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F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Maccaferri mission?
Our mission is to become a leading international provider of advanced solutions to the civil, geotechnical and environmental construction markets.

2. What has driven Maccaferri’s growth for more than 130 years?
Maccaferri is a continuous source of innovation which is then applied to new applications and solutions. We do not simply sell products: we provide better solutions to solve new challenges. From the invention of the Gabion to the most advanced applications using geosynthetics, we always strive to be the technical reference for complex projects.

3. What does Maccaferri do today?
In the last decade, we have differentiated our business greatly. Today we are not only known as the inventor of gabions (for which we are the worldwide leader), but we have expanded and increased our expertise in different sectors from soil reinforcement to mining, from roads and pavements to rockfall protection including military and emergency works.

4. What are our “better solutions”?
Maccaferri’s motto is ‘Engineering a Better Solution’; We do not merely supply products, but work in partnership with our clients, offering technical expertise to deliver versatile, cost effective and environmentally sound solutions. We aim to build mutually beneficial relationships with our clients through the quality of our service and solutions.

5. What are our top products?
Although the Gabion is Maccaferri’s historical product, for over 130 years we have broadened our range through constant research, innovation and development. Nowadays, our range of products is extremely wide and covers all our applications. We do not only provide the most innovative products in the “Double Twist” sector such as Reno Mattresses, Terramesh and Rockfall protection systems mesh, but we also produce a wide range of geosynthetics as Paraweb, MacTube and Paralink. In fact, over 25% of our business is generated by our geosynthetics solutions, making us one of the global leaders. We always endeavor to produce our products with with respect of the environment.

6. What are our advanced design solutions?
Maccaferri offers solutions including soil reinforcement, hydraulic works, rockfall mitigation, retaining structures and erosion protection within numerous market sectors. All our solutions are planned in order to satisfy our clients’ needs and respect the environment. Wherever possible, our solutions aim to be complementary to nature.

7. Are Maccaferri products tested and certified?
Maccaferri products are constantly tested. In October 2014 a new Global R&D centre was established in Belluno, Italy. Research and product development are at the core of Maccaferri’s innovation and growth. Most of our products are certified in their local markets (for example CE Marked) and they are tested by recognized international bodies.

8. How does Maccaferri develop sustainable solutions?
We have always included environmentally sound solutions within our applications and solutions, because we strongly believe that civil engineering should complement and enhance nature whenever it can . Even during the manufacturing of our products, we are progressively adding photovoltaic cells to roofs of our factories, use recycled materials whenever possible and limit waste.

9. How does Maccaferri differ from other material suppliers?
Engineering knowledge and a vertically integrated business distinguishes Maccaferri from its “competitor” material suppliers. No other company researches, manufactures, designs, supplies and installs the complete solution range offered by Maccaferri. We are an integrated solution provider and do not simply supply construction materials. Providing materials is the final stage of a process that starts with identifying and understanding the engineering problems facing our clients. Only then can the depth and global reach of our engineering knowledge be used to select appropriate solutions to solve these problems. This generates a sense of reassurance within our clients and explains our high levels of repeat business.

10. How can I get in touch with Maccaferri?
It is extremely easy to get in touch with Maccaferri as we are spread worldwide – you are never far from direct assistance from Maccaferri engineers. First of all, through our website, in the contact section you will be able to find all the main and direct contacts to all our subsidiaries worldwide. Secondly, there is our newsletter through which you will be always updated with the last Maccaferri news.

11. What assistance can Maccaferri provide?
We provide tailor-made support for our clients, whether this is a full design/supply/install package, or simple technical advice on a small project. . Our philosophy is to build a close relationship with the client and assist it in all phases of the construction project.. Maccaferri can support and assist clients from the design and, the choice of products to the supervision of the installation of the solution.

12. Who are Maccaferri’s clients?
Our main clients are construction companies, designers, public authorities, infrastructure ministries and private and public developers.

13. How is Maccaferri organized worldwide?
Maccaferri is an international company with a strong presence on all five continents. We have over 30 factories, over 60 subsidiaries in more than 100 countries and over 2,700 colleagues. This enables us to deliver our global knowledge and capability at a local level. Our clients are never far from Maccaferri technical support or indeed a factory!

14. How do I contact Investor Relations?
Investor Relations can be contacted easily through the corporate site in the Investor Relations area and at the email

15. When does Maccaferri’s fiscal year end?
December 31st .

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