Some fifty years ago two entrepreneurial brothers from the village of Mgarr Malta, Nazzareno and Vincenzo Vella decided to start manufacturing tiles and bought a small tile making machine press.
Hal Mann today has evolved from a purely local manufacturing concern to a multi-layered product and service-oriented company, which can offer these services around the globe. Today Hal Mann produces 'the' tile but is in a position to offer all the services related to those tiles.
Over the past few years a re-organisation of the group structure has taken place. Hal Mann International Ltd is the export company within group, a group which is still owned by the Vella family.
Vincenzo, one of the founders, is still active within this organisation but true to say that these days his children and even grand-children are fully involved in the day-to-day administration of the company.
The best way of describing Hal Mann is to say that we are specialists in Natural Stone, HMI being the manufacturing concern within the group. Other companies within the group develop property, act as project managers, as finishing sub-contractors, as suppliers, as retailers and as agents and distributors for ancillary products necessary for us to be able to offer a complete solution.
If that natural-stone 'look' is required, HMI are one of only a few companies capable of providing a complete solution. We are one of the largest terrazzo tile manufacturers in the world but also produce terrazzo in block and pre-cast form; we also manufacture a range of resin based marbles. We also process natural stone from the raw material to finished items having our own crushing plant, gang-saws, marble and granite processing line, CNC machines, water-jet cutting facilities etc. Hal Mann stocks more than 100 natural stones from around the world.
Creativity and flexibility helped to build Hal Mann International Ltd a reputation of an ever-growing international terrazzo tile manufacturer and exporter. High investments in technical research and avant-garde equipment guarantee the high quality standards of the product. All this is backed up by fast production time coupled with excellent sea and air connections, making Hal Mann the ideal supplier of a vast spectrum of products manufactured to the latest BS specifications and backed by ISO accreditation. These products today cover the floor surfaces of houses, schools, shopping centres, hotels, supermarkets, offices, airports, and train stations, all over the globe.
Hal Mann now employs over 250 people and offers a service of commitment to quality rarely matched. With a policy of continual investment in the latest machinery and techniques, Hal Mann offers increased volumes, more competitive prices and improved product quality and versatility.
HMI is a 'dream come true' for any designer, as HMI has the ability to work marble, granite and agglomerate marble and then manufacture terrazzo tiles and pre-cast elements to match or blend with the natural stones or a designer’s palette. HMI has, over the years, gained a positive track record in exporting to various countries around the world. Many have sought the quality of the 'Hal Mann' terrazzo tile, which can now be found in the U.S.A. Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Italy, Sri-Lanka, Australia and the Middle East, with the list growing as each month passes. Hal Mann even designed a terrazzo tile capable of taking over one million pairs of feet a day, now installed at the Hong Kong railway terminus.
Notable customers of Hal Mann International Ltd. are; Tesco Stores, Wm Morrison’s, Wilkinson Stores, Home Bargains, Westfield Design and Build, Transport For London, Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation – Kowloon Station in Hong Kong (Architects- Sir Norman Foster Partnership), the Paris Metro (St. Ambroise railway station in the Paris Metro), the London Underground, the Body Shop, Sainsbury’s, Hennes & Mauritz, Replay Jeans, Coin (Italy), Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester Airports and a Dublin shopping centre.
Whether your requirement is large or small, HMI is large enough to cope but small enough to care.