The situation and demand for concrete products is very good in the concrete block industry. Many manufacturers are working at the upper limit of their production capacity. Therefore, there is little incentive to make changes. Only limited resources are available for new developments. In this environment, however, a trend is developing towards individual and versatile stone systems. Planners and architects no longer consider the various cast stones to be isolated from each other. Concrete slabs are enhanced or combined with façades and design elements in the same design and with the same feel (see report in CPI 02/2018).