Stonegate Tooling acquire National Masonry Ltd and become UK sales agents for Marmo Meccanica

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired National Masonry Ltd, and the UK agency of Marmo Meccanica, as of the 17th June 2024.  The takeover is part of the next stage in our ambitious growth plans and further widens the portfolio of products that we offer.

National Masonry Ltd, also commonly known as Stone Equipment International, have been the UK supplier of Marmo Meccanica machinery, primarily focusing on edge polishing machines, since 2010. In over 30 years, National Masonry Ltd, headed by managing director Andy Bell, have built a reputation as trusted and knowledgeable machinery distributors to the UK market.

Establishing itself as one of Europe’s most competitive suppliers of new and used machinery, National Masonry Ltd’s business model focuses on enabling fabricators to save money on costly repairs, by part exchanging their existing machinery for newer and more effective models. We will continue the important work done by Andy Bell, by working closely with Marmo Meccanica to ensure that UK fabricators receive the support, guidance and advice needed when assessing edge polishing options.

We share the same ethos of understanding our customer’s needs in order to offer the right support and guidance, and ultimately to enable them to become more successful. This shared mentality, allied with our sales, technical and customer service resource makes Stonegate the perfect company to take National Masonry Ltd and the Marmo Meccanica agency in the UK forward.

Andy Bell will be staying on with Stonegate and National Masonry Ltd in a consultancy capacity, and we’re delighted to have him on board for this transitional period, as we look to progress the business onto the exciting next level. If you have any requirements for an edge polisher, you can speak with Andy or directly with your Stonegate sales rep.

 

Stonegate Tooling Managing Director, Graham Hazell, said:

“Our mission is to put innovation at the core of our business and provide valuable advice that leads to an impeccable customer experience. We do this by working with fabricators and listening to their challenges, in order to provide the solutions and support they need to excel in what they do.

An established business like National Masonry Ltd, which has been brilliantly run by Andy for 30 years now, is a perfect addition to the Stonegate portfolio of solutions. We look forward to carrying on the excellent work and working closely with a prestige company like Marmo Meccanica.”

Former National Masonry Ltd Managing Director Andy Bell, said:

“It goes without saying that National Masonry Ltd is very, very close to my heart. When I made the decision to step away from the business, I wanted to ensure that it was passed on to a safe pair of hands. I assessed many options within the UK market and discovered that the values and ethos of Stonegate were close to, not only my own, but also those of Marmo Meccanica. I will be staying with the business in a consultancy basis and am I excited to be part of the next stage in the progression of National Masonry Ltd and Marmo Meccanica in the UK market.”