The indisputable strength of Mapei is to never disregard the requirements of each country and, in so doing, to count on only locally-based managers and qualified personnel.
Veronica Squinzi
Head of Internationalisation and Development

Mapei around the world

Day in day out, construction sites all around the world can count on us. The dialogue and synergy between the various Mapei subsidiaries has made it possible for us to extend our presence around the world: Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. And the results are there for all to see: optimisation of logistics costs, proximity to our clientele, a guarantee of maximum efficiency of production processes with total respect for the environment and the expectations of local inhabitants.

The strategy at the base of our success

Our internationalisation strategy is based on two main objectives: to be closer to local needs and reduce transport costs to a minimum.
The fundamental premise is that we are a global player run on the basis of a family concern, but with a medium to long-term view of the future.
We want to maximise growth and efficiency, and not only profits, by concentrating on a mix which includes products, production capacity and people.
The need to become global through internationalisation is tightly connected to an increase in production capacity, by having production facilities in the major market areas, in order to supply solutions in line with local needs while keeping costs under constant control.
This is why, over the years, we have acquired companies all around the world. Thanks to this strategy a cement plant in Poland, Gorka Cement, an Italian company that mines quality sand, VA.GA., and a German manufacturer of bituminous materials, Rasco Bitumentechnik, have all become part of Mapei Group. Human resources are a central element to this approach: we promote the expertise of each individual and we put people in the condition to make a difference.

Productos Bronco S.A: Our entry into the Columbian market

One of the main objectives of our internationalisation strategy is to be closer to local needs and optimise logistics. By following this principle, at the beginning of 2017 we acquired Productos Bronco S.A., a company specialised in the production of waterproofing products, sealants and finishes, which enabled us to enter the Columbian market. Thanks to this acquisition we now have a stronger presence on the South American market and we have increased the potential of Productos Bronco S.A., especially from a technical and productive point of view. An excellent example of how both sides can benefit from synergic collaboration between different countries.

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