Mapei to welcome the concrete industry to new Speke site.

This week, Mapei is welcoming customers, colleagues and industry press worldwide to the grand opening of its new admixtures plant in Speke, near Liverpool.
Quarry Products / April 16, 2024
By Guy Woodford
The Mapei Speke team. Pic: Mapei

Following a welcome from Mapei's UK senior management team, Mapei CEOs Veronica and Marco Squinzi will officially open the site on Wednesday, 17 April. The event will include celebrity and keynote presentations from guest speakers Charlie Luxton and Jasen Gauld and the launch of the Cube System, Mapei's solution for low-carbon concrete.

Mapei's second site in the UK, the new 3200m2 facility in Speke provides a UK manufacturing facility for Mapei admixtures, a warehousing facility, research and development laboratories and offices.

At the official opening, celebrity speaker Charlie Luxton - Founder of architectural practice, Charlie Luxton Design, Public Speaker & Broadcaster – and keynote speaker Jasen Gauld - National Concrete Solutions and Product Development Director at Aggregate Industries UK – will address guests on sustainability in the industry.   This will be followed by a launch presentation on Mapei Cube – a complete portfolio of solutions that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of the production and use of concrete.

Mapei's new 3200m2 facility in Speke provides a UK manufacturing facility for Mapei admixtures, a warehousing facility research and development laboratories and offices. Pic: Mapei

Following a buffet lunch, key personnel from Mapei's admixtures team will conduct tours of the three new on-site laboratories.  

"Mapei UK was founded in 1989, in Middlesbrough," states Veronica Squinzi, Mapei CEO. "Today, also thanks to the local production capacity, we are the market leader in products for the installation of ceramic and stone materials. Consistent with our internationalisation strategy, we want to continue to strengthen our presence in this country by seizing every opportunity that allows us to grow responsibly."

"With this new plant dedicated to the production of concrete admixtures, we will also become more competitive in the infrastructure sector where we are already present with important projects, such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel," adds Marco Squinzi, CEO of Mapei. "We will thus introduce, also in the United Kingdom, our innovative solutions that can help the concrete industry to maintain high-quality standards, reducing the climate impact both in the construction of large works and in residential buildings."

"We're delighted to be welcoming our guests to the new facility at Speke. The facility has expanded and strengthened Mapei's presence in the UK and enabled faster output with a lower carbon footprint. And now this is enhanced further by the launch of Mapei Cube, which actively helps the industry maintain its high standards whilst reducing climatic impact," commented Julian Pritchard, Mapei UK Commercial Director Building Products.

"Our Speke site and new innovations, including Mapei Cube, demonstrate Mapei Group's commitment to the UK market - and to building a present designed for future generations," added Phil Breakspear, Mapei UK Managing Director. 
Products manufactured at the new site will include admixtures from Mapei's Dynamon, Chronos, Vibromix and Idrocrete ranges. Mapei's wide range of admixtures for concrete includes precast solutions, fibre reinforcement, air-entraining agents, water reducers, retarders, accelerators, superplasticisers, corrosion inhibitors, shrinkage reducers, viscosity-modifying agents and masonry products.