Mapei Australia celebrates 25 years

This year MAPEI AUSTRALIA will celebrate 25 years of providing quality eco-sustainable chemical products to the building and construction industries.
20 April 2018

Mapei was established in Australia on the 20th April 1993 as a sales office located on the Gold Coast in Queensland.  

After supplying Mapei product to many prestigious projects such as the Melbourne Aquatic Centre, Brisbane International Airport and the Palazzo Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast and with the long history of Mapei subsidiaries supplying adhesives and related products to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games venues, Mapei were commissioned to supply primers, levelling compounds, adhesives, grouts and silicone sealants for the upcoming 2000 Sydney Olympic Games venues.

These venues included the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Aquatic Centre including the Competition and Diving pools, the Sydney Superdome, the Olympic Village, the State Hockey Centre, the Sydney International Airport, the Lidcombe Railway Station as well as various new apartment buildings that were constructed to accommodate visiting spectators.

Production Plant:

With so much infrastructure and product required for these projects, the Mapei Group (in keeping with their corporate policy of constant internationalisation) invested in Mapei Australia by building a production plant and offices in the Brisbane suburb of Archerfield in time to produce and supply local product in early 2000.

With the original plant reaching capacity a new site was located and a new “state-of-the-art” production plant was built and commissioned in late 2015 in the Brisbane suburb of Wacol.  This new plant produces both powdered product as well as admixtures for cement and concrete.

Mapei Australia now employs over 80 staff and produces over 200 tonne of powdered product per day.    With this new cutting-edge production technology used in Mapei’s production facilities, this allows for accurate and constant quality control, from raw-materials to final packaging.

To complement the new production facilities, Mapei also boasts a new Logistics Warehouse, Container Unloading Zone, Despatch Office, R & D Laboratory, Quality Control Laboratory, Training Centre, Technical Assistance Team, Administration Offices, Cafeteria and Product Trials area.

Education and Training:

Technical Training has a very important role to play for Mapei.  Mapei Australia  has now established various Mapei Academy product training centres in all of our Australian offices and we also promote Waterproofing Accreditation courses and Product Installation workshops to enable contractors to perfect the application techniques used when installing our products.  

Mapei Australia hosted over 160 courses during 2017 with over 2500 customers and contractors attending.  Mapei conduct courses to accommodate all product lines including Ceramic, Grouts (including Epoxy Grouts), Sealants, Resilient Substrate Preparation and Floor and Wall Covering Installations, Timber Flooring Installations and our increasing range of Building Specialty products.

Product lines:

Mapei currently supply products and technical assistance into the below building and construction sectors:

  • Ceramic and Stone Installations
  • Waterproofing Products
  • Substrate Preparation Products
  • Resilient Floorcoverings
  • Sports Flooring
  • Timber Flooring Installations
  • Concrete Repair Products
  • Building Specialty Products
  • Cement and Concrete Admixtures
  • Underground and Tunnelling Products

Sales offices and warehouses:

Mapei have offices and warehouses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and have Technical Sales Representatives to service North Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Sustainability:

Mapei also prides itself on the supply of “eco-sustainable products” that contribute valuable points towards Green Star credits.  Mapei are a member of the Green Building Council of Australia and actively promote the use of “green” products that are NOT harmful to the installer nor the end-user.

Community:

Mapei Australia are also proud members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce.  This organisation is important to Mapei to sustain vital contact with industry leaders as well as provide support to the local Italian community.  

Sponsorship:

Since 2015, Mapei Australia has been a proud Official Partner of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race that attracts over 100,000 spectators to Geelong and the surrounding areas and is televised to over 140 countries.

Mapei Australia also sponsors local sporting teams and recently entered into a three year sponsorship agreement with Netball Victoria with the introduction of our Sports Flooring range of products.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION:

Mapei Australia has also attained ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Quality Management certification and will endeavour to obtain certification to the ISO 45001 OH&S Management System in early 2019.

Prestigious project references;

Mapei Australia has been supplying adhesives, grouts, waterproofing and substrate preparation products to many and various high profile projects for over 20 years. Mapei has been involved in the tiling and waterproofing of all major airports in Australia, the most recent being the Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne International airports.  Mapei has also been an integral part in the construction of many apartment buildings, private residences, swimming pool complexes as well as supplying products to iconic buildings such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Olympic Games venues, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and various other significant venues.  Our products are utilised on all sized projects where quality and reliability are important.

Our most prestigious Project References during the last 15 years were:

  • Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House – Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1 Bligh Street – Sydney, New South Wales
  • Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Victoria
  • Grosvenor Mine – Moranbah, Queensland
  • Modern Art Galley – Brisbane, Queensland
  • Legacy Way Tunnels – Brisbane, Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology 50 metre Olympic size swimming pool
  • Anzac Walk – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Adelaide Aquatic Centre – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Burnie International Tennis Centre – Burnie, Tasmania
  • Shepparton Sports Precinct – Shepparton, Victoria
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) – Melbourne, Victoria
  • Geelong Emergency Department – Geelong, Victoria
  • Hawthorn Arts Centre – Melbourne, Victoria
  • Metricon Stadium – Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland(link below)

 

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