Managing Director Cobus Maritz completed his BA degree at Stellenbosch University. He joined the family owned monumentalist company in 1983. There he gained valuable insights and experience in production and marketing, and in understanding the various stone processes - from quarrying the raw material to polishing and installing the final product - through personal hands-on experience in the different fields. With the trend in the stone industry changing to corporate and domestic use, Cobus took over the family business in January 2000 and immediately changed the focus of the company to service the new emerging market.
Expanding his knowledge even further through visiting numerous international companies and trade fairs, he started building a company based on sound business principals, top quality materials, up-to-date technology and a personal passion. Under his personal leadership, with his managing team of professional employees and skilful and experienced stone workers, the company rapidly expanded. Granite Connection moved to a bigger factory in 2008, centrally located in Elsies River. The company have grown from a small business to one of Cape Town's leading role players. Work is regularly done all over South Africa, as well as internationally.
Today the company name is synonymous with quality and excellence, and is a preferred supplier to many well known architects, shop-fitting companies and large construction companies.
Granite Connection is a member of the Master Builders Association and the BIBC and has a permanent exhibition at the Building Centre at Northgate Estate.
SPECIALIST IN THE INDUSTRY
We supply Natural Stone and Engineered stone products for the whole spectrum of users, both large and small.
From homes and apartment blocks where kitchen and bathroom counter tops are of paramount importance, to store fronts in large shopping centres, display props and point-of-sale counters in exclusive retail shops, and reception and buffet counters in world-renowned hotels.
We are recognised for intricate and artisan work like wall cladding, staircases, book-matching walls and speciality floors.Our teams are trained to be effective in all aspects of the business:
- We liaise with architects, project managers and engineers before measuring and making of templates for complicated work.
- Our production - cutting and polishing - is done in our factory. Edge-detailing is either done by professional artisans by hand, or with machines using the latest modern technology.
- Our installation teams have many years experience to enable them to produce & finalise the project successfully.