Dr. Samir Chalfoun

                                                                                                                                                Country: Italy

                                                                                                                                                Company or Organization: NACOMAT ITALIA
                                                                                                                                                Position: Stone Consultant

                                                                                                                                                We have to look after a future vision and to plan our investments and projects for the new generation.
                                                                                                                                                Partnership and Joint venture with foreign stone specialists and professionals are
                                                                                                                                                profitable. A change in philosophy is required by quarry operators that money spent on pre-
                                                                                                                                                production (geological, geotechnical and technical) investigations should not be seen as
                                                                                                                                                waste but as a means of improving the efficiency of the quarry operations, and hence its
                                                                                                                                                profitability. Timely application of workable and established geological, geotechnical, and
                                                                                                                                                technical factors (New technologies and advanced machines), which are key essentials that influence quarrying economics, can save quarry operators considerable amounts of time and money both in the short and long term.