Discover what Kenan Erdem - General Manager of Coante, told us about their company and their vision looking to the future.
Kenan Erdem, a 39 years old Turkish man with more than a decade of experience in the Engineered Stone Industry, in the last three years and a half has been working as General Manager in Coante.
Coante was founded in 2016 by Ermas, a leading brand in the marble industry, combining its experience, technology and vision.
Its projected forward vision has been evident since the first decisions.
Indeed, it has been the first company which decided to do a second investment in a Breton plant during the installation of the first line. Kenan, in charge of the project since the very beginning – preparing the feasibility study of the new Bretonstone® plant, stated “we decided to buy a Bretonstone® plant meanwhile we were about to finish the installation of the Bretonstone Cement® plant. Today, Coante employs more than 200 people and we are achieving better results than the ones imagined.”
THE HALLMARKS OF COANTE’S PRODUCTION
We consider ourselves as Breton’s startup, since we are still a young company, only a few months old. Anyway, we are happy of the achieved results and we are looking forward to improving the production. Today, we’re producing exclusive material with basic product performance, this means that we could easily reach the capacity of around 600.000 sqm per year, which usually is the one reached with basic color. This makes us proud of the work done till now and we’ll do our best to always be innovative understanding marketing expectations and trends.
THE KNOW-HOW TRANSFER AS ONGOING TRAINING
The production of quartz and cement slabs is a complex industrial process, characterized by countless productive factors. In order reach the targeted results, you have to measure and control all of them. The most difficult is the human parameter.
In Coante, we are attentive to hire people with no experiences in the Engineered Stone sector.
We wanted to start from the scratch and train them properly, give the technical competences of Bretonstone® technology. For sure we should respect the experiences in this field. The fact is that there are no too much skilled and experienced people who can comprehend Bretonstone® technology. For that reason, we are aware that we should train people and develop our know-how with them.