How is Business? - November 2019

This is the first article of a new section where people from the natural stone industry in various activities in different countries give their opinions on how their business is doing. This one focuses on Poland.

 

 

 

NAME: Pawel Bereza

COMPANY: Pamir, Warsaw, POLAND

ACTIVITY: Projects, kitchen tops, home renovation

What percentage of your current business is in natural stone? What would be the breakup for quartz and porcelain?

- Natural Stone: 40%

- Quartz: 50%

- Porcelain: 10%

Which of the three do you expect to increase in next few months?

Semi- quartz just being introduced will grow.

Can you name the top 5 natural stones that you work with?

Absolute Black, Viscount White, Steel Grey, Crema Marfil, Bianco Carrara

 

 

NAME: Dariusz Duda

COMPANY:, Focus – Stones, Warsaw, POLAND

ACTIVITY: Projects, cut to size.

What percentage of your current business is in natural stone? What would be the breakup for quartz and porcelain?

- Natural Stone: 75%

- Quartz: 3%

- Porcelain: 22%

Which of the three do you expect to increase in next few months?

Natural stone is growing

Can you name the top 5 natural stones that you work with?

Crema Marfil, Portuguese marbles like Rosa Portugués light, Emperador, Absolute black, Brazilian quartzite growing fast.

 

 

NAME: Grzegorz Kolakowski

COMPANY: Granix, Warsaw, POLAND

ACTIVITY: Kitchen countertops, window sills.

What percentage of your current business is in natural stone? What would be the breakup for quartz and porcelain?

- Natural Stone: 80%

- Quartz: 15%

- Porcelain: 5%

Which of the three do you expect to increase in next few months?

Stable. No increase.

Can you name the top 5 natural stones that you work with?

Absolute Black or similar, Star galaxy, Kashmir White, Viscount White, G603, Crema Marfil

 

 

NAME: Jarek Swiadek

COMPANY: Hermes GabroStone, Szczecin, POLAND

ACTIVITY: Wholesaler in natural stone

What percentage of your current business is in natural stone? What would be the breakup for quartz and porcelain?

- Stones: 93%

- Engineered quartz: 6%

- Ceramic slabs: 1%

Which of the three do you expect to increase in next few months?

Quartz

Can you name the top 5 natural stones that you work with?

Indian Black, Viscount White, G664, G654, G603.

 

 

NAME: Jan Ziętek

COMPANY:, Lastrico, Police, POLAND

ACTIVITY: Monuments, kitchen tops, staircases

What percentage of your current business is in natural stone? What would be the breakup for quartz and porcelain?

- Natural Stone: 65 to 70%

- Quartz: 30 to 35%

Which of the three do you expect to increase in next few months?

Quartz is growing for now.

Can you name the top 5 natural stones that you work with?

Absolute Black. Strzegom, Negro Impala, Vizag Blue, Astoria (India). Brechha Sardo, Crema Marfil

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