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Mapei UK Ltd - Bucking the Trend

Published Date:

23 Jun 2009


Despite the challenging economic environment, Mapei is continuing to buck the trend within the UK market. A brand new 4,800m² storage and distribution facility has been added to the manufacturing site at Halesowen, West Midlands for the manufacture of screeds, ceramic adhesives, building products, levelling compounds and adhesives for resilient flooring.

Not only will the new facility greatly increase Mapei UK's storage and logistics capabilities by using the latest computerised systems, more importantly it will enable Mapei UK Ltd to add many more new product lines and increase the portfolio and flexibility of production in the UK. Mapei's ethos is "In challenging times, rise to the challenge" and this facility will enable the UK company to offer our very high quality products to an ever increasing customer base, more efficiently and competitively than ever. Commitment to Quality and the Environment An element of the Mapei Groups long standing philosophy towards the production of highly innovative and technologically advanced products, is the continuous development of products that respect the environment and the wellbeing of the user. Mapei invest 5% of their annual turnover and 12% of its' workforce to Research and Development. This has led to the continuous development of solvent-free ranges of products with low emissions of VOC. The well established ECO range of flooring products was originally developed in the 1970's. The past year has seen further development in this area, including environmental benefits for products used to install ceramic tiles and stone materials. Look out for the Green Innovation logo, which identifies products with characteristics, which contribute to achieving eco-sustainable buildings. Benefits include low emission levels of VOC, low emission levels of dust during mixing and storage of products, anti-mould properties, sound-proofing qualities, lightweight units and products using recycled materials to reduce the impact on the environment deriving from the extraction of virgin raw materials. Mark Louch, Mapei UK Managing Director stated "We are very proud of the investments and achievements Mapei have made in the UK and this new extension provides us with an invaluable opportunity to further improve our commitment and service to both our valued customers and dedicated employees. Future phases of expansion are well into the planning stage and these will be unveiled in due course. This new development effectively doubles the capacity of our facility at Halesowen, and will significantly increase our efficiency and consolidate our position in the UK Market. We have made considerable efforts in the design to encompass all the latest eco friendly technologies, which strengthen our environmentally friendly philosophy throughout the company, and have taken great strides to improve our already extremely low impact on the environment further. Mapei will continue to rise to the challenges." Developing Project Portfolio Mapei products have been used in some of the highest profile construction projects throughout the world from the Petronas Towers to La Scala & Sydney Opera Houses, from the Guggenheim Museum to decades worth of Olympic Arena's and sporting facilities. Mapei's significant technical expertise and system component building products have been utilised in a very substantial and notable portfolio in the UK including; The New Heathrow Terminal 5 development, Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon Centre Court, The McLaren Technology Centre. The specifier is able to select a complete system from Mapei - from sub floor products to finished surfaces. Thanks to the development of Mapei's specialist fast-track and eco-friendly products, the company has won a significant number of educational and healthcare projects, which were looking for a one stop shop and innovative products. As part of the Mapei Groups corporate philosophy of continually evolving products with cutting edge research and technology, the new facility will also incorporate a brand new purpose built training area to ensure Mapei's clients, customers and contractors remain up to date with current methods of applying its products. Mapei UK will also offer Seminars and presentations to Architects and Specifiers and those interested in learning more about Mapei's product offer. For further information including information on training please contact Mapei on 0121 508 6970.


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