drives our solutions
For over 140 years we are a leading international provider of advanced solutions to the civil, geotechnical and environmental construction markets. We deliver innovative, long-lasting and environmentally friendly solutions, from retaining walls to hydraulic works and from rockfall mitigation systems to soil reinforcement.
In the second half of the 19th century, we invented Gabions and dramatically changed civil engineering’s landscape. We are still changing it today. We work every day to find better and more sustainable solutions for our stakeholders at every degree of latitude and longitude, loyally pursuing our vision and mission statements.
Maccaferri at a glance
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We are a multinational company with a worldwide experties
YEARS OF HISTORY
In the second half of the 19th century, we invented Gabions and dramatically changed the civil engineering landscape
We are a family with more than 3000 people working around the world
“Officine Maccaferri represents a standard of excellence in its industry, and we are extremely confident in the company’s bright future ahead”
Lapo Vivarelli Colonna, CEO of Officine Maccaferri
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The originsOn May 3, 1879 Raffaele Maccaferri established “Ditta Maccaferri Raffaele, Officina da Fabbro” in Lavino (Bologna) for the production of wrought iron items.
The gabion invention‘‘Ditta Maccaferri” invented the famous gabion. The old craft trade grows into an industrial enterprise.
Beginning of expansionThe company starts expanding and opening new offices in Italy and abroad also through mergers and acquisitions. The original “sack” gabions were followed by the new box-shaped design, which was used in many large public work projects
New launch and productsReorganisation and re-launch of production. Creation of new products: Maccaferri was the first company in Europe to introduce ‘heavy duty’ galvanizing
Five continentsOperations expanded over 5 continents. The sharp acceleration in geographical and product diversification. The new market approach is in compliance with international standards and specifications.
EvolutionStart of systematic partnerships to offer to customers a full range of durable and cost-effective environmental solutions.
ExpansionGeographical expansion through localization and further widening of the portfolio of environmental engineering solutions.
New challengesDevelopment of new value-added and environmental- friendly solutions. The institutional ownership has reinforced the original DNA of the company which today, as in the past, supports its growth by a continuous focus on sustainability, innovation, research and development.
Nurturing the world of tomorrow
Nurturing the world of tomorrow: this is our vision that conveys our commitment to environmental sustainability. Our solutions are designed and developed with an eye on quality of life and on preserving the environment and the communities for future generations.