Finland´s bedrock is over 3000 million years old and it is rich in terms of natural stone qualities. The Finnish natural stone industry is best known for its granite and soapstone. Almost 90% of the total production of Finnish granite goes to export. Due to export, the quarries have developed to become the world´s most efficient, using the most advanced technology. Soapstone represents about half of the total turnover. In the Finnish natural stone industry, quality characterizes both the product itself and its suppliers. Finnish suppliers – the majority of which are small or medium-sized family businesses – can always be trusted.