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Spanish Slate Quarries UK Ltd

Spanish Slate Quarries UK Ltd

SSQ was formed in 1980 to import quality Spanish slate into the UK. It was a bold move by their founder and chairman, Ahmed El-Helw, who correctly identified a lack of supply of local materials to satisfy the thirst of an increasingly slate-hungry home market. Today, SSQ is one of the world’s leading suppliers and producers of high-grade, unfading natural roofing slate. Their principle markets are in the UK, Europe and North America. Their exports however are as far afield as Australia, ...

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SSQ was formed in 1980 to import quality Spanish slate into the UK. It was a bold move by their founder and chairman, Ahmed El-Helw, who correctly identified a lack of supply of local materials to satisfy the thirst of an increasingly slate-hungry home market.

Today, SSQ is one of the world’s leading suppliers and producers of high-grade, unfading natural roofing slate.

Their principle markets are in the UK, Europe and North America. Their exports however are as far afield as Australia, Trinidad, Norway & Japan–in all, over 20 countries.

They are a family owned business, based in North West London and with offices in Spain and Argentina.

SSQ directly employ operational and quality control staff in the UK, Spain and Argentina, ensuring complete control over our supply chain and of the quality of all slates carrying the SSQ brand.

This control over their supply chain, coupled with the fact they hold in the region of 5 million slates in the UK at any given time, gives them the ability to service the largest requirements.

Owners, architects and installers choose their slates for their:
• Exceptional colour stability
• Exceptional weather resistance (surpassing the strictest international standards)
• Suitability for significant historic buildings and distinctive contemporary structures



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SSQ, SSQ Natural Slate

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