Holcim invests in 3D construction printing technology leader COBOD
- Advancing 3D printing in construction with world-class materials, robotics and automation
- Leveraging Holcim’s proprietary 3D printing ink TectorPrint, empowering smart design to build better with less
Holcim announces its investment in COBOD International, a global leader in 3D construction printing, to advance world-class 3D printing materials, robotics and automation. Building on its collaboration with COBOD since 2019, Holcim aims to further advance its innovative range of proprietary ink TectorPrint, tailored for 3D printing. Holcim and COBOD have successfully collaborated on a range of innovative building projects, from 3D-printed windmill tower bases with GE, to the world’s first 3D-printed school in Malawi and Africa’s largest 3D-printed affordable housing project in Kenya.
Edelio Bermejo, Head of Global R&D: “At Holcim we are continuously expanding our range of building solutions to build better with less, working to improve living standards for all in a sustainable way. 3D concrete printing will help us meet these goals. In close collaboration with COBOD, we look forward to expanding our TectorPrint range of proprietary 3D printing ink.”
Henrik-Lund Nielsen, Founder & General Manager of COBOD International: “I am proud to have Holcim, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, as an investor in COBOD. They are already an important partner of ours and their focus on making cities greener, building smarter infrastructure and improving living standards is well aligned with our mission at COBOD. With Holcim on board COBOD now covers distribution, applications and materials in 3D construction printing and together we will be able to shape the future of 3D printing in construction.”
Holcim’s TectorPrint is an innovative 3D printing ink range that can be tailored for complex applications from residential buildings to infrastructure. Empowering smart design, 3D printing can reduce material use by up to 50% to build better with less, with no compromise in performance.
Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
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About COBOD International
COBOD International’s mission is to disrupt the global construction industry through world class multifunctional construction robots based on 3D printing systems. Faster. Better. Cheaper. COBOD International 3D printed Europe’s first building in 2017. Subsequently the first 2- and 3-story buildings in Europe, US, Canada and India were made with COBOD’s technology. Also, the first villa in Dubai and the first buildings in Africa have been done by COBOD’s 3D construction printers, like the first wind turbine bases. We have an open-source strategy, partnering with customers, academic institutions and suppliers around the world. COBOD’s headquarters are in Denmark with regional offices and competence centers in Miami, US and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We have +100 highly competent pioneers from 25 nationalities and a truly global presence in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North, Latin and South America.
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