When we took over the quarry in 2016, we had a vision in mind.
We wanted to create something that was modern and cutting edge – a business with the best global practices and standards of management, one which customers and partners felt really delivered them value and one that they would keep coming back to, not just for the material that attracted them, but for the service they knew they could expect.
We knew we had to return this quarry to its position as the beating heart of a local community and to share in the celebration of its culture and traditions.
We wanted to create something that was modern and cutting edge – a business with the best global practices and standards of management
We also wanted to pay homage to the tradition of which we were now a part. A tradition of Italian stone which stretched back to antiquity. We found here a community that had the quarry at its heart. The quarriers, the fabricators, the stone masons, the artisans. Stone was imbedded so deeply in the fabric of a local culture that generations had worked either within its walls or had shaped the products that it produced. We knew we had to return this quarry to its position as the beating heart of a local community and to share in the celebration of its culture and traditions.
Finally, we wanted to revive a quarry that made a difference for the community of which it was a part. A place that provided not only good and stable jobs but also experience and training for those who wanted to learn about management and business. A laboratory to expose the young to the best business practices that we had been exposed to, which might be common in a major city like Milan, New York or London, but are far harder to come by in a rural environment.
This is part of what we called the Saturnia Difference. And this became our Project.
We’ve brought on a diverse team to help us achieve these goals. Within our number, we count nationalities from not only Barbados and Italy, but Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. They came from different backgrounds, but they all came with a commitment to our Project.