Founded in 1937 in Milan, Mapei today is the world’s largest producer of adhesives and chemicals for the construction industry.
Since the ’60s Mapei started its internationalization strategy for greater proximity to local needs and a minimization of transportation costs.
The Group currently consists of 69 affiliated companies with 63 manufacturing plants operating in five continents in 32 different countries, each of which has a quality control laboratory. Mapei has always paid great importance, investing in R & D 12% of its employees and more than 5% of turnover which, in particular, 70% for the development of environmentally sustainable products, environmentally and satisfy the requirements of the LEED program. In addition, Mapei has developed an extensive commercial and technical network in all major countries around the world and provides a valuable service and technical advice on construction sites, especially appreciated by designers and building professionals.
Mapei UK Ltd
Established in 1989, Mapei UK Ltd moved to the West Midlands in 1999, and in 2004 cemented its commitment to the UK market with the completion of a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halesowen, near Birmingham in the West Midlands.
The UK headquarters is Mapei’s 47th manufacturing plant worldwide. The building accommodates manufacturing, stock, marketing, sales and technical services – all dedicated to the provision of efficient and friendly customer service – all under one roof. This 7.5 acre site is home to on-site training facilities, holding regular training and educational sessions.
Manufacturing facilities at Halesowen are capable of producing up to 103,000 tonnes of product annually. We now have 150 members of staff employed by Mapei UK to provide support and assistance to an ever increasing customer base of over 900.
Over 100 products are manufactured in the UK. In addition to an expanding manufacturing plant and offices in the West Midlands, Mapei UK Ltd has a dedicated team of Specification Managers nationwide and an expert Technical Services Department based at UK Headquarters. Mapei also offer a full NBS specification service and RIBA accredited CPD seminars are available on request.
Mapei UK has a fully equipped Training facility which offers general product range training and more in-depth product demonstrative systems specifically designed for solutions to most conventional and exceptional of situations.