National Masonry Limited acquired by Stonegate Tooling

Graham Hazell of Stonegate Tooling (left) with Andy Bell of National Masonry Ltd.

Stonegate Precision Tooling Ltd has announced its acquisition of National Masonry Ltd, also known as Stone Equipment International. National Masonry Ltd has been in business for more than 30 years and is the UK supplier of Marmo Meccanica machinery, primarily focusing on edge polishing machines. Until the acquisition earlier this week, it was headed up by managing director, Andy Bell.

Known to be 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. Stonegate has stated it will "look to 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."

Stonegate Tooling's 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.”

Andy Bell, Former National Masonry Ltd managing director, added:

“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.”