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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



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.


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


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


Valcucine Cape Town

Valcucine Cape Town joins the group with Mathilda Venter as Managing Director. 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


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.


Craft Furniture

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


The Excellence Group

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


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


Infin8 Surfacing moves into its own purpose-built manufacturing facility.

Infin8 Surfacing adds a new dimension to the business called Infin8 Compact, which now offers fabrication of high-pressure compact laminates.

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


Wunders joins the group in June 2021. Wunders introduces you to a family-run business that offers customisable furniture of all shapes, sizes, colours and fabrics

To be continued

To be continued