Mapei is today the world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for the building industry. We implemented our internationalisation strategy in the 1960s and this has enabled us to be closer to the needs of regional markets and reduce transport costs to a minimum. The Group now has 82 subsidiaries with 79 production facilities in 34 different countries. We have always placed a lot of emphasis on research. In fact, we channel 5% of annual turnover into Research & Development and 70% of our research work is aimed at the development of eco-sustainable and eco-compatible products.