Established in 1923 Kenya Marble Quarries Ltd is a well established manufacturers and importers of high quality Marble & Granite Products.
- We quarry our Granite & Marble direct from our own deposits around Kenya. This enables us to select the finest quality materials, as well as ensuring we maintain exceptionally high quality standards whilst keeping prices extremely competitive.
- We have over 93 years experience in the stone trade
- We supply and install memorials & headstones around Kenya.
Our company is a specialist in the production of truly personalised memorials, and our innovative and creative designs, created by our team will last for generations to come.
Over the years a lot has changed, our showroom and factory has been continually updated with new machinery and stock to keep up with the times. As a direct manufacturer, we are able to offer our clients an efficient service offering first class quality at competitive prices.
In the early 1920’s, we manufactured Marble Headstones which were hand carved using basic tools. At the time the average order took over three months to specify and manufacture.
Letters were carved using a stencil or created using paper calligraphy that was transferred onto the stone to be carved. It was not possible to carve intricate details such as flowers that are common today. All letters were then drilled to deepen the carving and filled with lead.
Despite the basic tools, all of our headstones carved at the time are still legible and standing.
We relied heavily on skilled staff trained by colonial British officers and Italian expatriates that were proficient in hand carving technologies at the time.
Each memorial was carefully inspected prior to dispatch and almost all were installed by ourselves as there were few local Kenyans that had experience installing & handling Marble at the time.
One of the main challenges with hand carving is the speed taken and the inflexibility of the process. Our current computer aided design technology allows us to create a accurate paper mock-up of the design to be carved. This is a great improvement as we are able to ensure accuracy of design and more importantly to ensure that no spelling mistakes are transferred to the final stone.
Our start of the art technology allows us to manufacture headstones with speed and precision. Typically we ask clients to allow 3 weeks for manufacture to enable us to achieve best results and quality. However, in certain cases where speed of delivery is essential we are able to achieve a quick turnaround in just a matter of days.
Modern machinery also enables us to carve intricate designs and graphics that would not have been possible using hand technologies. We are able to carve flowers (roses are very popular additional to headstones as they represent compassion and love), as well as crosses and other religious carvings. In certain cases we are also able to scan & digitize and draw symbols or images that are not generic and in our library if our clients require very specific carvings to suit their requirements.