally, Rochetec has developed a line of cobblestones that is made from what has been trimmed during the slabworking process. Also contributing to the company’s goal of minimizing waste, Rochetec also sells crushed stone and aggregate products.

Rochetec is looking to increase its presence in overseas markets, and toward that end, it participates at trade fairs such as Marmomacc in Verona, Italy, and the Big 5 construction show in Dubai, United, Arab Emirates.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

Recent Articles by Michael Reis

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

STONE STANDARD

Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How_To_Polish_&_Restore_Mar.gif
How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+