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Mapei invests in Wallonia

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With a turnover of over €2.3 billion and 7,500 employees in 68 subsidiaries on all five continents, Mapei is an undeniable global leader in adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building. The Italian multinational has just announced a major investment in the Liège region.

The Mapei Group has just announced its decision to increase the capacity of its Mapei Benelux SA subsidiary, located in Grâce-Hollogne, in the Liège region. The project represents an investment of over €4 million and aims to double the existing storage capacity with a new warehouse and build new offices – including an auditorium for events and client training –, a showroom and a laboratory. The project also includes the modernisation of the existing buildings, particularly those used for loading and unloading materials.

Construction work began in October 2014 and is due to be completed by the end of 2015.

"This investment is a clear signal that the Group wants to strengthen yet further its already strong position in Belgium and Luxembourg", confirmed Doctor Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of the Mapei Group. "We are determined to give Mapei Benelux every possible advantage so that it can best serve our clients and fully exploit the potential of our wide range of products and innovative solutions".

This investment has received strong support from the services in Wallonia, primarily the Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment - AWEX - whose main objectives are economic development and job creation.

Mapei is the global leader in adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building (15 product ranges). It generates a turnover of €2.3 billion and has 68 subsidiaries, 64 of which are production sites, on all five continents. Mapei employs 7,500 people and reinvests 5% of its turnover in R&D.

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