"As chairman of the SSQ Group, my vision is for it to be recognised as the world's leading supplier of natural slate products; to lead the market and be the one by which others are judged.
In this, our 25th-anniversary year, all of us at SSQ look forward to continuing to provide you with the finest quality products and service"
Welcome to SSQ Group, one of the world's leading producers and suppliers of slate products for use by the building and construction industry.
SSQ - Spanish Slate Quarries as it was originally known - was formed in 1983 to import Spanish slate to the UK; a bold initiative made to satisfy an increase in demand for high-quality slate within the building industry.
SSQ's head office and main warehouse are located in north-west London, within easy reach of the UK's motorway network. This, coupled with a minimum stock holding of at least one million slates, ensures availability and prompt delivery throughout the UK.
'Del Carmen' is a name that has become synonymous with the quality of SSQ's slate. SSQ Del Carmen roofing slate is sourced from the Del Carmen quarry near Leon in north-west Spain. SSQ's long-term partnership with the quarry means it can offer its customers an exceptional product backed by a guaranteed level of performance.
In 2003, SSQ became the principal shareholder in the Represa quarry, La Florida near San Luis in central Argentina. SSQ's investment at Represa Quarry has allowed SSQ Riverstone roofing slate and SSQ Riverstone architectural stone to be marketed internationally.
In addition to holding a significant market share in the UK, SSQ is developing an increasingly high-profile presence internationally - testament to its dedication to ensure the supply of consistently high-quality products.
SSQ's logistics office in Orense, north-west Spain, supports the group's business internationally and is also home to its Spanish quality-control team.
SSQ is also diversifying: in 2006 it established a new real estate company to market top-quality residential and commercial properties in the increasingly popular tourist destination of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea Riviera. SSQ's involvement has been formally endorsed by the Egyptian Government allowing its stamp to be used by SSQ as a seal of approval.
The SSQ Group is committed to creating, developing and maintaining the highest possible product and customer service standards in all its global marketplaces.
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