Officine Maccaferri CORPORATE

Company Profile

Maccaferri Company

Who: Global Engineers

130 years ago we invented Gabions and dramatically changed civil engineering’s landscape. We are still changing it today. We work everyday, with 130 years of our history, to find better solutions for our clients at every degree of latitude and longitude. We make innovation happen around the world, we share our knowledge capital to multiply the return on investment of clients and partners, and we offer ongoing support to establish relations built on solid trust. This is us: Maccaferri.

We are a global company, with more than 70 subsidiaries operating in 5 continents, with an on-site presence in more than 100 countries, and nearly 3000 employees: we are highly-specialized professionals trained in designing and developing complex solutions in the civil engineering, geotechnical and environmental construction markets. Our worldwide network grows through innovation and diversification of its sectors of activity and through an increasing range of high quality and environmentally-friendly products and applications.

We do not simply sell products: we strive to be the leading technical reference for designing and developing advanced projects. We are strongly committed to solving our clients’ problems by providing better solutions through attentive listening, innovation and collaboration.

To meet the challenges of the future, we have a very strong asset to rely on: 130 years of documented history, starting from Raffaele Maccaferri’s stroke of genius who in 1879 invented the modern Gabion, all the way to the current worldwide network operating in multiple markets. Today we are the undisputed leader in the manufacturing and supply of gabions and associated wire mesh products to the global construction industry.

Inspired by the ambition to solve even more complex problems, our expansion goes on: today we produce a wide range of geosynthetics including geogrids and geocomposites in numerous factories around the world. We are always striving for innovation. We keep searching for constant improvement. We are Maccaferri.

What: from Design to Development

At Maccaferri we do not simply sell products: we provide better solutions – identifying, addressing and responding to the specific needs of each client. Maccaferri is a partner who works alongside clients from the start of the project, maximising value for money through technical expertise and an extensive portfolio of quality products.

Our better solutions start from the design phase of the project, with the simple aim of solving a problem. Then, we proceed through all the stages of development, in close synergy with our subsidiaries; manufacturing, designing and installing solutions throughout the world. Our better solutions are always the end result of a close-knit, multi-level integration of Maccaferri’s headquarters in Italy, local subsidiaries and clients’ needs.

How: Excellent Sustainability

Environmental protection is an essential factor for us. Maccaferri’s solutions are better also because we design and develop them with an eye on quality of life and on preserving the environment and our communities for future generations. These same principles of respect and integrity are mirrored within our organizational structure.

We are ethically engaged. We have always stood out for the reliability, transparency and professionalism of our management. Our employees follow an unconditional ethical code of conduct that maintains and strengthens behavioural integrity and transparency in all operations, while abiding by all pertinent laws.

Social Responsibility

Managing our businesses and creating added value not only for our shareholders but also for all stakeholders, is an approach that has always distinguished Officine Maccaferri. We pursue this approach in accordance with the principles set out in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OECD) guidelines which provide guidance on responsible business conduct globally.

It is in the belief that it is the people at the company that are the true driving force, not only of productivity, but also of the correctness, transparency and ethics in everyday life, that we adhere to the code of ethics of the Confindustria Professional Association, disseminating principles and values to all staff.

In addition, we have our own exclusive Code of Ethics that everyone in our business is obliged to respect and which represents the cornerstone of our organizational model for the prevention and control of corporate risks.

Finally, going beyond the current rules, we have adopted and implemented the environmental certification ISO 14001, with the aim to better manage the corporate impacts of our activities on the ecosystem.

Executive Profiles



Alessandro Maccaferri

Vice-Chairman S.E.C.I. S.p.A / Chairman Officine Maccaferri
Joined the Maccaferri Group in 1979
– Appointed Director of Officine Maccaferri in 1990

Luigi Penzo

Joined the Maccaferri Group in 1979
– Univeristy of Bologna (Business Economics)


Andrea Marazzi

Joined the Maccaferri Group in 2006
– Univeristy of Rome, La Sapienza (Engineering)


Marco Finelli

Executive Director International Companies
Joined the Maccaferri Group in 1980
– University of Bologna (Business Economics)

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