Mapei in Italy

Founded in 1937, Mapei SpA was the starting point of a story which, in 2017, reached the 80-year milestone.
Family values woven into those of the company, courage, intuition, research, innovation and new ideas are our heritage.
Giorgio Squinzi
La storia di Mapei in Italia

The story of Mapei in Italy

1937: Rodolfo Squinzi founded M.A.P.E.I. Materiali Ausiliari Per Edilizia e Industria (Auxiliary Materials For Building and Industry) The first headquarters of the company were in Via Cafiero, which today is home of the Group's most important Research & Development Centre. The first important example in the tile installation sector was the installation of tiles on pre-cast concrete panels and represented a turning point and acceleration in the growth of Mapei.

Another important step forward was the first phase of our internationalisation strategy by exporting products overseas to countries such as Switzerland, France and the Americas.

An important
new beginning

After the company’s founder, Rodolfo, passed away in 1984, his son, Mr. Giorgio Squinzi, a graduate in industrial chemistry, took control of Mapei; his wife, Adriana Spazzoli, began working alongside him in the marketing department. Their children, Marco and Veronica, then joined the company in the latter half of the 1990s, marking an important new beginning in the company’s history as it increasingly focused on certain key sectors of the Group’s operations: research & development and internationalisation.

After Mr. Squinzi and Ms. Spazzoli passed away in 2019, their children, Marco and Veronica, took over the company as joint Corporate CEOs.

The board of directors is now composed of Marco Squinzi, Veronica Squinzi and Simona Giorgetta with the lawyer, Laura Squinzi, chairing the board.

Over the years Mapei has strengthened its position as a leading multinational in the manufacture of mortars, adhesives, sealing and waterproofing agents, additives for concrete and other special products for the building industry. Mapei continues to be a family-run business founded in Italy, whose operations extend worldwide.


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