CUPA PIZARRAS: 125 years of unmatched high quality

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It’s CUPA PIZARRAS’ 125th birthday! 125 years of commitment to quality that has made us the world leader in natural slate.


It has been 125 years since the founders of CUPA PIZARRAS extracted the first slate from the Solana de Forcadas quarry in Northern Spain. This significant milestone is unrivalled by competitors in the slate industry and reinforces the company’s position in the market.

Still producing the CUPA 3 slate today, the quarry is the oldest in operation worldwide! With such a long history behind the brand, the reputation of the quarries is confirmed and supported by dated declarations of performance and international certificates for every product.

Our resolute commitment to quality has earned us the trust of thousands of architects, installers and customers, reaffirming our world leadership in the natural roofing slate sector

CUPA PIZARRAS also boasts a rich history of quality and innovation. Since its inception in 1892, it has established itself as an expert in slate production, committed to researching and developing new techniques to provide high quality products and services for all its clients. 


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Slate is a product with unmatchable technical properties that adapts to any project, always providing considerable added value. Julian Gomez, Director of Marketing at CUPA PIZARRAS, commented:

Natural slate can be used for so many applications, and with our focus on research and development we have expanded this potential even further. Today, we offer cladding options with CUPACLAD and CUPACLAD Design as well as Thermoslate, which is a roof solar system that is installed on a slate roof to convert sunlight to energy for central heating, hot water or pool heating.

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Although technology has changed and allowed us to adapt the product to a modern market, the product itself and its production process have not been altered, preserving the history of the material.

At CUPA PIZARRAS we are proud that our slates have been chosen to renovate the world’s most important monuments.

Do you want to learn more about our products? Download our general brochure here!