MAPEI Italian pronunciation: [maˈpɛi] is an Italian company founded in 1937 by Rodolfo Squinzi in Milan, Italy. It evolved from a small wall paint producer into a worldwide producer of adhesives, thinsets and sealants for buildings (building materials).
MAPEI stands for "Materiali Ausiliari Per l'Edilizia e l'Industria",
In the 1930s Rodolfo Squinzi founded MAPEI as a small family business in Milan, Italy, with the intent to fill a void in the local construction industry by manufacturing interior and exterior paints and masonry repair products for commercial buildings, hospitals and airports. MAPEI commenced business on February 12, 1937, with a three-person workforce.
Under Squinzi's guidance, MAPEI expanded its manufacturing to adhesives for laying floors a… more »