Natural Stone Surfaces buys Grantech in Wales

Grantech's premises in Flintshire

Part of the Grantech premises that have been taken over by Derbyshire company Natural Stone Surfaces.

Natural Stone Surfaces, based in Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire, has taken over Greg Ashfield’s business of Grantech Ltd in Flintshire, in north Wales. Greg is leaving the company. 

Natural Stone Surfaces is integrating Grantec into its way of working, introducing new systems and processes and investing in its 1,700m2 site, including updating the machinery.

One of the first machines to move to Grantech will be a waterjet that has been made redundant at Natural Stone Surfaces by the company’s three Robo Saw Jets and a Breton Combicut.

One of the first changes visitors to Grantech are already seeing is the renovation of the exterior of the premises, enabling the company to carry a more varied stock line for customers. Inside, Grantech already has an impressive showroom.

The Grantech team will be managed day-to-day by Georgie Beeley. During her time with Natural Stone Surfaces Georgie has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience and will integrate Grantech into the Natural Stone Surfaces way of working, which includes the Moraware management software.

Natural Stone Surfaces Director Dave Roy says Grantech has had annual sales of £2.5million, which is three-to-four kitchens a day. He expects to be able to increase that fairly quickly to 10 kitchens a day.

Rumour has it that Natural Stone Surfaces is also in the process of buying another stone fabricator, although Dave Roy declines to comment about that.