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.
Maccaferri in the Philippines
Maccaferri products have been sold in the Philippine market for over 50 years. In 1970, FF Cruz became our very first customer for gabions and in the years that followed, we saw a steady increase in sales as local engineers and contractors began to see the value and application of Maccaferri’s core products. In 2002, Maccaferri products were sold through our exclusive distributor, Philippine Gabions, Inc. (PGI). In 2011, PGI was integrated into the majority owned local distribution subsidiary, Maccaferri (Philippines), Inc. (MPI) retaining many of our proficient and experienced staff in an office in Makati City. In 2013, Maccaferri Philippines Manufacturing, Inc. (MPMI) opened in Laguna International Industrial Park, Biñan City, Laguna. The factory has an annual production capacity of over 9,000 metric tons of double-twist wire and rockfall protection products manufactured under ISO 9001 Quality Management System. MPI also has a warehouse facility located in Muntinlupa City.
Major clients in the public sector include the Department of Public Works & Highways, National Irrigation Administration and Department of Transportation & Communications. Our highly-skilled and competent sales executives and technical personnel assist clients and ensure project requirements are fully addressed. We support projects from initial design through installation to completion in various areas such as erosion control and drainage, retaining walls, rockfall protection, hydraulic works, landfills, coastal and pipeline protection, and airport and railway works.
MPI has a wholly-owned subsidiary, Infratex Environmental Services, Inc. (IESI) which focuses on the sale and installation of HDPE geomembranes for sanitary landfills, reservoirs, petro-chemical secondary containment and mining industry applications. IESI also sells steel fibers and armor joint systems for concrete reinforemcent flooring solutions (SFRC).
Thomas C. Wintermahr
President & General Manager
Joined Maccaferri in 2003
-Export Management (Trade University Vienna)
Joined Maccaferri in 2018
– Civil Engineer with a Master’s Degree from University of Tokyo
Christian Dale R. Medrano
Finance Manager for all Philippine Group Companies
Joined Maccaferri in 2019
– Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of San Jose-Recoletos