MAPEI's culture of innovation and excellence is rooted in the
company history. Founded in Milan, Italy by Mr. Rodolfo Squinzi in 1937, MAPEI
grew from a small wall-paint producer into a specialist in adhesives and
sealants for building during the 1950's. Under Mr. Squinzi's leadership, the
company developed its first adhesives for ceramic tile in the 1960's. Rodolfo
Squinzi called the company "Materiali Ausiliari Per Edilizia e Industria"
(Auxiliary Materials for Construction and Industry) and today the company is
still referred to by this original acronym, MAPEI.
Strong from its success in Italy, MAPEI began expanding across
Europe in 1967 and into North America in the 1970's. Since 1989, MAPEI has
rapidly created successful subsidiaries in Europe (United Kingdom, Spain,
Germany, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary) and the Asia-Pacific region
(Singapore, Malaysia, Australia). MAPEI distributes products throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean, and recently completed a new plant in Venezuela.
MAPEI is a unique company. It has transformed itself from an
enterprise of the Italian craft tradition into a global scientific and technical
leader in its industry. Today, from the world headquarters in Milan, Italy, Dr.
Giorgio Squinzi, the founder's son, is leading MAPEI into the next millenium.
Mr. Nick DiTempora directs the company operations in the fast-growing Western
To become a leader in any industry, a company needs to provide
value. Sometimes simply offering a product at a low price does not always
produce value - like the old adage says,“You get what you pay for”. At MAPEI,
we proudly offer a Value Advantage for tile & stone installation, floor
covering installation, and for concrete restoration.
MAPEI’s Value Advantage begins with using only the
highest-quality, highest-performing ingredients available in every product. In
some instances, ingredients can’t always be purchased from outside suppliers
that meet MAPEI’s strict specifications. As a result, MAPEI has developed
state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities capable of producing the
technologically-advanced chemicals and polymers that are needed to meet our
superior performance standards. Using some of the industry’s best chemists
along with cutting-edge scientific equipment, MAPEI now produces an advanced
polymer technology that is the envy of the industry. This attention to detail
has allowed MAPEI to ensure that only the best quality materials are used and
that product performance is second to none. Remarkably, even MAPEI’s
lower-priced products have been known to out-perform some manufacturer’s
top-line products. Now, just imagine the incredible performance and tremendous
value MAPEI’s top-line products have to offer!
The very best aspect of the MAPEI Value Advantage is rooted in
our product line development. MAPEI has taken years to perfect a system approach
to solving project challenges. "Whatever the surface, MAPEI has you
covered!" has been our rallying cry. Sometimes customers have to buy
certain products from one manufacturer for surface preparation, others from
another manufacturer for installation, and maybe even another manufacturer's
products for heavy-duty concrete restoration. So many different companies, so
many different products, so many different warranties – what a hassle. Now a
complete solution can be provided by one manufacturer that is designed to work
perfectly together and is guaranteed.