Cosentino Announces $270M Manufacturing Facility in Florida
Coral Gables, FL, May 25, 2023- Spain-based Cosentino Group, a family-owned producer and distributor of flooring, countertop and other surfaces, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing to North America, which would mark Cosentino’s first manufacturing facility beyond its Industrial Park in Almería, Spain and natural stone factory in Vitoria, Brazil.
Subject to closing, ground is slated to break in Jacksonville, Florida by January 2025 at the latest with a target completion date by the end of 2028 and an estimated investment of $270 million.
Cosentino’s site, subject to closing, is strategically located on 330 acres 20 miles east of the Port of Jacksonville and just minutes away from Interstate 10. It will help streamline distribution channels in North America. Cosentino anticipates Phase One of expansion will create approximately 180 jobs, including production and maintenance operators as well as shift managers. Recruiting efforts are planned to start between 2024 and 2025.
This new facility offers the possibility to expand the manufacturing of any Cosentino products, and the company is currently assessing which will be included in Phase One. Cosentino’s new facility will adhere to the same standards and production practices that have long supported its commitment to innovation, sustainability and safety. Currently, all Silestone products are produced exclusively using its HybriQ technology, a manufacturing process that uses 99% reused water, 100% renewable electric energy, zero water waste, and recycled raw materials within its composition, while reducing the levels of crystalline silica to less than 50%.
This marks the second expansion for the international brand to Florida; in 2017, Cosentino relocated its Americas headquarters from Houston to Coral Gables. Cosentino employs nearly 6,000 people around the world, including more than 1,400 in North America to support its corporate offices, as well as 45 distribution centers, five logistical hubs, and its ten showrooms across the U.S. and Canada.