Industrial Elegy

The commitment to produce as a 'work of art'

We believe that the "art of making" and the "made as a work of art" are a modality referring to man in general and to the totality of his works, not only to his artistic expressions. This is our point of view. This is our daily commitment.

Architect Flavio Albanese will tell us about this, in the video of the famous director Riccardo De Cal.


1993 - 2018

Twenty-five years dedicated to design, produce and sell in Italy and all over the world waterproofing systems; dedicated to study and research solutions and products with successful characteristics and performance in a Certified Quality System (ISO 9001). Twenty-five years lived to safeguard the environment through the conscious usage of resources and the constant reduction of the production impact also using renewable sources (ISO 14001).

Twenty-five years spent in the commitment to make the workplace more and more pleasant, with particular attention to the health and safety of all employees (OHSAS ISO 18001).

Twenty-five years invested in promoting sustainable development in construction also through the realization of integrated photovoltaic systems (USGBC).


Founded in 2006 in Buzau to serve all the countries of the Balkan area more efficiently, GENERAL MEMBRANE ROMANIA replicates the technological and quality standards of General Membrane SpA Italy through a synergistic collaboration between the two companies

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  1. 1993

    GENERAL MEMBRANE SpA was founded: in Ceggia headquarters (near Venice) it started to produce bitumen waterproofing membranes.


  2. 1996

    The second production line was installed. Corporate goal: improving the Quality of processes and products made.


  3. 1997

    General Membrane SpA received the ISO 9001 Certification of the Quality Management System in design and production of bituminous waterproofing membranes.


  4. 2003

    Progettocontemporaneo project was created with the dual purpose of promoting the works of young emerging Italian and foreign architects in Europe.


  5. 2005

    General Membrane SpA received the ISO 14001 Certification of the Environmental Management System for its plant in Ceggia. This result was also obtained thanks to considerable environmental invesments.


  6. 2006

    Progettocontemporaneo became the eclusive venue for Triennale Off for Veneto and Friuli venezia Giulia regions.

    The third production line was activated for the extension of the products range.

    General Membrane SA was established in Buzău (Romania) with a bitumen membrane production line.


  7. 2007

    New technology: CUT FIRE, the new waterproofing membranes system to protect buildings from external fire risk, Class E certified.

    The Company developed GENERAL SOLAR PV, the new flexible photovoltaic waterproofing system architecturally integrated to produce clean electrical energy.


  8. 2011

    New tecnology: GENERAL FIX, an innovative fastening system for traditional photovoltaic structures on roofs.


  9. 2012

    General Membrane received the OHSAS 18001 Certification of Occupational and Safety Management System.

    The Company became member of U.S. Green Building Council, association aimed at promoting green construction industry.


  10. 2013

    General Membrane introduced the innovative N.E.W. waterproofing systems: durable, sustainable ed cost-efficient with 20-year Warranty.

    The Company celebrated 20 years of successful activity in Italy and Worldwide thanks to the quality of its waterproofing products and systems.

    Renowned Italian director Riccardo De Cal produced General Membrane's corporate video:“Industrial Elegy”.


  11. 2014

    General Membrane certified its own Carbon Footprint according to the international standard UNI EN ISO 14064 -1:2012.


  12. 2015

    NEXT has been created: an innovative system to make roofs waterproof using the induction technique.




General Solar PV is the flexible photovoltaic waterproofing system architecturally integrated by General Membrane.

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Anchoring systems to technological structures on roof

The solution developed for anchoring traditional photovoltaic modules on the roof without damaging the roofing integrity.

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Never Ending Waterproofing

From design to installation, from insurance to maintenance: a unique system with unique materials developed to ensure the maximum durability of the waterproofing work.

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