Ohlhorst Marble and Granite Opens New Chloorkop Branch

Natural stone is not only durable and functional but retains value and beauty for years. Successful craftsmanship of natural stone requires an in-depth knowledge and highly specialised equipment. It is because of this that Ohlhorst Marble and Granite, a division of The Ohlhorst Africa Group, have invested greatly in their new state of the art facility in , Johannesburg.

“Sustainability and efficiency have historically been crucial to Ohlhorst and this investment in technology is a display of our dedication to provide only the best natural stone products to consumers.” says Claudio Gaspari Managing Director of Ohlhorst Marble and Granite. The facility houses some of the most advanced equipment in the country; including water jet bridge saws which allow production of intricate patterns with a bed size as small as two millimetres. Intricately beautiful computerised designs are loaded onto the machine allowing for highly accurate design execution. With a cutting capacity of up to 800mm per minute, the machine allows the facility to finish vanities, floor designs and detailed work to the highest standards and faster than ever; while catering to both domestic and commercial market requirements. The facility not only boasts the latest in machinery but also an extensive range of exquisite natural stone; imported from Egypt, Spain, Italy and Brazil.

“We continue to focus our efforts on increasing product availability and building efficient operations to effectively support the growing demand for natural stone products.” says Gaspari. The quality of the finished stone product is matched by a highly skilled technical team. Specialist consultants are fully conversant with every aspect of cladding and flooring in these materials, and have all the skills and experience required to produce a high quality finishes.

“The opening of this new branch allows us to position ourselves in the market with huge growth potential, and demonstrates our commitment to offering unmatched delivery of natural stone products around South Africa.” says Gaspari.

Ohlhorst Marble & Granite (OMG) began in 1997 in response to a need to become more competitive by allowing Ohlhorst to beneficiate stone in-house. OMG handles tasks such as stone cutting, edging and polishing without having to outsource to competitors. The company’s production facility in Hermanstad, and now recently ChloorKop, is fully equipped with bridge saws, polishers and other beneficiating machinery, which allows it to provide not only for Ohlhorst’s needs but also to run as a separate entity, with a recent leaning towards stone and porcelain cladding. `