Officine Maccaferri


The 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


Maccaferri Bianchini History

A.Bianchini Ingeniero, S.A. was incorporated in early 1908 by a group of Italian entrepreneurs who wished to establish an activity in Spain related to ground protection and treatment.

Gabions were swiftly implemented, above all in the hydrological sector. Thanks to their technical characteristics, they allow effective correction of channels while protecting the ground.

In spite of the political upheaval in the 20s and 30s, the considerable growth of the company made it necessary to build a new factory. The site chosen was in the city of Barcelona, in the Poble Nou neighbourhood, that was inaugurated in 1940.
In the decades that followed, the growth of the company, the exponential increase in its production and launching new products again made it necessary to build a new company factory, with installations and machinery in keeping with the demand for products and technical capacity of the company. In 1971, the new factory was inaugurated in Montornés del Vallés, Barcelona.

The expansion of the activity to several countries in the world has strengthened the image of Bianchini, which is a now a world leader in geotechnical and environmental solutions, without forgetting the importance of its wire drawing, with a wide range of galvanized wires.
Inclusion of fibres for structural reinforcement of concrete, largely used in tunnels and industrial paving, has given the company an even greater thrust in the last 3 years, making it a reference in the sector throughout the territory of the Iberian Peninsula.

Executive Profiles


Martí Gruart

General  Director
Since 2015 with Officine Maccaferri
– Polytechnic University of Catalonia & ESADE Business School


Jordi Coll

Commercial Manager
Since 2013 with Officine Maccaferri
– Polytechnic University of Catalonia


Xavier Hellín

Since 2011 with Officine Maccaferri
– EADA Business School


Xavier Cívico

Plant Director
Since 2006 with Officine Maccaferri
– Polytechnic University of Catalonia

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