Global supplier of natural stone and reconstituted surfaces Cosentino Group has announced its one year anniversary in Australia, touting relationships with stone masons and distributors including Galvin Hardware and Heritage Stone.

Cosentino Australia manager Gary Isherwood said: “After launching in Australia just last year, we’re excited to have captured the attention of these major industry players.  We know we have a high quality product, so we made it a priority to establish a reliable and consistent national distribution strategy.”

Following the initial launch of Silestone, Cosentino has bought a number of new ranges to the market including Eco by Cosentino, marketed as the environmentally friendly offering, as well as the new Silestone Nebula series.
Isherwood  said a range of new products is scheduled for release in 2013.

“With new colours and textures, we’re excited to bring these offerings to Australian designers and architects. Now that we have a physical presence in Australia, we can ensure our customers have access to our new innovations and can quickly adapt and cater to the changing trends of the Australian market.”
The €3m ($4.2m AUD) investment in Australia came as part of the Group’s international expansion and diversification strategy.

The first warehouse is located in Villawood, Sydney, also hosting the HQ office for the country, with plans for expansion in 2013. This will include a second warehouse and adjoined showroom in the Sydney CBD, as well as new distribution centres in major cities along the east coast of Australia.

Galvin Hardware managing director Will Galvin commented: “We jumped at the opportunity to bring a world-leading brand like Silestone into the Australian market. It really was a natural choice to go with Cosentino, as we knew we’d not only be distributing the highest quality product in the market, but we would also be working with a family business,” adds Galvin.