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From the Desk of our General Manager
For more than 60 years LATICRETE has been leading the construction market by providing innovative construction materials to over one hundred countries. For three generations LATICRETE has remained a family-owned, customer focused business and despite geographical distance, LATICRETE is one team with the same Vision, Mission, and Values.

In 2018, LATICRETE started the 'ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY' initiative where executives of the company visit all LATICRETE global locations to talk about the history, success, culture and future growth plans of the company. In February the 'ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY' tour was held in Australia - read all about it in this newsletter!

February was also an exciting month for LATICRETE Australia with the grand opening of the newly renovated R&D Lab and Training Centre, successful training seminars, and 2 new employees joined our team.

For technical support, or chat to us about your next project - Call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.
Emma Tschannen
LATICRETE Australia GM

Featured Articles
Product Spotlight
STRATA_MAT

STRATA_MAT™ is a next generation high performance uncoupling mat for use under tile and stone installations for both residential and commercial applications. Designed to replace traditional underlayment materials, and engineered to allow safe, reliable installations of tile and stone. Designed for "problematic" surfaces such as wood, cracked concrete, post and pre-tensioned concrete.

STRATA_MAT provides for an enhanced mechanical bond of the adhesive and provides for faster drying of the adhesive. This allows for faster installations and for shorter time to grout. Click here for more product information.

'ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY' Tour
LATICRETE Global Initiative

Last week, LATICRETE Australia hosted the 'ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY' event. It kicked off with presentations from Emma Tschannen, General Manager of LATICRETE Australia, Henry B. Rothberg, Sr. Vice President Training of LATICRETE International, and Faisal Saleem, Vice President of LATICRETE International.

The Australian team then participated in a team build session, called ‘Bridging the Gap’, where they broke off into groups to work together to create a ‘Super Highway’. The challenge required the team to adapt, communicate and work together to be successful. Read the full story here.

Official Grand Opening
Renovated R&D Lab and Training Centre  

Recently the R&D Lab and Training Centre at LATICRETE Australia Head office in QLD received a make-over.

The R&D Lab had a beautiful new LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ BLENDED CHIP floor installed. During the 'ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY' tour, Henry B. Rothberg, Sr. Vice President Training of LATICRETE International, officially opened the new lab with LATICRETE Australia R&D Manager, Dr. Surendra Patel, by cutting the ribbon.

Read more about the new R&D Lab and Training Centre.

Successful Epoxy Grout & Waterproofing Seminar

Knowledge is the Key to Success

On Monday, 5th February, LATICRETE Australia held a free waterproof & epoxy grout training day at LATICRETE NSW.

Attendees were actively involved in discussions and hands-on demonstrations using LATICRETE products, SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing & Crack Suppression Membrane. Relevant Australian standards were highlighted, and participants were assessed and accredited. Read the full story here.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents).

Welcome to the LATICRETE Team
New Technical Sales Rep and Administration Assistant

We are excited to announce the appointment of two new employees to the LATICRETE Australia team, Robert Runje and Ingrid Flood!

Robert has joined the team as a Technical Sales Rep servicing Melbourne, VIC, alongside Erin Fraser.
Ingrid joins our team in helping support the administration team, while also assisting with bookkeeping.

Welcome to the Latifamily Robert and Ingrid! Read more.

Projects / Articles of Interest

Cairns is the most northern regional commercial centre on the Australian eastern seaboard and hosts nearly 2 million tourists a year who are drawn to the tropical climate and the Great Barrier Reef. Artists Philomena Yeatman, Edna Ambrym and Valmai Pollard from the nearby Indigenous community of Yarrabah were selected by the Cairns Council to produce artworks for a $700,000 public art mosaic project to be featured on eight walls around landscaped gardens in the main mall in Cairns. The Orchid Group (also known as Symmetry Mosaics) were appointed as the installing contractors, and Artistic Solutions Group were selected as creative consultants to ensure artistic integrity was maintained as the canvas paintings were translated into mosaics and adapted to the vast expanse of the eight walls. Continue reading.

Tiles in Stile in Melbourne, VIC, recently received a beautiful new LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ BLENDED CHIP floor for their 70m2 showroom. Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, conducted hands-on training with the team from Tiles In Stile to install the flooring system. SPARTACOTE BLENDED CHIP provides a capable, seamless flooring finish suitable for numerous commercial and residential applications, it is also available in a wide assortment of blends and finishes to suit your designer needs. With a contoured finish to allow for optimal traction, this minimal maintenance coating system offers 1-day installation and next day return to service. Continue reading.
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