[Armando Ianchini] Yamaro Company Goes Green

In 1950, escaping from the second war, two young Italians named Pasquale Iachini and Alfonzo Marrozzi arrived in Venezuela searching for a better life. Like many other foreigners, they decided to find a way to make a living, so gather all their savings, and were able to buy a Fiat Truck.

[Armando Ianchini] Yamaro Company Goes Green
Armando Iachini: Take care of the environment

In 1969, after some years working in the construction area, they legalize their company and name it Construcciones Yamaro , using the first initials of their last names. In the 1970s, the company ceases to be a sub-contractor and becomes fully independent. In the 1990s, they take bigger and more important projects in the country, such as the José Antonio Páez highway, the Acarigua-Barquisimeto highway and the Cantaura-El Tigre highway, among others.

For more than sixty years, Yamaro has worked in Venezuela and one of its most important priorities has been the environment. Armando Iachini, current CEO of the company believes that construction has an important impact on nature. Nowadays, there are many sustainable materials made entirely from waste products like:

[Armando Ianchini] Yamaro Company Goes Green
Armando Ianchini – Yamaro goes green
  • Bottle bricks, which can be used to build houses. Basically, it consists of a mud-filled bottle which is as strong as a brick, and it lets you do the same as you would do with a brick.
  • Newspaper wood, which was created as a school project by Mieke Meijer, who later joined Arjan van Raadshoven and Anieke Branderhorst to make furniture using paper.
  • Steel, which is the most recycle material in The United States alone. In the past 50 years, more than half percent of the still produced in this country has been recycled.
  • Construcciones Yamaro does not use any product that could affect the environment, in fact in their contract they always have a section where it is established that both parties commit to recovering the damaged area. In a world that no longer cares about the environment, Yamaro is an exception.

-Armando Ianchini