Founded in Milan in 1937, Mapei is today’s world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for building. Starting in the 1960’s Mapei put its strategy of internationalization into action in order to have maximum proximity to the needs of local markets and reduce shipping costs to a minimum. The Group now counts 81 subsidiaries with 70 production facilities in operation over 32 countries and 5 continents.
Mapei has always placed great emphasis on research. In fact, the Group invests 12% of its company’s total work-force and 5% of its turnover in R&D; in particular, 70% of its R&D efforts are directed to develop eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly products which meet LEED requirements.