In 2010, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab was able to tour the construction progress of the facility that creates the product in Almería, Spain. Dekton is now manufactured at the new factory located in the Cosentino Group’s Industrial Park and features the advanced Particle Sintering Technology “PST”, developed exclusively by Cosentino Group. The process combines technologies from the ceramic industry, flat glass industry and the quartz surface industry.
Dekton can be used in multiple high-value applications in public and private spaces both inside and outdoors. Its uses and applications ranging from flooring, stairs, cladding, ventilated façades and work surfaces. It can be used both indoors and outdoors due to its resistance to UV rays. Responding to the architect demand for large format slabs in different thicknesses, it will be manufactured in a 320cm x 144cm size with thicknesses of 8mm, 2cm and 3cm. On our tour we viewed slabs in colors and textures identical to wood, rust, natural stone, concrete, metal, and solids. Our favorites included rippled, leather, denim, slate, brushed and coated versions. With this launch the company demonstrates its firm belief in a strategy based on innovation and product diversification.
The group also plans to create 300 new direct jobs, between the Almería production site and the various Group facilities spread across the world. The new factory will have an initial production capacity of 1,500 slabs per day. During the next three years, Cosentino Group plans to open 28 new American City Centers, to reach a total of 90. Following the expansion in the United States, the Group will focus on Brazil and Asia.
We look forward to hearing the latest details from Paco and Eduardo Cosentino at San Francisco City Center VIP breakfast on October 11… stay tuned!