Mapei preparing to build a new facility in Bari

The new plant will be the multinational’s first manufacturing facility in southern Italy and will produce adhesives, mortars, additives and coatings.

Just a few days after announcing its expansion in Denmark, Mapei has revealed the purchase of a 20,000 m2 site in Modugno on the outskirts of Bari, where it will build a new factory for the production of its core products, including ceramic tile adhesives, mortars, additives and coatings. Mapei has its main facility in Robbiano di Mediglia (Milan) and another factory in Latina, and has now chosen the Apulian regional capital as the location of its first plant in Southern Italy, an investment that testifies to the group’s intention to further strengthen its presence throughout Italy.

The new facility will bring the company closer to its customers and supply chain in Southern Italy (as well as to foreign countries bordering the Adriatic Sea), thereby improving logistical efficiency and lowering its transportation-related CO2 footprint. The new plant will initially employ around 70 people, but the workforce will gradually be expanded in the future.

“Over the years, we have continued to invest in upgrading existing plants and acquiring new facilities to meet the needs of local markets,” comments Mapei’s CEO Marco Squinzi (pictured with his sister Veronica). “The opening of a new facility in Bari will enable us to grow and strengthen our presence in Italy with manufacturing operations in the south of the country. With our high-quality, innovative products, we hope to contribute to the numerous infrastructural and residential projects underway or planned in the region.”

Marco e Veronica Squinzi

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