EXPERT GEOLOGISTS IN THE USE OF NATURAL STONE

WHO MAKES IT POSSIBLE

AND HOW

Rafael Montero- Geologist- Stone Consultant

Founding Partner of Natural Stone Consultants. Founder & Managing Director of Albora Habitat Elements.

RAFAEL MONTERO

Geologist, Natural Stone Consultant and Project Manager (PMP) with more than 20 years of experience in international markets. Founder of Albora International (UAE), in the last 10 years my professional career has been mainly developed in the Management of Natural Stone Projects in the Persian Gulf, executing comprehensive public and private projects with stone, such as Hospitals, Hotels, Office Centers, etc.

Since the beginning of my career, I have been acquiring experience in different areas, such as R&D, Quality Control, International Purchasing Management, Marketing and Commercial Management and finally as a PMP and a Consultant. I have developed these responsibilities in the  Raw Materials field, the Ceramic Industry and the Natural Stone Sector.

My international career has been carried out mainly in the Asian markets such as China, India, Middle East as UAE, Oman, Turkey, Iran, and Western markets such as USA and Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Baltic Rep., etc.)

Given the lack of professionals with know-how of the entire value chain of the Stone Sector,  Albora International has been oriented towards Natural Stone Consultancy and Project Management (PMP). These services are increasingly in demand and are aimed at providing global solutions to the doubts and problems faced by professionals: Constructors, Architects, Interior Designers (ID) and of course, Developers who require the support of experts in order to successfully carry out their projects with marble or other types of stone.

Rafael Montero Natural Stone Institute Member
Rafael Montero- Geologist- Stone Consultant

Founding Partner of Natural Stone Consultants. Founder & Managing Director of Albora Habitat Elements.

RAFAEL MONTERO

Geologist, Natural Stone Consultant and Project Manager (PMP) with more than 20 years of experience in international markets. Founder of Albora International (UAE), in the last 10 years my professional career has been mainly developed in the Management of Natural Stone Projects in the Persian Gulf, executing comprehensive public and private projects with stone, such as Hospitals, Hotels, Office Centers, etc.

Given the lack of professionals with know-how of the entire value chain of the Stone Sector,  Albora International has been oriented towards Natural Stone Consultancy and Project Management (PMP). These services are increasingly in demand and are aimed at providing global solutions to the doubts and problems faced by professionals, and end user.

Rafael Montero Natural Stone Institute Member
Olga Sanchez- Stone Consultant

Albora International Commercial & Marketing Manager

OLGA SÁNCHEZ

As a Geologist, I started my professional career within the Geotechnical field, for a Quality Control Laboratory for Construction in Spain. However, after that rewarding period, where I learnt a lot about this Sector, I realized I had new professional issues, even beyond our borders.

After complementing my technical training with an MBA, IE Business School and a Master in Marketing and Commercial Management, ESIC Business School, I opened up a new professional stage at the Advanced Stone Technology Centre, in Spain.

During this stage, I had the privilege of working for a wide variety of companies in Spain and abroad (SME’s, Multinationals, Foundations, Associations, etc) from which I continued learning about the Stone Sector and its Auxiliary Industry, the R&D+i entities, the national and international market and of course its potential clients: Specifiers (Architects, Interior Designers, Decorators), Constructors, Developers, etc.

Willing to face new challenges in this field  I became part of “Albora International”.

In Albora, we work to ensure the success of any project carried out with natural stone, reducing costs as much as possible and ensuring the quality and results expected by the client. We make this possible by optimizing each step, thanks to our professional Project Management, and an exhaustive knowledge of the sector within and outside our borders.

Olga Sanchez- Stone Consultant

Albora International Commercial & Marketing Manager

OLGA SÁNCHEZ

I’m a Geologist and Marketing & Internationalization Consultant. I have had the privilege of working for a wide variety of companies in Spain and abroad (SME’s, Multinationals, R+D+I institutes, Foundations, Associations, etc) within the Stone and some other related Sectors.

Willing to face new challenges, I became part of “Albora International”, where we work to ensure the success of any project carried out with natural stone, reducing costs as much as possible and ensuring the quality and results expected by the client.

We make this possible by optimizing each step, thanks to our professional Project Management, and an exhaustive knowledge of the sector within and outside our borders.

We work to maximize our clients’ benefits, minimizing risks

How do we make it possible?

PROJECT MANAGERS (P.M.P)

Professionalization to work in a more agile and efficient way in complex enviroment

LOGISTICS

We adapt the logistics to the deadlines and requirements of the project, saving time and money

EXPORT-IMPORT

More than 15 years working in international purchasing and sales

GEOLOGISTS

Which means a deep knowledge of any kind of stone and its performance

EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT EXECUTION

More than 15 years executing comprehensive stone projects in Europe, North America and The Middle East

TECHNICAL OFFICE

We solve any technical issue prior or during the project

INTERNATIONALIZATION

Extensive international experience in more than 25 countries

STONE SECTOR KNOW-HOW

We have worked with Quarries, Factories, distributors, R+D+ i entities, Associations etc.

NETWORKING

Over 15 years in the industry has helped us build a wide network of partners almost anywhere in the world

Statuario Marble caldding open book at ADGM, UAE

Álbora is the result of the experience and know-how of its partners, to contribute to a better understanding and  usability of Natural Stone by Prescribers, Constructors, Developers and of course, the End Users

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