Castellón, Spain -- Sintered stone surfacing brand Neolith, manufactured by Spain-based company TheSize, will continue its global expansion with several key initiatives in 2018, including an added production line, showroom openings, and a new logistics warehouse, aimed to enhance support of the brand’s vast network of distributors, architects, designers and fabricators.
The expansion follows year-over-year sales growth as demand has increased for the product, which is used for flooring, countertops, interior wall cladding and exterior facades. Neolith is now available in more than 80 countries and has achieved a sales increase of at least 40% year-over-year since 2011.
Neolith’s steady increase in sales and visibility in high-profile commercial and residential projects has prompted expansion of its production capacity. At its headquarters and manufacturing factory in Castellón, Spain, Neolith will start operating a fourth production line during the first quarter of 2018. This additional line, which will manufacture slabs in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses for furniture, flooring, interior cladding and exterior facades, brings the number of Neolith kilns exclusively devoted to sintered stone to five.
In 2018, the brand will celebrate openings of additional showrooms in key cities around the world, including: Madrid, Spain; Tokyo, Japan; and Ramallah, Palestine, with more locations planned throughout Europe, Latin American, and Asia in the coming year. The showrooms will demonstrate unique design applications and will allow architects, designers, homeowners and building owners to better experience the versatility and performance characteristics of Neolith over natural stone alternatives.
The 2018 opening of a Neolith logistics warehouse in London, England, will improve product accessibility and shipping lead times for European markets. The warehouse’s proximity to shipping ports and to the high concentration of distributors throughout Western Europe provides a logistics advantage over the competition. Carrying a centralized stock of Neolith’s most in-demand SKUs, the London warehouse opening is a strategic expansion designed to open up storage space for distributors and result in faster delivery times for projects.
In 2017, Neolith also opened a warehouse in Norfolk, Virginia to provide the same logistics benefits to the U.S. market and increased project demand, particularly on the East Coast. With a growing network of distributors across the U.S. and Canada, the product is readily available across North America.
For more information, visit www.neolith.com.