- Monday, 22 May 2023
- Personal Finance
Allstone, a Georgian company specializing in high-quality stone quarrying, has become the official representative of Turkish company Elkay, which produces chemicals used for industrial stones.
“We started negotiations with Elkay last year and became the official importer and distributor of its products to Georgia. This is a Turkish brand which produces construction chemicals such as glue, putty, silicone, stone protector, etc. We wanted to find what would be the best for our stone and Elkay is exactly that. The highest quality materials for the highest quality stones and, most importantly, comfort for our customers — everything in one place,” director of the company Archil Khacheishvili said.
Khacheishvili added that 2022 was “quite a challenging year”, yet the company managed to expand with a second showroom in Georgia.
“As of today we have two showrooms in the country. Our main goal is to satisfy all the requirements of our customers. The market is growing, and our main goal is to offer customers a choice of high quality natural stones and services. Overall, I can say that 2022 was also very fruitful for Allstone,” he added.
The unique facing materials created with natural stones excavated from Allstone’s eighteen quarries provide a wide variety of products and guarantee an environmentally-friendly natural stone selection.
Two high-tech factories operating at international standards and with the latest equipment refine the materials with maximum precision and can create any and all designs with fast turnaround.
“Our team has been excavating, transforming and selling natural stone products from proprietary quarries for more than ten years. This experience provides us with a guarantee of quality, and recognition from businesses and private customers. Our own quarries, own high-tech factories and current location, with its simplified tax conditions, allow us to offer our local and international partners the best price and transportation options,” Khacheishvili said.
The company takes both retail and corporate orders. The warehouses allow customers to look at a wide range of products, select any shape, size and texture of product, and plan for its transportation, from one convenient location.
Q. In the category favorite facing materials, Allstone has won the Golden Brand award. This is the fourth Golden Brand for Allstone. How do you maintain this title and success in your opinion?
A. We are happy to see that our company is the leader in its segment again this year. We want to thank all of the experts who nominated us as the leading company.
Allstone is distinguished by its high quality, comfortable service, fast and reliable delivery of products, and large warehouse. Our entire team is focused on the customer and 100% satisfaction of their requirements. With a responsible attitude to each order and correct communication with customers, we process the stone with maximum precision and deliver it to the customer. Our main goal is to offer the customers a selection of high-quality natural stone and of course high-quality service. Quality is a priority for us.
Our success is due to our loyal customers. We would like to thank each of Allstone’s customers and partners for their continued loyalty.
Q. Allstone quarries are located in Turkey. Please tell us about the stones you get from them.
A. Yes, our quarries are located in Turkey. We have two quarries for obtaining marble, one quarry for cyanide, and several quarries for travertines. We get the highest quality stones from these quarries.
Allstone offers travertine, marble, mosaic, mosaic figures, cornice and porcelain stoneware tile.
Travertine is the most popular stone for the facade, and for interiors marble, granite, quartz and porcelain are trendy.
The market is growing fast, and the demand for natural stone is huge. Our company has established a solid position in the market and we are one of the largest importers of natural stones. And we meet at least 50% of the travertine demand.
Q. Can you briefly describe the complete cycle from quarrying to delivery to the customer?
A. First the stone is extracted from the quarry and is given the shape of a block in the first factory. The stone is cut to size in the second factory, processed and given its final shape, and is then imported to Georgia and placed in our warehouses. Then we deliver the products to the customers, and here I would like to mention that in case of any flaws, we are customer-oriented and in basic cases we try to satisfy all their concerns.
Q. Please tell us about large projects in which Allstone is involved currently.
A. We cooperate with various companies from different sectors, such as construction companies, private entities, restaurants, hotels, and others.
I would single out the Swissotel Tbilisi project, which will be finished soon.
Overall, one of our most distinguished projects was City Court, which is covered completely with our travertine.
Allstone also worked on Hotel Mercure, Hotel Ibis, and other large projects.
Allstone also cooperates with private entities and among its projects are private houses, swimming pools and interiors.
Q. How popular is it in Georgia to use natural stones in the façade of a building?
A. Recently the demand for natural stone has increased. Customers use it for the façades of buildings and for interior design. Covering a building with natural stone is just now very trendy.