About Piatra si Nisip
The Andesite quarry from Seini was opened for the first time in the year of 1891, being taken over by several private enterprises until 1949, when it was nationalized due to the communist regime.
Since the beginning of the quarry, the stone has been exploited with the help of workers who lived in Seini and around the city. At that time, rudimentary tools were used and the stone was transported by animals.
Since 2009, the quarry has been part of the Kirchdorfer group. Thanks to the massive investments that have been made and the infusion of capital, the quarry has become one of the main players in the stone industry.
Using new technologies and the latest generation equipment we are ready to produce annually over 400,000 T of crushed stone.
Since the exploited basaltoid andesite has a very high hardness, it has been used for road construction, asphalt manufacture and even monument construction because it behaves very well in polishing.
Because we have a good cooperation between our company and the local community, and also a good collaboration with our clients, we create the premises for a continuous development of this quarry
It all began in 1888 with a cement plant in Kirchdorf, Upper Austria, which today is an internationally successful and dynamically growing industrial group represented by its companies and majority holdings in 13 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Moreover, license agreements are in existence with a further 20 countries on all continents.
Ever since, competent and highly motivated staff, long-term investment in research and development, intelligent product innovations and a dedicated focus on our customers have been instrumental in our growth. Management has always strived to keep decision processes short and flexibility high in each single business unit. We truly value all that we have established, actively endeavour to shape the present, thereby creating a sound basis for a successful future. The Group’s longstanding traditions enable us to remain on course even in a challenging market environment, as our forward planning is long term and our investments sustainable.
We are going to continue on this path with full dedication. As a privately-owned industrial group, we have clearly defined our goals in this context: the utilisation of selective growth opportunities, the development of innovative and technologically never-seen-before solutions for future market niches as well as the ongoing internationalisation and diversification of our services.
“History does not only refer to what happened but also to what has been accumulated – that is to say, the ground which we stand and build on.”