In 2013 Mapei France opened its third production facility in the Lyon area, to be more precise in Saint-Vulbas, right in the heart of the Plain de l’Ain industrial park. This makes it the only European subsidiary with three different production facilities.
A second production facility was also inaugurated in 2013 in Barcin. This is the Group’s fourth production facility in Poland and joins the one in Gliwice of Mapei Polska, our subsidiary company Sopro Polonia in Nowiny and the Górka Cement Works in Trzebinia.
A “commercial bridge” between Europe and Asia. That is exactly what has been created thanks to the acquisition, again in 2013, of the Turkish company Wallmerk Construction.
In May 2014 Mapei became a leading player in the United States concrete admixtures market with the acquisition of General Resource Technology Inc. (GRT).
A strategic decision with the aim of extending their market share for this type of product from the existing commercial base in the centre of the USA towards the east and west and then, in the future, to Canada and Mexico.
In Malaysia – the third strongest economy in south-east Asia and the third richest country in the area in terms of GDP pro-capita after Singapore and Brunei – the Group inaugurated a new production facility in November 2015 in the town of Nilai (around an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur), featuring state of the art manufacturing equipment and sufficient space to store its products and to house its own Quality Control laboratory.
Mapei, which has been operating on the Mexican market since 2010, consolidated its position in the country by acquiring two production facilities in 2016 from the Mexican company Texturizados de Zimapan SA de CV, Texzim, giving Mapei Messico enough production capacity to follow the dynamic local market. The two facilities, located in Zimapán and Cancún, are strategically placed to provide efficient service to a large part of the Mexican territory.
On the 4th of July, 2016, ZAO Mapei – the Russian subsidiary of Mapei Spa – completed the acquisition of the Kikerino works, 80 kilometres to the south of St. Petersburg, from the Austrian company Baumit.
This will now enable Mapei to optimise their cover of the territory covering the vast regions of north-west Russia.
A few days before this event, on the 26th of June 2016, the new Panama Canal was inaugurated which, from not only an engineering point of view, is the most ambitious project ever completed in the whole world.