Fox Marble Holdings (LON:FOX), the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, today announced that as a result of rising client demand the Company’s factory at Lipjan in Kosovo has moved to two daily production shifts.
On 5 December 2019 Fox Marble announced the commencement of a new revenue stream, adding block processing for third parties to the two existing streams of (1) block sales from its Prilep quarry in North Macedonia; (2) sale of processed material from blocks of its own material quarried in Kosovo and Macedonia.
As announced on 5 December 2019, the first contract to process stone is on behalf of Inter Stone LLC was for an initial period of twelve months and is expected to generate over €1m in revenues for the Company, during the first year. This new third party block processing contract means that the factory needs to add an additional daily shift to handle the demand, given the already growing demand for its own processed materials. Further contracts for third party processing are expected to be signed in the near future. No additional capital expenditure has been required.
Chris Gilbert, CEO, commented “This doubling in capacity was demand driven and demonstrates the validity of our decision to create a new revenue stream. Fox Marble Holdings is maximising its factory capacity and increasing operating efficiency, whilst still processing its own marble for sale to our global and wider Balkan markets. The Company can look forward to 2020 with confidence and I will be updating the market shortly with further plans to increase our growth.”