Proudly Canadian since 1978. Canada was the first country outside of Italy where MAPEI established production facilities and where the company began its internationalization plans.
At MAPEI, we are the community in which we operate. Regarding customers and employees as family, respecting the environment, manufacturing locally, always innovating and never compromising on quality is what we do every day, with passion!
From Italy to Canada
MAPEI entered the Canadian market in 1976 by supplying products for the installation of the running track for the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. MAPEI then incorporated MAPEI Inc. in Canada and opened its first plant in 1978 in Laval, Quebec, where the company began producing adhesives for tile and resilient flooring. From these small beginnings with one chemist and two quality control specialists, MAPEI Inc. began to research, develop and produce ever more innovative products for the Canadian market and the rest of North America.
Operations across the country
MAPEI Inc. has facilities located throughout Canada, with production facilities in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, a distribution center in Alberta, and a Technical Services Department beyond compare in the industry. The original Laval plant is now 128,000 square feet (11 892 m²) in size, including an R&D Center of Excellence for Concrete Restoration Systems, two polymer reactors, production and warehousing facilities, and the corporate headquarters. The Laval facility is currently expanding to add a 50,750-square-foot (4 715-m²) powders production plant, and a second R&D laboratory dedicated to concrete construction for Nordic climates worldwide, projected to open in 2023.
Building Canada for the future
Today, MAPEI Inc. is as well known in Canada for the high quality and variety of its products as for the professionalism of its sales and technical teams, supported by more than 340 employees across Canada. MAPEI Inc. is certified under ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management. Its facility in Delta, British Columbia, obtained LEED certification from the Canada Green Building Council.
Along the way, MAPEI has enjoyed participation in such high-profile projects as Alberta’s Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, The Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, the Shangri-La Hotel and Towers in Toronto, The Exchange Building in Vancouver, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, and the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, and new-build arenas such as the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, and the Slush Puppie Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.