Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (Caesarstone) through its subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacturing of engineered quartz surfaces sold under its premium Caesarstone brand. Caesarstone�s products consist of engineered quartz slabs, which are sold in 42 countries. The Company�s products are primarily used as kitchen countertops in the renovation and remodeling end markets. Other applications include vanity tops, wall panels, back splashes, floor tiles, stairs and other interior surfaces that are used in a range of residential and non-residential applications. Through its design and manufacturing processes it offers a range of colors, styles, designs and textures. Its four diverse collections include Classico, Supremo, Motivo and Concetto. Kibbutz Sdot-Yam owns 70.1% of the Company�s outstanding shares. On May 18, 2011, it acquired 75% of the shares of U.S. Quartz Products, Inc. During the year ended December 31, 2011, it acquired its former United States distributor, Caesarstone USA.