The World leader in natural slate
Becoming the world leader in the production and distribution of slate is part of CUPA PIZARRAS founding DNA.
Since the first mining development in 1892 our efforts have been centred in investigating new slate deposits and exploring and developing new production techniques. The objective is to satisfy the demand from each country and from each client.
We have been producing slate for over 125 years. Our quarry Solana de Forcadas is the oldest quarry in the world.
Our company in made up of a team of 1500 specialists who have a passion for natural slate.
Our 16 quarries are located on the biggest tectonic slate reserves in the world.
In our 22 processing plants we combine cutting-edge technology with ancestral traditions to guarantee the unmatched purity and quality of our slate.
We have 16 quarries in Spain and 22 processing plants equipped with the most modern technologies that coexists with the traditional knowledge and craftsmanship which have been present since our origins.
The quality and the guarantee of our products are backed up by meticulous control carried out throughout the whole slate production process from the extraction of the slate to the production in our processing plants.
Times around the world per year
We produce enough slate per year to go around the world twice.
Metric tons per year
The weight of our yearly production is equal to 19 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower, 164 times the weight of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro or 13 times the weight of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Roofs per day
120 roofs can be installed a day with the amount of slate produced.
All of our slate is extracted and selected within the best quarries of Galicia and Castile and León, where the largest tectonic natural slate reserves in the world are.
We are the world leaders in natural slate and the prestige and reputation of our quarries have been confirmed to the most demanding professionals in the field.
The CUPA PIZARRAS quality system goes beyond international standards and is based on decades of experience in the production of slate for roofing and cladding.
Our exhaustive control of the whole process enables us to offer a range of natural slates that exceed all the international quality standards.
Slate is a product with unmatchable technical properties that adapts to any project, always providing considerable added value.
Natural slate gives any roof or facade an inimitable, timeless, unchanging appearance. Its elegance and personality confer a unique character.
Our clear focus for the quality of our products has earned us the trust of thousands of architects, professional installers and clients. We are world leaders thanks to you: our client.
A staff of more than 1500 professionals, experts on natural slate, is completely focused on offering you the best service possible.
Here we have updated press releases of all the latest news related to our company.
If you have any questions, our experienced team on slate is at your disposal.