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Maccaferri Company

Who: Global Engineers

130 years ago we invented Gabions and dramatically changed civil engineering’s landscape. We are still changing it today. We work everyday, with 130 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 nearly 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: 130 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 SA (Pty) Ltd Company Profile

Maccaferri SA (Pty) Ltd , trading as Maccaferri Africa, is a manufacturer of hexagonal woven steel wire mesh, commonly referred to as double twist mesh, used in the manufacture of Gabions, Mattresses and other engineering products. Maccaferri Africa is a subsidiary of the worldwide industrial group Officine Maccaferri and is synonymous with researching, designing and developing sophisticated high quality products which are used for solving problems related to the preservation of the environment.

In addition to the hexagonal woven steel mesh products, Maccaferri Africa offer a vast range of Geosynthetic Products, Turf Reinforcement Mats, Rolled Erosion Control Blankets, Composite Drainage Systems, Articulated Concrete Block Mattresses, Mechanically Stabilised Earth Wall options, Rockfall Protection Systems.

Maccaferri Africa is committed to consistently meet or exceed customers expectations through service-orientated principles to achieve technically, environmentally sound, practical and innovative, engineered solutions. To ensure high quality products and personnel, Maccaferri Africa has been certified by BVQI to the ISO 9001 quality management process and ISO 14001 environmental management system.

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.

Executive Profiles

adriano gilli
Adriano Gilli

Managing Director
Joined Maccaferri Africa in 1995
– University of Bologna (Geological Science)

russel briant
Russell Briant

Chief Financial Officer
Joined Maccaferri Africa in 2007
– CA (SA)

Jorge Martinho
Jorge Martinho

Executive: Commercial
Joined Maccaferri Africa in 2007
– Technikon Witwatersrand (Civil Engineering)

Ashwin Angath
Ashwin Angath

Executive: Manufacturing & Operations 
Joined Maccaferri Africa in 1993

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