Danish 3D construction printing company COBOD International signed a new distribution agreement with Australian company Fortex as part of the company’s strategy to bring its 3D construction printing to Australia and strengthen the adoption of this technology in the Asia-pacific region. The first BOD2 3D Construction printer will arrive in Australia in Q4 with COBOD equipment available for immediate order.
Fortex Chief Executive Officer, David Lederer, said: “Fortex is proud to be laying the foundation for a new construction paradigm in Australia with COBOD 3D construction printers. The first printer in Australia will be the BOD2 model 5-9-2 which will allow us to build better homes faster, providing improved outcomes for both building companies and consumers alike.”
Australia was the only continent missing for COBOD, and with Fortex as a new distributor, COBOD now have customers on 6 continents worldwide using and selling COBOD’s 3D construction printers.
In Asia-Pacific, COBOD has three distributors: Siam Cement in Thailand, KA Bina in Malaysia, and now Fortex in Australia, besides direct customers in India, Japan, and Malaysia. To support the customers and distributors of the region, COBOD is now opening a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Distributors and customers can visit COBOD at the regional office in Kuala Lumpur, see live 3D construction printing, a 3D printed building, and speak to COBOD’s experts in 3D construction printing, materials, architecture, and project execution.
Simon Klint Bergh, Head of Asia Pacific for COBOD, said: “We are very proud to be partnering up with Fortex to bring our state-of-the-art 3D construction printing technology to Australia. This arrangement, together with our new distribution partners Siam Cement in Thailand and KA Bina in Malaysia, and our new regional office in Malaysia, will mean that we will penetrate the growing market in Asia-Pacific even further.”
COBOD is at the forefront of 3D construction printing globally and counts world-leading companies like General Electric and PERI among their customers and shareholders. Partnering with major industry leaders and having a strong global presence is exactly what sets the company apart in the additive construction sector.