NOBLE QUARRIES GROUP

INTRODUCTION

The Noble Group is an international company that is focused on the development of marble and granite quarries in Pakistan.

To respond to the insatiable demand in the local and international marketplace, Noble has a primary focus of producing white marble and pure black granite. In addition, Noble has begun development of white, blue diamond and red granite quarries.

MANAGEMENT AND EXPERTISE

 

Following the model employed in countries like India, China, Egypt and Turkey that have had rapid growth in the nature stone industry over the past 20 years, Noble has a built a deep international management team comprising financial, operations, and granite and marble mining experts from the UK, Canada, Egypt and Italy.

Noble’s Italian team led by the President of the International Marble Institute, Italy (IS.I.M.), Paolo Marone, has vast experience in the development of marble and granite quarries, and the natural stone industry as a whole, in numerous countries including India, Russia, Afghanistan, China, Egypt, Myanmar and Vietnam. Paolo and IS.I.M. Quarry Master, Pietro Baccui, continue to spend considerable time on Noble’s projects and have trained local talent who now work at an international standard.

Pakistan has some of the finest natural stone in the world. Known internationally primarily only for its famous green onyx, Pakistan has some of the largest marble and granite reserves in the world, estimated at 1.3 trillion tons (Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) 2010). However, because of lack of infrastructure, management, expertise and technology, the natural stone industry in Pakistan is largely undeveloped. Recognizing an unprecedented opportunity to lead the marble and granite industry in Pakistan, the Noble Group has taken advantage of recent infrastructure enhancements and assembled a world class international management team.

In recent years, Pakistan has received a commitment for $55 billion dollars of infrastructure investment from China as part of the One Belt, One Road project. The China- Pakistan Economic Corridor will link western China to the Arabian Sea through Pakistan. The One Belt, One Road 65 nation initiative aims to create a modern Silk Road connecting the world’s second largest economy with Central Asia, Europe and Africa. Moreover, the recent building of certain highways and roads have made it possible to access world class marble and granite deposits in Pakistan that otherwise would have been difficult to develop, which has been of great benefit to Noble.