The International Surface Event anticipates a growing audience to view the hundreds of stone, tile and flooring products on display
TISE 2017 continues to evolve
The Marmo+Mac International Pavilion at TISE 2017
At this year’s The International Surface Event (TISE), the Marmomac International Pavilion will host leading stone and machinery suppliers from France, India, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia, San Marino and Turkey. The following is a brief overview of the exhibiting companies.
BELLINZONI — Italy
Founded in 1937 in Milan, Bellinzoni immediately stood out for research and development of innovative products with a high-quality profile, which accompanied developments in the stone market by providing solutions to problems that emerged over the years, in an almost centenary path. In order to fulfill this vision, continuous investments have been necessary in manufacturing facilities and in modern and efficient research and development laboratories that provided innovative and certified instruments to the company, while enhancing its legacy of knowledge. Starting from the first product, “Special Preparation for Polishing,” which is still on the market, the company has grown to more than 50 currently available products, all dedicated to the protection, polishing, filling and maintenance of marble, granite, stone, terracotta, ceramics, metals and plastics. Its presence in relevant markets continued in quick steps — the company initially established itself primarily in Italy and in Europe – with Bellinzoni currently in over 80 countries worldwide thanks to a distribution network formed by direct branches, retailers, importers and supermarkets.
CERESER MARMI S.P.A. — Italy
Cereser Marmi S.p.A. has specialized in the selection and sale of marble and granite for 50 years. It is one of the leading companies on the international market in stone working and processing, combining industrial production logic with the human aspect of client relations.
DDX SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS – Italy
DDX develops software solutions for members of the stone and glass processing industry who look for innovative, reliable and user-friendly applications. From design to production, passing through an easy and smooth project phase, DDX are a real support for these workers. This is done with an efficient and good use of resources together with technological innovations in order to offer the best solutions so as to be competitive in the market.
DIMER MARBLE — Turkey
Dimer Marble was established in 1987 as a quarrying operation and in 2000 a processing factory was added. At the moment, Dimer is producing tiles, slabs and cut-to-size in three different factories — located in Diyarbakir and Adiyaman — with a production capacity of 1 million square meters for 10 different products such as Brown Espera, Light Emparador, Adara Cream, Sandwave, Koky Beige, Orient Pink, Basalt, Marbella Cream, Silkroad, Grizio Shire, Elios Beige and Adara Cream. Dimer exports 80% of its production to 73 different countries. Dimer is currently operating eight of its own quarries, with an export volume of 150,000 tons.
EMMEDUE USA LLC – Italy/US
Emmedue USA, with its operational headquarters in Florida, coordinates the distribution of all ranges of bridge saws with 3/4/5 axes, CNC work centers and manual saws, as well as providing technical support for spare parts and service maintenance in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
FERRARI & CIGARINI — Italy
Since 1969, Ferrari & Cigarini has specialized in the design and manufacturing of machinery and plants for the cutting, chamfering, profiling, forming, squaring and gluing of single- and double-firing products, porcelain, glass, marble, granite and natural stone. Robotized palletization and depalletization is used to supply production lines.
GNC SAS — Italy
GNC Meccanica was started in 1996 in Pesaro. In its early days, the company dealt mainly with mechanical custom supply, having as its primary business the manufacturing of top-quality and finished products. Thanks to its long experience and consolidated presence in the Italian national market, GNC Meccanica began manufacturing its own CNC suction-cup range for glass and marble processing.
Over the years, GNC Meccanica steadily increased the number of shapes it was able to manufacture, producing suction-cups for many CNC machine manufacturers. In 2010, GNC Meccanica’s floor space required expansion due to an increase in business volume; so much so that the company took the decision to move to a larger building of 1,100 square meters. Today, GNC Meccanica is the first Italian manufacturer of suction-cups, tool-forks and accessories for marble and glass processing, with a wide range of products for any height and CNC machine manufacturers. With more than 1,200 products in its catalog, GNC Meccanica is able to meet the most demanding needs, providing customized suction-cups and/or special high-precision accessories. The company is committed to constant improvement in the performance, reliability and quality of its products, with a view to providing an answer to your needs at a reasonable price. GNC Meccanica, through direct supply to the largest CNC machine manufacturers, is already present in the Italian market and in the main European markets, as well in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Taiwan and the UAE.
HARTEK MERMER GRANIT INS.MAK.SAN.TIC.LTD.STI. — Turkey
The company’s plant in Istanbul, equipped with high technology production units, manufactures a wide range of products. As a business partner in the natural stone industry, Hartek is constantly upgrading the quality of its products and services in order to supply more convenient stone processing solutions. Hartek is the only Turkish company manufacturing plastic coated multiwire products up to 6.3 mm in diameter. The company has permanent R & D agreements with reliable technical universities and scientific and academic government institutions in Turkey. Hartek’s long-term field sales, solution experiences and continuous R&D tests create an accumulated wide sectorial know-how, so that the company has strong capabilities to supply required solutions to a broad range of stone processing scenarios. Furthermore, Hartek is the only Turkish diamond tools company exhibiting in Verona at Marmomac and at the Xiamen Stone Fair, as a well-known international partner.
IMEX PLUS – Tunisia
Imex Plus is one of the leading Tunisian companies specializing in the Tunisian marble. It was founded in 1999. Imex Plus produces many kinds of marble such as Beige Thala, Beige Cheverny, Grey Foussana and Black Aziza.
ITALMECC — Italy
Italmecc specializes in the production, selling and servicing of water clarification plants, filter presses, sump pumps for abrasive water, boosting pumps and chemicals. A leader in dust control systems with water or dry technology. The company is based in Canada, the U.S., Italy and the U.K.
LSI STONE – Portugal
Established in 1999, LSI-Stone first started as Inovopedra, when Regina Vitório and Pedro Vazão joined forces to combine their families’ inheritance and years of expertise in this sector. With a high purity grade, LSI limestones are extracted from the best Estremadura quarries, located in the most important limestone repository in Portugal. The company is in continuous expansion, conquering new markets every year. At the moment, LSI-Stone exports stones to more than 25 countries, allowing it to affirm that it is a global company, without frontiers. Participation in award competitions and renowned projects elevates the name of the LSI-Stone brand. Its factory displays a modern integrated management system and is equipped with advanced stone-cutting and finishing machines, providing reliable and cost-effective final results, ensuring an actual successful answer to the most demanding and precise architectural projects.
MATEC – Italy
Matec designs and manufactures complete plants for waste water purification and filtration in many sectors, the most important of which are: coal, iron-ore, aggregates, gravel, sand, stone, concrete, ceramic and glass. Matec’s objective is complete customer satisfaction, guaranteeing a fast after-sale service, but also a pre-sale consultancy service to accurately identify the real needs of potential customers. The company has installed over 1,800 wastewater installations all across the world and 250 plants over the last two years alone. This is the real guarantee of our production and service quality. We have now become the number one Italian manufacturer of filter presses, based on 2015 turnover.
MGS – Italy
The company was founded with the aim to weave the knowledge of quarries and materials into the commercial experience gained in major international markets. In its first years, MGS has developed a network of clients mostly abroad. Its clients transform plates in stairs, ﬂoors and other ﬁnal products. They totally support MGS’ economic philosophy, which is not only geared towards product supply but also has the aim of offering an information and research service for new types of colors, stones and ﬁnishes in order to provide the market with innovation, fantasy, opportunities and a grain of folly typical of those who really want to innovate. In these years MGS has also specialized in additional services such as laying, measurements and consultancy on the use of the materials.
M STONE STONE & TILE – India/U.S.
M Stone & Tile is a family owned and operated international distributor of a wide variety of natural stone products. With three generations and over 40 years of combined experience, the company has created an expansive product line that encompasses every aspect of natural stone application, be it commercial or residential, interior or exterior, contemporary or vintage, high end or low end. The company enjoys exclusive patronage of stone of the best mining, fabrication and finishing facilities, allowing it to offer architects, designers, builders and masons an unmatched ability to create precisely what they envision. Its product styles and finishes are exclusively its own. M Stone & Tile is not in the business of following trends. Rather, it creates and facilitates new trends in its industry.
NUOVA MONDIAL MEC — Italy
Nuova Mondial Mec SRL entered into the market in 1979 manufacturing the first models of polishers. Over the years, the company has notably and successfully broadened its production, becoming a world-wide leader in the production of bench-cutting machines, floor grinder-polishers and stone slab saws all provided with a wide range of accessories for easy processing of marble, granite and natural stone.
PORFIDO TRENTINO — Italy
Porfido Trentino Srl., located in Albiano, to the north of Verona and Lake Garda, in the middle of Trentino’s porphyry platform, can boast a very large variety of porphyry products such as cubes and tiles, as well as other more sophisticated materials such as steps or materials with polished, flamed, brushed and sanded surfaces, which are specially indicated for indoor floorings and coverings.
PROGRESS PROFILES SPA — Italy
Progress Profiles is a leading company in the field of finishing decorative and technical profiles, as well as systems for interiors and exterior environments, expansion joints, membranes and skirting, with more than 40 years of experience and a future-oriented vision. Its 100%-made-in-Italy brand is exported in more than 50 countries and is internationally represented through branches in the U.S., UAE and Australia.
Q DESIGN SRL – Italy
Q Design has been active since 2003 in the integration of CNC robotic systems for milling, where the programming is done completely “off-line” starting from a 3D model. Q Design relies on an extensive background gained through years of experience in robotic milling of different materials — from foam and polystyrene to marble and granite — and on a solid internal R&D structure, with a dedicated department for the development of proprietary software. One of Q Design’s latest solutions is the addition of the waterjet tool, which is consistent with the company’s aim to build multifunctional robotic systems, thus making those systems much more flexible than traditional CNC machines.
SAS LES CARRIERES DE BONTEMPS — France
Sas Les Carrieres de Bontemps offers hard colorful limestone for tiles, pool coping, fireplace, sinks and wall cladding — from its own quarry.
STEINEX SRL — Italy
For over 40 years, Steinex has been the international leader in the design, construction and distribution of splitting machinery for every type of natural stone, concrete and prefabricated material. In all its operations, Steinex is guided by a set of core values: continuous innovation in production technology to increase user competitiveness; delivering tailored solutions to meet specific needs; and developing and maintaining continuous dialogue with customers before and after sales. The machinery manufactured by Steinex covers a wide range of applications and brands. Some of these include: Igloo (machinery for the production of wall stones and dimensional stone), Sherp (complete range of conveyors for transporting and managing stone), Menhir (range of machinery for splitting large blocks and slabs), Wind Star (automatic lines for splitting sawn material) and Broadway (specialist machinery for the production of tiles).
TAGLIO SOFTWARE HOUSE — Italy
Taglio is a leading company established in 1982, whose products are based on the full in-house development of its creativity and programming, in accordance with the principle of full-in-house creativity, this guaranteeing the total and lasting intellectual and operational property of the solution provided to the customer. With over 30 years of experience, Taglio has always aimed to introduce innovative technologies in all industrial fields requiring highly-accurate, efficient and qualitative material cutting, modeling and sculpting, directing the development of its products.
TRESORELLE ITL — Italy
Tre Sorelle ITL S.r.l. was founded in the ‘90s as a marble, granite, travertine, onyx, engineered stone working company. Since the start, the interpretation of the company’s mission has been closely connected to a further expanded and complete use of natural stone, as compared to consolidated traditions, with the elevation of aesthetic and technical aspects as objectives. In over 20 years of operation, the company has consolidated its position, assuming a role at the top level of the stone-working sector and is equipped with an international language that has heralded the start of a new era in the history of the company. Worldwide success, as demonstrated by exports to over 20 countries, with the number increasing continually, naturally leads to consolidated international leadership. Production is accomplished using processes that are both automated and integrated with information technology systems; an advanced and innovative approach for the stone-working sector.