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Energy and enterprise are key traits of a passionate entrepreneur – Richard Lurie, Group MD of The Excellence Group.

At The Excellence Group, we believe the Journey is the Reward. Our driving passion is making lives exceptional through the products and the experiences we create for our staff, partners and clients alike. Therefore, anything short of this is a missed opportunity.

Eurocasa Cape Town

Timeline

2012

Lurie sees potential in Eurocasa Cape Town and buys the business. Founded in Italy, Eurocasa was established in South Africa in 1999 within a 90m² showroom in De Waterkant.

2014

Infin8 Surfacing was established from scratch with MD Andrew Hatt. Today, Infin8 Surfacing is the largest specialist solid surface fabricator in Southern Africa

2015

Eurocasa relocates to its new 330m² showroom at 10 Kloof Street, Gardens. This sparked significant growth.

2017

Valcucine Cape Town

Valcucine Cape Town joins the group. Valcucine was founded in Cape Town in 2009. It occupied a 150m² showroom in Salt River. Like Eurocasa, its international associations and high-end products sold themselves

Mathilda Venter and Dorothee Bonse are appointed MD of Valcucine and Eurocasa respectively

2017

Spotlight Joinery

The purchase of a share in Spotlight Joinery completes the luxury kitchen-focused makeup of the group. It was founded by Bo Bylin and Andrew Scott in 2007. Today Spotlight Joinery occupies a 2 200m² manufacturing facility in Lansdowne, Cape Town.

2018

Craft Furniture

Craft Furniture is founded with operational partner Chris Pichon. The company manufactures high-end custom-made furniture and solid wood components

2018

The Excellence Group

The Excellence Group is established. The diamond-shaped logo incorporates five triangles representing the founding companies.

2019

Valcucine moves into a new 360m² showroom at 117 Strand Street, Cape Town CBD

Spotlight Joinery opens its first 300m² showroom. The market responds with a significant increase in demand

Spotlight Joinery renovates the design studio and client experience centre. It incorporates a state-of-the-art working environment for its client teams

2020

Eurocasa renovates its showroom. It features the latest luxury kitchen models and finishes from Italy.

To be continued

To be continued