However, a chance encounter in Berlin meant that the material caught the eye of two brothers from Barbados, who were looking for something just like it in a project they were considering. The brothers travelled to Italy to see the quarry and the rest, as they say, is history. The property was bought in September 2016 by Saturnia Travertini Italia srl, representing the first foreign ownership in its history. Led by an entirely new international partnership which drew from decades of experience in engineering, construction, investment banking and global finance, the company is committed to applying modern management principals to the age-old art of stone extraction.
With innovative means and a major investment drive, Saturnia Travertini Italia is resurrecting the Cava di Montemerano. Thanks to its financial stability and the depth of management abilities, Saturnia Travertini Italia is not only returning the quarry to its past splendour but also taking care to reduce its environmental impact. Aware of the quarry’s historical role as a pillar of the local community, the company is proud to have started hiring back local people. It has also been working in close collaboration with local authorities and organisations to engrain the company further into the fabric of the community by promoting Italian stone, and providing a positive outlook to its employees and their families after years of hardship.
The beauty and quality of the travertine combined with new technology, an experienced and modern management team and the support and trust of its community of employees, is positioning Saturnia Travertini Italia to return to its rightful place as a trusted and respected supplier of this timeless and luxurious product. The cava di Montemerano is undergoing a true renaissance and Saturnia travertine Italia is proud to be writing the next chapter of its history.
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