Projects & Partners
We are delighted to present some of the achievements and collaborations of COBOD. Our turnkey and flexible solution for 3D construction printing projects is the result of years of experience and carefully selected partnerships. Here, you can find more information about some of them. You can also read our customer testimonials brochure here.
GE Renewable Energy combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions to customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Together with COBOD they are developing and optimizing 3D printed concrete bases for wind turbines, which would be printed directly on-site and allow the towers to be taller than traditional all steel ones, enabling the capture of stronger winds generating more energy at a lower cost.
Founded in 1969, PERI is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of formwork and scaffolding systems. In 2018 PERI Group acquired a minority stake in COBOD. Since then, both companies have worked closely together and pushed the boundaries of 3D construction printing. In 2020, using a COBOD BOD 2, PERI realized the first 3D-printed residential building in Germany and the biggest printed apartment building in Europe.
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.
CEMEX (NYSE: CX) is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development.
14Trees is a joint venture of Holcim and CDC Group dedicated to accelerate the provision of affordable housing in Africa. Together with their bank & contractor partners. 14Trees strives to make green and affordable housing a reality.
With experience in construction, lean manufacturing, and public affairs, the team at nidus3D is actively deploying 3DCP (3D Construction Printing) technology to lower building costs and increase access to housing that is resilient, efficient, and sustainable, all while complying with Canadian building standards.
In 2021, CEMPRO decided to move a step further into 3D concrete printing and became COBOD’s first Latin American partner.
As Australia’s exclusive COBOD distributor, Fortex aims to lead the conversation and democratize 3D construction in the Australian market.
HTL are the strategic partners and the exclusive distributors of COBOD International’s 3D Construction Printing Technology in Ireland and the UK. HTL are well established in these territories, with offices in Dublin, Ireland & Manchester, UK.
ABYAN has been fast in adopting and marketing COBOD’s system capabilities and are receiving multiple project requests for concrete 3D printing construction in Kuwait. These projects range from complete beach resorts to high end luxury residential projects all across the country.
SIAM Cement Group
Wholly-owned and established by SCG in 1978, SCG International is a subsidiary of SCG under the Cement-Building Materials business unit. SCG is the leader in production of cement and construction in Southeast Asia. Partnering with COBOD, SCG International will become the exclusive distributor of 3D construction printers in the region.
The team at RUPP are already highly experienced within this novel technology. The goal of Fabian Rupp, Sebastian Rupp and Yannick Maciejewski is to make the technology suitable for the masses, enabling customers to save time and resources.
Power2Build is an Angolan technology startup, that uses innovation and new technologies in the construction industry to create faster, more sustainable, and efficient processes. The goal is to use technology, such as 3D Printing solutions, to significantly reduce the housing crisis in Angola, and other countries in Africa, by providing solutions that allow to build affordable and high-quality housing in the region, in a faster and more competitive way, to private and public entities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
In July 2020, Kamp C unveiled the first two story house printed on site in Europe. The house is 8 meters/26,2467 feet tall and has a floor area of 90 square meters/968,752 square feet. It was printed by students equipped with COBOD BOD2 construction printer.
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) is the result of a collaborative agreement between RWTH Aachen University and OES Company (Oman Educational Services) which was agreed in December 2006. The main goal behind GUtech is to become a leading university in the region, achieving internationally recognized standards in education, research, and innovation.
Dar Al Arkan
The biggest real estate developer in Saudi Arabia partnered with COBOD to use our 3D construction printing technology for the first 3D printed projects in the kingdom. Dar Al Arkan focuses on reducing waste, cut costs and less incidents on-site.
The Florida-based start-up establishes 3D construction printing in Florida using COBODs BOD2 construction printer. Their mission is to commercialize the new technology and push the limits of the industry.
Röser GmbH purchased a BOD2 from our minority shareholder and partner PERI. Röser GmbH focuses their attention on precasting concrete applications. With a BOD2 construction printer they tap a new market of precast 3D construction printing.
COBOD values close collaboration with universities to accelerate the speed of innovation of 3D printing technology. COBOD is collaborating with DTU on projects such as the N3XTCON project at the Ballerup Campus.
The first 3D-printing construction company in Denmark. 3DCP GROUP are striving towards a firsthand implementation of state-of-the-art 3D construction printing technology. The aim is to build better, faster, greener and to reduce the amount of strenuous work in the construction process.
Europe’s first 3D printed building was completed by COBOD in 2017. Explore the building by taking a 3D tour of the small 3D printed office space.
In the Northern coastal part of Borneo, which is more urbanized than the rainforest covered center, the large concrete pre-casting company Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad (SCIB) recently revealed their first 3D printed demo house in Sarawak.
The partnership will explore various opportunities in the Egyptian market for utilizing the 3DPC technology in printing full-scale buildings.
Bakrie and Brothers
PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (BNBR) is one of Indonesia’s foremost corporations with a scope of business interests focusing on the manufacturing and infrastructure sector, and currently aiming to expand on smart industrialization ventures, accelerating transition to sustainable energy with electric cars, solar and integrated renewable energy solutions for homes and businesses, as well as entering the digital services industry.
A selection of our 3D construction printing projects
Since 2017, COBOD has been involved in projects within residential houses, industrial constructions and commercial buildings. However, these projects are only fragments of what the future holds. The 3D printing technologies open up opportunities that are not an option with today’s conventional construction methods.
COBOD is pushing the limits by researching and developing 3D construction printing. The results are, among other things, reduced time on site, lower costs and more sustainable solutions and materials. In return, this has opened up many possibilities to solve the increasing need for affordable buildings.
Great things come out of collaborations. By combining our knowledge with others’ areas of expertise, we are creating new contexts with an outcome that is only possible with a joint effort. One example is our collaboration with CEMEX, which is now an integrated part of the service that COBOD provides.
Our work with Holcim is another valuable collaboration. Holcim works with innovative, sustainable and smart building solutions, with a focus on improving living standards for people and communities. Together, we have collaborated on various projects, with results like the world’s first 3D-printed school in Malawi and prototypes of GE Renewable Energy’s wind turbines, generating up to 33% extra power.
Together with house builders, academic institutions and material manufacturers from all over the world, we look forward to continuing to disrupt the global construction industry.
Become more familiar with the BOD2
We hope this selection will work as inspiration and a catalysator for ideas of future 3D construction projects. If you are continuously curious, visit our configurator or read more about the BOD2.