Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces has signed an agreement to acquire Technistone, a manufacturer of quartz stone that has specialized in the industry for more than 20 years. Located in the heart of Europe, just outside of Prague in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, the company exports quartz slabs to more than 75 countries worldwide on five continents.
In 2018, Technistone completed significant investments to upgrade its Bretonstone production lines to increase capacity and improve design capabilities and quality.
“We are steadfast in our commitment to provide the global marketplace with a high-quality and reliable source of engineered surfacing options, across a broad range of materials. As the demand for quartz increases in both the commercial and residential markets, the addition of Technistone allows us to better provide our customers high-quality quartz products, combined with the service they have come to expect from Wilsonart,” says Andrew Korzen, Wilsonart VP of product management for engineered solid surfaces. “This acquisition represents a significant commitment to our Wilsonart Quartz program and supports our mission to create surfaces our customers love, with service they can count on. We welcome Technistone to the Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces portfolio of brands and products, and look forward to collectively serving our customers with a world-class quartz program.”
“Our company has a terrific reputation for taking care of our customers with high-quality products and on-time shipments,” says Radek Průša, CEO and chairman of the board. “Now as a part of the Wilsonart organization, we have even stronger support of our brand. With our increased production capacity, our customers can expect even more as we join the Wilsonart family.”
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in September of 2019.