The stonework and decoration industry in Portugal has just recently seen a considerable growth and increase in professionalism. Until then. most companies would focus on standard products manufacturing. Today, several manufacturers will have state-of-the-art machinery that will produce the most beautiful and elaborated pieces of stone.
This recent investment on latest technology allied to a historical know-how on working with stone makes Portugal an interesting partner for the supply of well-worked and elaborated stonework. And this industry is mostly based on softer types of stones such as the Moleanos limestones and some of its variations and alternatives.
Some of the preferential limestones to be used on stonework and detailed decoration work are the Moleanos Fine or the Cabeca Veada. These are well known limestones that present a uniform colour, quantity and some ease to work/manufacture. Its light beige colour does a perfect job in terms of detailed stonework, where the craftsmanship is highlighted.
The markets that most demand Moleanos limestone stonework are quite specific, as well as its clientele. The most relevant markets by volume of sales are Russia, several Middle East countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar), as well as several European countries.
There is a growing demand from oil and gas rich countries such as Kazakhstan, Algeria and others, and the potential for growth in these countries is very high.
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