Officine Maccaferri


The Company

Maccaferri Company

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


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.


Antonio Canfora

Managing Director of Maccaferri Deutschland GmbH
Joined Maccaferri Group in 1994
– Master Degree at the “L’Orientale” University of Naples (History and Philosophy)


Michael Arndt

Sales Director of Maccaferri Deutschland GmbH
Joined Maccaferri Group in 2006

Maccaferri Germany: a rapidly Growing Business

Maccaferri Germany was founded in November 2010 and started operations in January 2011. Our subsidiary oversees the Austrian, German, Benelux and Scandinavian markets.
We are active members in several Engineering Working Groups and present papers on Maccaferri products at the most important Conferences in our Region, which then get published by the sector’s top magazines.
Maccaferri Germany has succeeded in obtaining the hard-earned EBA certification by the Federal Railways Agency (Eisenbahn Bundesamt) for the Rockfall Protection system STELEGRID HR. On top of this prestigious accomplishment, we have cemented our leading position in Hydraulic Works, in particular in beaver damage control along dykes.
The decision to concentrate technical support and sales with our exclusive partner Bermüller & Co. GmbH has proven successful and turned us into a significant player in the Reinforced Soil market with our Terramesh product range.
The challenge that lies ahead of us in the near future is consolidating our presence in the Rockfall segment, which we recently entered, effectively overcoming market barriers. The wide range of products and solutions in the Maccaferri portfolio leads us to expect enormous growth rates in several other sectors in the coming years.

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