Report from Brazil: Exporter opens new production line in VitÃ³ria
In addition to the polishing lines, equipment at the plant includes four Gaspari Menotti gangsaws. Additionally, Brasvit has invested in a environmental water treatment system that removes mud from the water so it can be reused for stone processing in the future.
A total of 92% of Brasvit's finished production is exported, primarily to the U.S., which consumes 70%. Brasvit sells exclusively to distributors, and Tedeschi reports that the company is selective in choosing distributors that sell based on value as opposed to price. It also sees solid geographical distribution, without overloading any single location. In all, there are only 28 Brasvit distributors throughout the U.S.
In addition to slab production, Brasvit also does some custom fabrication for high-end projects, such as the vanity tops at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. For this type of work, the company uses a Contourbreton CNC stoneworking center from Breton of Italy.