The passion for natural stones can be felt everywhere in the Gandl company – in the landscape design, in the range of products and not least in the motivated team standing behind Rainer Gandl, founder of the company. No stone is like any other, neither with regard to colour and grain nor with regard to its nature. The offer for landscape design includes limestone, basalt, granite, slate, boulders, pillars and paving slabs – as well as kitchen worktops, bottom plates and steps for interiors. Gandl imports the material from all over the world. “Until now the coloured stones were offered merely as bulk material”, reports Rainer Gandl. “However, the intention was to package them and therefore the need of a complete new packaging line arose at our location in Kaisheim, in the Donau-Ries county.”
The natural stones are supplied in huge quantities. They are fed into silos for treatment by paddle wheel loaders. Jets of water are used to remove the dirt particles from the stones. Afterwards, the blank stones are treated for shape, size and surface and sorted by a screening plant. A conveying system leads the stones to the packaging system. Here, they are filled in plastic bags which are then welded.