Manufacturer opens new Liverpool factory

A company that manufactures specialist chemical products for the construction industry, Mapei, opens new 34,000 sq ft plant in Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports

Guests at the launch of the Mapei manufacturing facility in Liverpool


Specialist chemicals manufacturer Mapei has officially opened its new factory in south Liverpool.

Founded in Italy in 1937, Mapei is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the construction industry. Operating in 57 countries across the world the business generates annual revenues of more than €4bn.

This new 34,000 sq ft factory at Speke is the company’s second UK facility. As well as manufacturing the site will also provide warehousing, research and development laboratories and offices. It will employ 15 people.

There were two guest speakers at the opening event – Charlie Luxton – founder of architectural practice, Charlie Luxton Design, and Jasen Gauld national concrete solutions and product development director at Aggregate Industries UK.

Earlier in April LBN revealed Aggregate Industries was to occupy a new ‘super-shed’ at the Port of Liverpool with a storage capacity of more than 40,000 tonnes that will see a rise in the import of building materials via the Mersey.

Both speakers addressed guests on sustainability in the industry. This was followed by a launch presentation on Mapei Cube – a complete portfolio of products aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the production and use of concrete. 

Mapei chief executives Veronica and Marco Squinzi were also in attendance. Veronica said: “Mapei UK was founded in 1989, in Middlesbrough.

“Today, also thanks to the local production capacity, we are the market leader in products for the installation of ceramic and stone materials.


Mapei manufacturing facility in Speke in south Liverpool


“Consistent with our internationalisation strategy, we want to continue to strengthen our presence in this country by seizing every opportunity that allows us to grow responsibly.”

Marco added: “With this new plant dedicated to the production of concrete admixtures, we will also become more competitive in the infrastructure sector where we are already present with important projects, such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

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“We will thus introduce, also in the United Kingdom, our innovative solutions that can help the concrete industry to maintain high quality standards, reducing the climate impact both in the construction of large works and in residential buildings.”

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