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THE SOLUTIONS FOR
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


GRANULATI ZANDOBBIO


Granulati Zandobbio is the representative point for the production and distribution of a wide range of products for landscape architecture: sintered stone, porcelain stoneware and natural stone pavings, claddings, monolithes and decorative products for garden and outdoor spaces which reach their cutting edge in STONE CITY, the exhibition green park of 7000 m² located in Bolgare, Bergamo.
Nowadays the activity of Granulati Zandobbio faces 70% the foreign market with exports to 80 different countries.

 

THE OFFER OF GRANULATI ZANDOBBIO



Exclusive products
STONE CITY, our exhibition garden park as source of inspiration for every visitor
• Products always in stock ( warehouse surface of 200,000 square metres)
• Worldwide selling – export to 80 countries
• Cooperation with the main suppliers in all European countries
• State-of-the-art production plants
• Certificated company ISO 14001:2015 (environmental sustainability) and ISO 9001:2015 (quality)

 

 

GRANULATI ZANDOBBIO in the special ranking “500 Champions 2018”

one of the companies that defeated the crisis, increasing its business and hiring people.


STONE CITY

THE PERFECT COMBINATION BETWEEN NATURE,
DECORTING AND CULTURE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN ALL ITS FORMS


STONE CITY is a magical eye-catching and suggestive space, source of inspiration for each visitor, who loves landscape architectur: this space let people discover the best architectural solutions for outdoor areas created with products designed by Granulati.



The idea of this area goes beyond the concept of a showroom in the open air. This is a park enhaced by several precious plants and essences, where the role of the water, lights and sounds become more and more relevant in decorating modern outdoor spaces.

 


Visit STONE CITY, unique exhibition in Europe for the outdoor landscape design.

 
 
 

HISTORY

80 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE
PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF PEBBLES AND GRANULATES

Four generations of entrepreneurs have been working in the company since 1929 quarrying in the township of Zandobbio in the province of Bergamo.
Production and storage take place on 5 distinct sites on premises extending over more than 200 thousand square metres.

 
 

  • 1929

    Gino Sottocornola, the great grandfather of the current owners, managed the Alta Val Brembana cement work but when it closed he started up on his own and in 1929 he opened a warehouse for inert products in the centre of Bergamo, in via Borgo Palazzo, and started to produce and distribute insert products for local cement businesses.

 

  • 1934

    The business relocated to near the historic centre of Zandobbio (Mulino district). The first Zandobbio quarry was opened there to produce Zandobbio marble chippings.

 

  • 1950

    The business moved from the centre of the town to the outlying district of Selva di Zandobbio (Santa Anna), where quarrying still takes place.

 

  • 1955-1960

    Another two production facilities were opened in Zandobbio (in Carecchio and in Madonne della Neve) to grind coloured marble to produce cement tiles.

  • 1970-1980

    Another three small quarries near the existing one in Santa Anna were acquired. One large quarry was thus created that is still used today.

 

  • 1972

    The first modern grinding plant was installed to meet the growing demand from the glass, paint and adhesives industries.

 

  • 1980

    Granulati Zandobbio srl became part of the original and historic family firm, Sottocornola G. snc

 

  • 1985

    All the existing plants were dismantled to create a new technologically cutting-edge plant: the new plant would be positioned in the lower part of the quarry, a strategic position in terms of visual and acoustic impact.

 

  • 1990-1995

    The plants for producing marble chippings were modernised and the first pebble production plant was set up.

  • 2000

    The pebble production plant was overhauled, the features of which still place it in the vanguard and make it unique in Europe.

 

  • 2003-2006

    In Zandobbio, the storage facilities for raw materials and finished products were increased from 20,000 to 50,000 square metres.

 

  • 2006

    On 1 January Granulati Zandobbio srl, a limited liability company, became an SpA (joint-stock company).

 

  • 2008

    Acquisition of site of Marmi Mecca (which was the world’s largest producer of marble chippings in the 1960s): 50,000 square metres in a strategic area on the A4 Milan-Venice motorway.

 

  • 2012

    Creation of StoneCity, a permanent exhibition extending over 3,000 square metres showing the best settings created with Granulati Zandobbio natural stone products. The only area of its kind anywhere in the world.

  • 2013-2014

    The third generation pebble production plant was built. It is completely automated and incorporates sustainability that respects the environment and workers.

 

  • 2015

    STONE CITY is a great marketing and communication tool and becomes a multi-purpose structure of 5000 square meters, now able to provide an increasingly efficient service to its customers and visitors by hosting every type of event. L’ALTRA PIETRA is born the brand with registered trademark of outdoor porcelain stoneware flooring with the widest range on the market of this category.

 

  • 2016

    The remaining portion of the square of the former Marmi Mecca is acquired. The Bolgare site, now 120,000 square meters, is destined to become the logistic heart of the company. STONE CITY becomes second sponsor of Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio.

 

  • 2018

    + 2000 mq of sintered stone and porcelain stoneware pavings.

 


 

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