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Mapei investing in Belgium

The Mapei group announced recently the decision to expand and improve its assets at its subsidiary Mapei Benelux SA, located in Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium.

The project represents an investment of more than 4M€ aiming to double the storage capacity through a new warehouse, build brand new offices including an auditorium for events and customer’s training, a showroom and a laboratory, modernize the existing building and improve the loading/unloading facilities.

The construction works will start in October 2014 and are expected to be concluded by the end of 2015.

“This investment is a clear sign of the determination of the group to enhance further its already strong position in Belgium and Luxembourg” said Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of Mapei group. “We are committed to give Mapei Benelux solid assets and a new organization with the ambition to better serve our customers and fully exploit the business potential resulting from our large product portfolio and panel of innovative solutions”.

The investment is supported by  the local government of the Wallonia region with the objective to develop the economy and create new employment opportunities in the area.

Mapei is a world leader in adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the building industry with a Total Turnover of 2,3b€ from 15 product lines, 68 subsidiaries with 64 production facilities in 5 continents, employing 7500 people and investing 5% of its turnover in R&D.