Mapei UK in collaboration with Boyden Tile are hosting a tour of the Mapei S.p.A. Milan offices and showroom, manufacturing facilities and laboratories, showcasing the Mapei Group’s products and services to a group of contractors; cementing the relationship between manufacturer, retailer and contractor.
The Milan Research and Development facility acts as Mapei’s Corporate Research Centre, being one of 18 main research centres in 13 countries. 12% of the Group’s employees and 5% of annual turnover are invested into R&D working with the most sophisticated equipment available, collaborating with prestigious universities and scientific and industrial research institutes as well as providing support to the Technical Services and Quality Control Departments.
Phil Breakspear, Managing Director of Mapei UK commented “Hosting the corporate trip to visit the Mapei Group facilities ensures we are able to demonstrate first-hand how much time and effort the Mapei Group dedicate to research and quality control - from the initial design stage through to production to ensure that all Mapei products, across the number of product lines are of the highest quality.”
Henry Williamson, Managing Director of Boydens Tiles commented “We are extremely grateful to be visiting the Mapei Group’s headquarters in Italy. The kind gesture further demonstrates the continual support that Mapei provides to its customers and contractors alike.”
The Mapei Group cemented its commitment to the UK market over 28 years ago, making the UK HQ Mapei’s 47th manufacturing plant worldwide. Manufacturing facilities, located in Halesowen, are capable of producing in excess of 250,000 tonnes of product annually. Over 150 product SKU’s are manufactured in the UK at the 24 hour operational site, employing over 245 members of staff to provide support and assistance to an ever increasing customer base of more than 700. On average, 425 tonnes of finished product currently leaves the UK warehouse each day, the equivalent to approximately 600 pallets per day.