The story of over fifty years in a big business.
Antolini Luigi & C. is rooted in over 50 years of experience. Constantly evolving, the company has always supported new technology and development in natural stone processing – without forgetting the importance of quality.
The Antolini family conducted its very first business back in 1920, in a small workshop in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella. The entrepreneurial spirit was so strong that significant investments were immediately made to increase the production site and buy up quarries.
Between 1950 and 1960, Luigi Antolini took over the management of the company, alongside his uncles. In a short time he gained the experience needed to start up his own business and create “Marmi Antolini” with his sister.
Between 1961 and 1989, the new firm Antolini Luigi & C. was established near the River Adige in Sega di Cavaion, in what is still its main building today. Over the following years, the company worked more and more with international markets and consequently picked up the Efibanca award, testament to the production quality and the economic milestones reached.
Expansion was not slow in coming after that and in 1988 three different companies joined together and “Eurotrading” was created, covering an area of 130,000 sq.m.
In the ten-year period between 1990 and 2000, the Rosa Beta and Sarizzo Antigorio quarries were bought (in the province of Sassari and the municipality of Creola d’Ossola respectively). Both became part of the Antolini group under the name “Licci Alti and Simplon Graniti”. In the same period, the new “Eurotrading” warehouse in Spain was purchased and “Eurobrasil Ltda” was established in Brazil.
The early years of the new millennium, between 2001 and 2005, saw the inauguration of the Stone Boutique and the Stone Gallery at the company’s main site. These were both designed to display marble, granite and precious materials and the two showrooms quickly became focal points for experts in the sector.
In 2004 the “Lifestyle” showroom was presented, an exclusive area providing ideas on how to furnish homes, offices, restaurants, hotels, shops and fitness centres.
The showroom displays original solutions that reinterpret natural stone with style and elegance.
In France, the Antolini group purchases the Brèche de Benou quarry (Brèche de Vendôme), where a precious mineral is extracted that is used in the decorations of the Palace of Versailles and other important stately residences in Europe.
A “Eurotrading” division also opens up in Madagascar, and Brazil plays host to the new “Antolini do Brasil” which, as a result of cutting-edge technology, increases the range of manufactured materials, with more than 800 types of marble, granite, limestone, onyx and travertine. A year later, “Zaibù” was founded in Zimbabwe to manage the “Nero Assoluto Zimbabwe” quarry.
There was a series of recognitions between 2006 and 2009. The 50th anniversary of the foundation of Antolini Luigi & C. confirmed the professionalism of a company which had been able to grow and anticipate the market’s expectations.
“Antolini do Brasil”, in Espirito Santo, soon starts to work with new technology, covering an area of over 100,000 sq.m and bringing in new regulations to protect the environment and the safety of workers.
In the same year, the new showroom “Luxury Pavillon” was created, with 400 sq.m devoted to the finest collections: Shellstone, Gemstone and Precioustone.
In 2010, the Carrara Stone Gallery opened its doors with a display of over 12,000 sq.m of natural stones from all over the world. At the same time, the Stone Boutique got a make-over and was given new lighting designed specifically to bring out the translucency of materials.