Spain-based Cosentino, maker of Dekton and Silestone, will expand manufacturing to the U.S. for the first time, its second location beyond Spain, building on existing Almeria Spain and Vitoria Brazil footprints. Subject to closing, ground is slated to break in Jacksonville, FL, by January 2025 with a target completion date by the end of 2028 and an estimated investment of $270 million.
Cosentino’s site, subject to closing, is strategically located on 330 acres 20 miles east of the Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) and just minutes away from Interstate 10. It will help streamline distribution channels in North America to meet demand for the brand’s most sought-after colors. Cosentino anticipates Phase One of expansion will create approximately 180 jobs, including production and maintenance operators as well as shift managers. Recruiting efforts are planned to start between 2024 and 2025.
“In the 78 years that our family has been in the surfacing business, this is one of our greatest milestones yet,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino Americas and EVP of Global Sales. “The North American market has come to represent more than half of our global sales since we established a foothold here in 1997, and has played a pivotal role in positioning our brand at the forefront of the industry. This endeavor is part of our long-term vision and has been in development for many years. We’re confident the new manufacturing facility will propel further growth for years to come.”