CANTORIA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Cosentino Group, world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, currently has the widest sales and distribution network achieved by a Spanish company in the industrial sector in North America. This network is mainly composed of 42 "Cosentino Centers," 36 located in the U.S. and four in Canada, as well as three " Cosentino City" or showrooms and two distribution hubs.
The multinational has recently opened six new "Centers" in the USA, facilities that combine the functions of warehouse, training center, offices and showroom, most of them in new states. These launches mean that Cosentino now has its own facilities in half of the 50 American States. The company thus proves its firm commitment to a key commercial market that currently represents 55% of the Group's total sales, and where the company is now a leader in the sector.
Another differentiating asset in the Cosentino distribution model, the "City" showroom concept, is also the star of this expansion as Cosentino already counts three of these showrooms in New York, Toronto and Montreal, which will have its official opening in the coming weeks. In addition, two other Cosentino City Centers will open, one in San Francisco at the end of April and a fifth “Cosentino City” in Miami’s Design District in July. This presence with its own assets is completed with two distribution hubs and twelve surface elaboration and transformation plants. This is also going hand in hand with growth in the number of employees to over 1,200 employees in the USA and Canada by the end of this year.
As a result of this high implementation and in order to attend the company’s plan for future growth, the headquarters of its subsidiary Cosentino North America will be located in Miami as of summer 2017, and not anymore in Houston. This strategic decision will bring greater efficiency to the management of the North American market as well as better coordination both with the Group’s headquarters in Almeria and with the rest of the continent. Furthermore, Miami is not only currently one of the largest and richest cities in the country, but it is an indispensable reference point for the most prestigious architects and designers in the world and offers significant business opportunities and new projects.
For Eduardo Cosentino, EVP of Global Sales for Cosentino Group and CEO of Cosentino North America, "since we opened the subsidiary in 1997, Houston has been an incredible place for our operations in the USA, and our business in the city as well as in Texas will continue to grow strongly in the coming years. However, it is clear that in order to sustain our growth and achieve greater efficiency we need our corporate headquarters to be located in a global city, from where we can centralize management for the American continent. Without a doubt this move will help us in our objective of expanding even more in the USA over the coming years, consolidating our leadership and being able to meet the demands of this competitive market."
About the Cosentino Group
The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries, with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has seven factories (six in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 120 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.