Three stone brands – Neolith, Cosentino and Caesarstone – are throwing their weight behind a trade association for professional worktop fabricators – the Worktop Fabricators Federation.
As the market for high quality, high value kitchen worktops continues to grow and develop, the Worktop Fabricators Federation, has been created to bolster industry standards.
Two years in the marking, it has been set up by five independent fabricators and aims to provide a voice for the sector, as well as forge a stronger relationship with kitchen retailers.
One of its main priorities will be ensuring health and safety in the working environment, as well as encouraging dialogue between businesses and pooling experiences to deliver a high level of service.
One of the founding directors of the Worktop Fabricators Federation (WFF) Mem Zeykayi said:“Designing, templating, creating and fitting stone worktops is an exacting business.
“The fabrication of stone in a professional, safe and controlled workplace has to be and must always remain paramount”.
He continued, explaining: “As the market has grown and matured, suppliers have found themselves dealing with requests from potential customers who lack the expertise to install correctly on-site and – most crucially – the properly equipped workshops to cut and prepare the worktop elements prior to delivery.
“WFF aims to do everything it can to capture and develop the professionalism of our industry – giving both customers and investors confidence that in dealing with a WFF member they are getting the very best product and the best service.”
The federation is supporting by founding Sponsors ASM Supplies, Caesarstone, Cosentino, Neolith, Roccia and Stonegate Tooling.
Zekayi added:“We’re obviously delighted with the depth of support we’ve received from our suppliers.”
“Our industry has really come of age now, and it’s time to work with our suppliers to maintain its reputation and its premium position with our customers.”