Company Profile

L. Cannata & Sons, leading Marble, Granite and Enginereed Stone supplier in Cape Town, was originally established in 1910 by Liborio Cannata, an Italian ex-patriot and one of the few quarry owners and granite processing pioneers in South Africa. The company is currently being run under the leadership of director Italo Cannata - grandson of the founder Liboria Cannata.

In the last ninety years Cannata has provided its granite and marble products to both the local and international construction industry for the use in the creation of monuments, houses of worship, historical buildings, hotels, shopping malls, office blocks and the residential market.

Cannata is one of South Africa's oldest stonemasons with a clear understanding of the unique character and quality of various decorative stones – from granite, marble, engineered stone, limestone and onyx to more recently the launch of a new eco stone product called Second.Life.

After more than 100 years of business, entering into their Centenary year, Cannata proudly welcomes the fourth generation of Cannata's with Claudia, Italo Jnr and Christiano joining the company.

Our Philosophy
Each project is treated as a unique challenge and with the hands on approach, Cannata avails themselves to accommodate the client to achieve each individual's needs and requirements. Working through the vision of the designer Cannata’s attention to detail and knowledge of the characteristic of stone ensures a successful project.

Italo Cannata, present head of the family business, comments "In terms of design it's about the character or feeling that the architect or designer intends to convey. That's really the first decision and it is usually the most difficult one. But we like to feel that our decades-long expertise on sourcing, handling, shaping and installing of stone offers architects and designers a very real service."

Why Choose Cannata & Sons

Residential Projects
Cannata Projects Cannata has undertaken hundreds of residential projects, and understands the modern home owner’s interior design requirements. From marble, granite to engineered stone, Cannata is able to provide a custom solution for a beautiful result.

Cannata Projects Cannata was selected to supply, in various applications, marble, granite and stone to prestigious developments in South Africa and around the world, including: Cavendish Square, The Taj Palace Hotel and the One&Only Hotel to name a few.

Commercial Constructions
Commercial Construction The company is the preferred supplier to commercial projects in South Africa. Working directly with construction companies including Murray & Roberts, Stocks and WBHO, as well as supplying residential and commercial contracts worldwide.

Professional Commitment
Professional Commitment Cannata is committed to serving the building industry with products that adhere to the most stringent standards of raw material, design and manufacturing and a highly personalised working relationship with clients.

Eco Commitment
Cannata Eco Commitment After 100 years, Cannata still adapts to the environment and consumer requirements. Cannata's new factory has been designed to contribute to sustainable development by means of their own onsite water recycling plant whilst by-product and wastage is kept to negligible levels.

100years of innovation
Centenary Preparations Cannata recently relocated to their new cutting edge showroom and factory premises in Cape Town's Paarden Eiland. This facility boasts state-of-the-art machinery operated by highly trained staff as well as professional work stations managed by skilled artisans.