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KRISHNA SAI GRANITES : Expanding Capabilities

KRISHNA SAI GRANITES : Expanding Capabilities

Founded in 1992 in Andhra Pradesh, India, the Krishna Sai Granites (KSG) Group has come a long way. It currently has more than 12 quarries, 2 state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and 1,400 employees. The Group currently owns around seven Black Galaxy... (Continue reading)

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Quick, Efficient, Ingenious A special model of the New Holland Construction B100C backhoe loader for cutting marble, produced with Benetti Macchine

Quick, Efficient, Ingenious A special model of the New Holland Construction B100C backhoe loader for cutting marble, produced with Benetti Macchine

A new star is making its debut in the marble quarry sector: a New Holland Construction B100C backhoe loader has been equipped with a support arm and chain cutter, mounted in place of the traditional backhoe, that offers a new... (Continue reading)

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Chicago Pneumatic’s hydraulic breakers and portable compressors prove great fit for Indian granite quarry

Chicago Pneumatic's hydraulic breakers and portable compressors prove great fit for Indian granite quarry

Chicago Pneumatic’s hydraulic breakers and portable compressors are proving a great fit for India’s expanding granite building stone industry. A testament to this is Kerala-based granite quarry, National Granite and Hollow Bricks, which is successfully using CP1150 and RX22 hydraulic... (Continue reading)

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Omani Marble Co. LLC (Nassar Stone Group) invests in a new high production line

Omani Marble Co. LLC (Nassar Stone Group) invests in a new high production line

The company Omani Marble Co. LLC, located in Rusayl – Sultanate of Oman, has installed a new Pedrini polishing line for marble slabs to increase its production capacity both in terms of quality and quantity. The line is composed of... (Continue reading)

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Italy’s natural stone sector thrives with exports worth €574.5 million

The Italian natural stone sector saw increased exports of marble and granite products to Europe (+6.6), United States (+3.9), Middle East (+3.2%) and North Africa (+19.7%). Asia, however, posted a setback (-3%). Imports of raw materials from India (+21.1%), Brazil... (Continue reading)

Vasundhara Raje government exempts marble items from VAT

July 30, 2014 Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced tax and VAT exemptions on certain food and marble-granite items. Replying to a debate on Rajasthan Financial Bill 2014-15, Raje said weight to area norms for marble and granite was rationalised... (Continue reading)

Taj Mahal to get ‘mud-pack treatment’ soon

June 8, 2014 The iconic Taj Mahal, which finds its place among the seven wonders of the world, is set to receive a ‘mud-pack treatment’ to restore the natural sheen of the white marble which is yellowing due to high... (Continue reading)

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New 12 mm wires for quarry

New 12 mm wires for quarry

April 10, 2013 Diamant Boart is launching a new generation of 12 mm granite quarry wires specially developed for cutting soft and hard granites. The new 12 mm wires were created using a new and innovative technology and, thanks to... (Continue reading)

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Granite flooring at Chennai airport cracks

July 10, 2013 After cracks in glass panels and a collapsing false ceiling, the latest infrastructural lapse in Chennai airport involves cracks in the granite flooring of the building. Several stones laid near the baggage conveyor belts in the arrival... (Continue reading)

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Kolkata airport’s new terminal: mismatch flooring

June 13, 2013 According to a recent media report, Airports Authority of India gave the reason why the floor of NSC Bose International Airport’s new terminal looks so ugly with the color of the tiles varying in shades of white... (Continue reading)



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