Started in 1965, ES.LA.MA is a well-known supplier of Perlato Stone tile, slabs and cut-to-size pieces.

Among the machinery at the company's plant in Italy is a Pedrini block cutter.
Located in the historic Perlato region of Italy, ES.LA.MA has been a primary source of Perlato Stone - a fossilized material formed millions of years ago by sea sediment - since 1965. In addition to running its own stone-processing plant in Italy, as well as a fabrication operation in Stamford, CT, the company is also a member of a consortium of local fabricators and quarriers who collaboratively promote Perlato Stone products.

The company produces a little more than 1 million square feet of material per year.
Among the businesses in the area, ES.LA.MA is considered to be a pioneer in the production of Perlato Stone. The company produces a little more than 1 million square feet of material per year. According to statistics, 80% of its production is shipped abroad, with between 20 to 30% going to the U.S.

As a family business, ES.LA.MA will soon be run by a third generation. The company is part of a group that employs a total of 70 workers. At its facility in Italy, there are 15 employees.

To keep up with market demand, the company runs an efficient operation. Its plant in Italy houses a line-up of Pedrini machinery, including a tile line and block cutter.

In addition to the factory, ES.LA.MA also maintains a showroom to display its stone products.
Additionally, the location in the Perlato region includes a showroom. ES.LA.MA reports that up until recently, most orders specified Perlato Stone tiles and slabs with a polished finish. The shiny finish enhanced the look of the embedded fossils. Lately, however, an antiqued finish has become more popular. Customers are desiring a more natural stone look rather than a mirror-like appearance.

Perlato Stone tiles are offered in sizes as large as 2 x 2 feet. Larger formats are available, but at a more expensive price. In addition to Perlato Stone products, ES.LA.MA does offer other stone materials, and it finds that it receives many requests for modular tiles.