Our History

It was a synergy in late 1970s between brothers Charles and Paul Polidano which saw the start of what became within a decade one of Malta’s strongest commercial groups.   Today, Polidano is a leader in the construction industry and the only company in Malta offering clients a one-stop, integrated solution.

Polidano had the foresight to invest in the best modern machinery available.  This move was to revolutionise and grow the business, giving it a distinct competitive edge in a local sector dominated by manual construction methods.  

The Group found itself in a strong position to take advantage of the construction boom of the ‘80s and ’90s in Malta. This decade also saw the Group diversifying into several fields, retaining its name for quality in whichever sector it operated.  Polidano obtained ISO 9002 in 1997, and is among the earliest companies to achieve this standard in Malta. 

Throughout the years, Polidano has focused consistently on efficiency, cost-effectiveness, excellence and innovation.  From the start, the firm has fostered strong teams of employees, believing in and encouraging the potential of its staff for the betterment of the Group as a whole.

Polidano now boasts a portfolio of some of the Islands’ largest completed projects including the Lufthansa Technik facilities, Portomaso, roads developed under the Italian Protocol, the WasteServ Sant Antnin Solid Waste Treatment Plant, the North Sewage Treatment Plant, Malta Freeport Terminal 1 extension, and the Intercontinental Hotel.

Diversification over the years saw Polidano become a key player in the hospitality and leisure industry; a natural move given its role in construction for the sector.  It has invested heavily in joint ventures that have provided Malta with two of its most popular five-star resorts – the Westin Dragonara and Le Meridien, St Julian’s.  

State-of-the-art machinery is still considered one of the backbones of the business and new investments are ongoing, as demonstrated by acquisition of a fully-automated paver for use in the construction of Lufthansa Technik facilities.

Following the Group’s entry into the hotel industry, it has branched out with further interests in the leisure industry, including a multiplex cinema complex.  The Group has developed also an entertainment hub – Montekristo Estates - close to its head offices in Hal-Farrug.  Montekristo is based on a large tract of land, reclaimed from disused sites, and comprises vineyard, olive grove, winery, and entertainment arena as well as a vast number of function spaces.   

This latest enterprise is another successful milestone in the group’s evolution.  It is indicative of the Polidano vision, and its commitment to enabling economic growth through sustainable projects.