Gabions and Reno mattress bank protection

We are the undisputed global leader in the manufacture, design and supply of gabion baskets. Maccaferri gabions are cages which are engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. Delivered flat-packed, our gabions are assembled and then filled with stones at the project site.

There are numerous uses for these modular units and are typically used to form flexible, permeable and monolithic structures such as retaining walls, channel linings, hydraulic control structures and erosion protection. They are increasingly being used in architectural applications as well.

Maccaferri gabion baskets are made from high quality steel wire, which is heavily galvanised to provide long term corrosion protection. An additional protective polymeric coating is also applied for gabions that are to be used in more aggressive environments, or where a longer design life is required.

In order to reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter.

Our new PA6 polymer coating has been added to our range of protective coatings to offer a solution to those projects that require improved environmental and technical performance to the existing PVC and HDPE coated mesh products on the market.

Our gabions are manufactured in our factories around the world. The management and production system in many of our factories is certified in compliance with ISO 9001.

In selected factories, the gabion mesh is produced in compliance with CPR – Construction Product Regulation 305/2011, having EC marking in compliance with ETA-09/0414. The management and production system is certified in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (related to the environmental management system).

Please contact your local Maccaferri subsidiary for details on the compliance and certification in your area.

Jumbo Gabion

Our Jumbo Gabions are used on large scale civil engineering projects where large volumes of gabions are to be constructed. Identical in concept to our regular gabions, Jumbo Gabions are just much larger!

Prefilled Gabion – Cubirock™

Cubirock™ prefilled gabions represent a new generation of gabion for Maccaferri. In comparison with traditional gabions which are filled on the job site, Cubirock™ units are prefilled and then transported to the project ready for deployment into the works.


The ReadyMac Gabion is a specific basket, prefilled with gabion stone, ready to be deployed straight into the works.

Green Gabion

Maccaferri Green Gabions are modular gabion units used for streambank stabilization, restoration and erosion protection solutions.


MacSoil is a prismatic (or trapezoidal) gabion element engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. It is used to form low-height retaining structures or revetment protection works and has the final appearance of a vegetated natural slope.

Sack Gabion

Sack gabions are cylindrical baskets engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. The tubular units are filled with gabion stone at the project site and laced tightly shut. This modular unit is then used to provide erosion protection for river banks, scour protection of bridge piers, or any situation that requires immediate defence from the erosion effects of water.

Gabion – Strong Face

Maccaferri Strong Face gabions are an excellent solution for use when a gabion wall, or revetment needs a stronger than normal face. The units can be used where there are higher loads within the gabion structure or in situations where a higher abrasion resistance is required on the face of the gabion

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