Mapei was featured on The Business Times, 8 October 2018
8 October 2018
A section of the Business Times was dedicated to the 8-page Italian Business Report on 8th October 2018. The article opened up on “Italian-Singapore business relations that is expected to improve further with the much-anticipated signing of the EU-Singapore free trade agreement this month”. The supplement continued to cover notable Italian companies that contributed meaningfully in Singapore and Mapei was one of them.
“Mapei boosts presence in Asia-Pacific through Singapore management base. Italian construction solutions firm Mapei Group celebrates more than 80 years of excellence”.
Founded in the Italian city of Milan in 1937, the Mapei Group has been supplying construction solutions for more than 80 years. It is one of the leading global producers of adhesives systems for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings such as tile adhesives and wood, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and textile-floor bonding products.
Furthermore, the Mapei Group is very active in various other construction products, such as waterproofing systems, floor coatings, speciality mortars, sealants and adhesives, products for repair and maintenance, strengthening systems, decorative and protective coatings, admixtures for concrete, cement additives and specialised systems for tunnelling work.
Significantly, the development of the Mapei Group has registered strong and stable sales growth over the years. In 2017, the Mapei Group achieved global net sales of more than US$2.9 billion.
The tremendous growth has resulted in the Mapei brand getting more recognised globally. Today, Mapei is present in five continents with 87 subsidiaries and 81 production plants and continues to invest in a stronger presence worldwide.
Quality, innovation and service
Besides supplying quality products and formulating innovative solutions, technical service is one of the pillars of Mapei’s success. The group has developed a network offering efficient technical advice and service to job sites in every corner of the world; from the design phase right up to the execution phase. To realise successful projects in construction, Mapei also organises technical seminars, refresher courses and practical workshops for applicators. This is to ensure that projects are successfully completed and all parties involved are totally satisfied.
Mapei started its journey in the Asia-Pacific region by establishing Mapei Far East Pte Ltd in Singapore in 1989, first as a sales office. A few years later, in 1995, investments in its production facility were realised, and the Tuas plant commenced supplying high quality products and systems to the Singapore market and ex-porting these products to other Asian countries.
Commitment to eco-sustainability
Singapore also became the management base for the Asia-Pacific region and from Singapore the regional team supports the steady growth of Mapei’s presence in this part of the world. Presently, Mapei is active in 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Korea, China, Hong Kong, Philip-pines, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
In Singapore, Mapei is known as the “one-stop partner for speciality construction needs”. This has enabled it to offer solutions for the most diverse kinds of projects: Changi Airport, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Victoria Theatre, Capitol Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, South Beach, Sultan Mosque, Downtown Line, The Interlace, Reflections, to name a few.
The Mapei Group is committed to developing eco-sustainable products and systems which contribute to safe-guarding the environment as well as the well-being of workers and end-users all over the world.
Mapei adheres to worldwide certification bodies and programmes such as GEV, BLAUER ENGEL, German Sustainable Building Council, LEED, US Green Building Council, Respons-ible Care, and BREEAM.
In Singapore, Mapei is a member of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) with products certified for all-important applications: tile adhesives, resilient products, coatings, waterproofing, flooring products and building repair.
In 2016, Mapei Singapore was awarded the title of “Leadership in Green Building Products Development” at the inaugural edition of the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards.