UK stonecutter invests in industry-leading machinery

Posted on 24 Aug 2017 by Jonny Williamson

Manufacturer of high quality crafted granite marble and quartz, Neo Granite, has started investing more in automating its manufacturing processes after securing a £420,000 funding package.

Neo Granite is the only company in the UK and the third in the world to own this industry leading machinery – image courtesy of Neo Granite

The funding has been used to purchase a new state-of-the-art automated Sprint Line cutting machine, which will improve efficiencies and increase capacity.

According to Neo Granite, this investment allows the company to continue to offer excellent service turnaround times and complete all jobs irrelevant of size and complexity.

West Bromwich-based Neo Granite is now the only company in the UK and the third in the world to own this industry leading machinery.

The support from Lombard and NatWest has also enabled the company to purchase new CNC and waterjet cutting technologies, which will further enhance its production line facilities.

As to a source inside Neo Granite, all stone should be water diamond cut, and the company invested as well in water walls to be cutting the dust is creating to an absolute minimum.

Neo Granite recently relocated to a new 9,393 sq ft premises on Credenda Road, doubling its capacity and creating three new jobs in the process.

Founded in 2007 by owner Marco Pernes, Neo Granite has grown to become a £1.8m annual turnover company, employing 14 members of staff. In 2015 Wendy Anderson joined the board and has been instrumental in the firm’s success.

Mrs. Andersen said: “By becoming the first UK company to invest in this state-of-the-art machinery, we have positioned ourselves as industry leaders and innovators in our field. Funding from Lombard and NatWest will enable us to maintain our current growth trajectory which has seen us triple in size over the last three years.”

Paul Willetts, relationship manager at Lombard, said: “Neo Granite is the perfect example of a business investing in innovation. The funding package we have provided with NatWest will help Neo Granite capitalise on a wider market and realise its growth ambitions.”