MAPEI is celebrating its global 75th anniversary. Over the past 75 years, MAPEI has grown from a three-man start-up company that manufactured paints and coatings for commercial buildings in Milan, Italy, to the MAPEI Group that has opened manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and commercial offices around the globe and employs 7,500 people. The product offering has expanded from a few simple products to more than 1,400 adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the building industry.

“MAPEI will enthusiastically celebrate its 75th anniversary,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI Americas, “but we will not spend excessive time looking back at where we have come from. We are strongly focused on where we want to go in the future, as evidenced by our growth in the Americas. Over the next 3-5 years we will be expanding capacity in our manufacturing plants, enlarging and adding to our product lines, and increasing our presence in Latin America.”

The MAPEI Group has evolved through the administrative expertise and business judgment of Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, son of company founder Rodolfo Squinzi. The private corporation produces in excess of $2 billion in annual revenues, according to MAPEI. While early and consistent growth derived from flooring installation systems, today MAPEI has expanded into a solid position in the concrete restoration category as well. Development will continue in this area as the company begins its next phase of growth in the Americas.

MAPEI Group operates 67 subsidiaries including 58 plants in 27 countries. Eighteen MAPEI manufacturing facilities are located in the Americas, with headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla. For more information, Visit www.mapei.com.