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Neolith fires up fourth production line in Spain

March 2019

After posting outstanding results in 2017, including sales revenues of more than Euro 100 million, Spanish company The Size Surfaces has started up its fourth line for the production of Neolith slabs to meet the rapidly growing global demand for sintered stone surfaces for residential and commercial projects.

Set up in 2009 by Jesús Esteve in Almazora, Castellón, the Spanish company has become a real success story in the international ceramic industry.  Setting itself the goal of creating ceramic surfaces that would be capable of breaking out of the traditional field of floor and wall tiles and exploring applications in new architectural and interior design segments, The Size was a pioneer in the large size tile segment using latest-generation technology from System. The first line commissioned in 2010 for 3,600 by 1,200mm sizes with thicknesses of 3mm and 5mm was followed by a second in 2013 (up to 3,200 by 1,500mm with thicknesses from 5mm to 20 mm).  The addition of the third line in September 2016 has now been followed by a fourth that will almost double production capacity. The new line will be used mainly for the production of 3mm and 6mm thick panels in sizes 3,600 by 1,200mm, 3,200 by 1,500mm, 2,600 by 1,200mm, and 2,600 by 1,500mm.

“A fourth production line is a hugely significant step for us,” says Neolith’s Marketing Project Manager, Mar Esteve.  “Not only is it a reflection of the brand’s rapid growth over the last two years, but it will enable us to exponentially expand our share within this highly-competitive sector.  We are now the only company in our sector to have five kilns fully devoted to Sintered Stone.  This gives us the flexibility needed to deal with more short-lead enquiries and the capacity to deliver a larger number of confirmed projects.”

“With four new surfaces, two new finishes and a 15 further 20mm slabs to be introduced in 2018, this new line enables us to handle the large number of colour-specific orders processed at any one time,” she concluded.

The Size is also planning further investment in Neolith’s global retail presence by opening new showrooms in major international cities and logistic hubs including Tokyo, Madrid, and Ramallah; with three further international sites planned over the coming year.

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