- Spanish architecture materials producer Cosentino Group plans to expand manufacturing operations to North America with a move to Jacksonville.
- Jacksonville was chosen due to its proximity to key infrastructure, ports, railroads, and expansion opportunities.
- The initial phase of expansion is expected to create around 180 jobs.
Spanish architecture materials producer Cosentino Group announced its plans on Wednesday to expand manufacturing operations to North America with a move to Jacksonville.
This move will mark Cosentino’s first manufacturing facility beyond its Industrial Park in Almería, Spain, and natural stone factory in Vitoria, Brazil. The company states that it selected Jacksonville due to its proximity to key infrastructure, ports, railroads, and the availability of expansion opportunities.
“As we considered different cities across the United States, it quickly became clear how much Jacksonville and the state of Florida have to offer,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of the company’s American arm.
The initial phase of expansion is expected to create approximately 180 jobs, including positions in production, maintenance, and shift management with recruitment efforts slated to commence between 2024 and 2025.
In 2022, Cosentino reported financial results exceeding $1.8 billion (1,711 million Euros) in turnover, an Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization of approximately $343 million (312 million Euros), and a 13 percent increase in net profit.
“Jacksonville continues to attract exciting economic development opportunities, growing its reputation as a phenomenal place to live, work and play,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “Cosentino’s focus on sustainability and clean manufacturing will benefit our city tremendously. I am eager to welcome Cosentino to Jacksonville’s manufacturing and logistics community.”
This move to Jacksonville marks the second major expansion of the Cosentino Group in Florida, following the relocation of its Americas headquarters from Houston to Coral Gables in 2017.
Laura DiBella, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, also hailed this expansion as a significant achievement for Jacksonville and the state of Florida, exemplifying the state’s efforts to attract international manufacturers to the state.
“We continue to see international manufacturers like Cosentino expand their global operations in the Sunshine State at a rapid clip,” she said. With so many options to choose from in the Southeast U.S., Enterprise Florida is thrilled to welcome Cosentino to ‘America’s Logistics Center’, and we look forward to supporting them as they grow here in Florida.”