Ionic Stone was created at the beginning of millennium when we realised that the UK building industry had been missing something basic but vital - good quality natural stone tiles at reasonable prices, Since then, Ionic Stone has unquestionably become the UK’s one of the largest stone distributors and project management firms. The current HQ in St Albans with 20,000 sqft storage-facility was acquired in 2006. After the global credit crisis, a decision was taken to vertically enlarge the firm into stone processing. In 2012, a state-of-the-art processing plant in Denizli began its operations and two marble quarries (one in Burdur and the other in Balikesir) were acquired. In 2015, the sustained growth of the company led to the acquisition of a purpose-built 70,000 sq ft distribution centre near Peterborough. The UK operation houses more than 200,000 m2 of tiles and slabs imported from all over the world.
Based in Denizli, the factory specialises in the processing of premium natural stone selections originating in Turkey with superior and precise fabrication made possible by the most modern machinery. Ionic Stone’ broad assortment includes exclusive, unique and hard-to-process stones: from exquisite but delicate marble ranges of Taurus Mountains, to warm-coloured grand travertine types of Pamukkale. Moreover, the processing plant is able to mass-produce innovative cuttings of marble tiles, such as different types of hexagons, trapezoids and chevrons. Ionic Stone has the ability to cut any exclusive shapes in a cost-effective way, should the volume be sufficient. To this end, Ionic Stone is the first mass marble tile producer of innovative formats in the world.
In 2021, Ionic Stone received two “2020’s best supplier” awards, one from an international business magazine based in the UK and one from the world’s largest specialist chain based in the US.
In addition to working with chains and wholesalers, the factory provides materials to prestigious projects around the globe. Some of the projects are:
- Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar
- Marina One, Singapore
- Nida Tower Istanbul, Turkey
- Hilton Baku, Azerbaijan
- Louis Vitton Tel Aviv, Israel
- Financial District Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
In 2014, the R&D division of the factory, called ION, was established. Ionic Stone is the only Turkish stone processing company that has been certified by two ministries of Turkey (Science, Technology & Industry, and Economy) to bear the "R&D Company" status as it requires constant investment in Research & Development, and formally set procedures. The R&D Company status enables companies to receive incentives for the R&D activities that they perform. ION works to improve the status of the current machinery, invent new ways of processing, and make special machines for the factory. In addition, ION supplies Turkish marble processing companies with specialist machinery (for more information, www.ionmakina.com/en).
Our mission statement is a short summary of our company's purpose. It provides perfect clarity behind the “what,” the “who,” and the “why,” of our company. As we know that the best mission statements are guidelines by which a company operates, everything we do as a company work toward our mission statement.
1. Value-for-money products manufactured with the standards that are at the forefront of production technology and innovation.
2. Excellent customer service that is always responsive and caring to customer needs and wants.
Our vision statement focuses on the potential inherent in our company's future; it's about what we intend to be. While our vision statement contain references to how we intend to make that future into a reality, the "how" is really part of our mission statement.
1. To develop innovative products and the most advanced processing methods in order to increase the level of quality required and to reduce the associating cost.
2. To be the most preferred choice by our