Cementos Progreso is leading the way for 3D concrete printing in Latin America with the installation of the first COBOD International 3D construction printer in Guatemala.
For more than a century, Cementos Progreso has been committed to the production of cement, concrete, and other building materials and solutions in Guatemala. The company has been recognized for its high-quality standards and innovative approach. In 2021, Cementos Progreso decided to move a step further into 3D concrete printing and became COBOD’s first Latin American partner. The collaboration is a milestone that paves the way for the application of new construction technology in the region.
“COBOD is the world leader in 3D construction printing solutions. We are confident that it is the best technology on the market. We have watched with our own eyes the buildings printed with the technology. That gives us certainty that Cementos Progreso has chosen a globally leading ally in implementing the technology in our country,” said Plinio Estuardo Herrera, Head of Concrete at Cementos Progreso.
Cementos Progreso’s R&D team has been researching, developing, and implementing a 3D printable cementitious material for more than three years, and is leading the way in the application of 3D construction printing in Guatemala – with hopes of reducing the housing deficit in the country and region. This week, the company confirmed its commitment to the 3D construction printing technology with the official opening of the new Center for Innovation and Development aimed at contributing to the development of the construction printing industry in Latin America.
“I am excited to be working with this exceptional 3D concrete printer from COBOD International for our innovation and research project in the region. We are excited about the possibilities that additive manufacturing opens and with this technology we can build new things and transform the reality in which we live,” said Manuel Ovalle, Industrial Designer at Cementos Progreso.
Cementos Progreso is currently working with 3D modeling for urban and habitable projects that they plan to manufacture with the 3D construction printer from COBOD International.
“At COBOD International we are proud to have Cementos Progreso among our partners. It is an innovative company which is leading the 3D construction printing industry in Latin America. With our technology, we are excited to see Cementos Progreso enable faster execution of construction projects, as well as more efficient construction at a lower cost,” said Philip Lund-Nielsen, Co-Founder, and Head of Americas at COBOD International.