Officine Maccaferri

Company Profile


Who: Global Engineers

In the 19th century, we invented Gabions and dramatically changed civil engineering’s landscape. We are still changing it today. We work everyday, with 140 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 over 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: 140 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.

Enduring History

Maccaferri History

In 2019, Maccaferri celebrated its 140th Anniversary with a series of activities that involved the whole Maccaferri organization. A unique opportunity to retrace the company’s history while also focusing on its current vision: Nurturing the world of tomorrow.

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.

Finally, going beyond the current rules, we have adopted and implemented the environmental certification ISO 9000 and ISO 14001, with the aim to better manage the corporate impacts of our activities on the ecosystem.

Three star legality rating for Officine Maccaferri

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has included Officine Maccaferri SpA in the list of the enterprises with legality rating, with a three star score (the maximum score).

Of the 2,965 companies operating in Italy which submitted their applications, only 156 (around 5%) received the highest 3 star ranking.

Officine Maccaferri distinguished its activities for respecting the main legal protocols, for using transparent traceability systems and certified conformity checks, for guaranteeing Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and respecting every form of protection against mafia infiltration.

Moreover, Officine Maccaferri has adhered to various codes of ethics and self-regulation and has adopted effective measures to prevent and fight corruption.

Furthermore, this was made possible thanks to the work of our legal resources dedicated to the project, together with the guidance of our consultants.


Executive Profiles

Lapo Vivarelli Colonna

Lapo Vivarelli Colonna

Chief Executive Officer 
Officine Maccaferri


Sergio Iasi

Chief Restructuring Officer 
Officine Maccaferri


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