A Valuable Touch to Natural Stone
Even though our establishment dates to just 2013, there is a long history lying back of this company. It was on a day in the 1980’s when my father was walking on the Black Sea Mountains of Northern Turkey, checking for different mining opportunities, when he noticed a naturally self-polished white raw rock. This was the start of our business.
Over the past twenty years, in the light of our previous experience, we have explored Turkey’s rich mineral deposits in search of quality marble, travertine and other natural stones which have been used in building projects throughout Turkey and around the world.
Today the company operates with several quarries throughout Turkey and offers a wide range of distinctive colours in a variety of different stones. The company operates with some of the best and most advanced factories that have advanced stone cutting facilities in Turkey and Greece. They have the ability to supply large scale projects locally, regionally and internationally.
We also supply marble and travertine to all levels of buyers from kitchen counters to bathroom vanity tops, up stands and splash backs, fire surrounds, mantels and fireplace hearths. We supply anything that you need in stone. All of our work is hand crafted to your individual requirements without compromising quality.
Company is innovative and creative with products delivered on time. Our goal is to operate globally as a comprehensive marble and investment company providing excellence in product and service.
Among the principal areas of business of IMIB are industrial minerals, metallic minerals, natural stones, ferro alloys and other minerals. The main objectives of the union are to increase exports of mineral and natural stone industry, to bring solutions to the problems of export-oriented activities in the country and to promote Turkish natural stones and minerals in abroad, effectively. Being non-profit organization structure, supported and controlled by the government makes IMIB an extremely reliable partner to work with.
Beside, IMIB supports design activities by publishing architectural design magazine called Natura and organizing design exhibitions with Turkish natural stones in the frame of Milano Design Week since 2008.
Turkey, situated on the Alpine Belt, where the world’s richest marble deposits are found, is among the world’s oldest natural stone producers with four thousand years of production history that starts with the Marmara Island. With the Marmara and Aegean Regions at the forefront, almost in all geographical regions from the Thrace to the Eastern Anatolia, hundreds of different colors textures and patterns of natural stones are found that are of a quality capable of gaining appreciation in the world markets. Among these, granite, onyx, limestone, basalt, andesite, slate stone and diabase are types of stones that are leading in production with marble and travertine.
Turkey is also among the most important natural stone producers in the world, with its developing industry and production technology. Turkish natural stone sector has an important place in the world with its richness of variety and reserves, sector experience, abundance of raw materials, ease of shipment in sea transportation, its dynamic sector structure, the new technologies being utilized and its broad color spectrum.
By the end of 2016, with its 1.8 billion dollar export value, Turkey is the biggest exporter in the world on the basis of marble and travertine. With our increasing value, our 2023 target for natural stone is to reach 6 billion dollar exporting income.