For more than a century, Cementos Progreso has been committed to the production and marketing of cement, concrete, lime, and other building materials and solutions in Guatemala. The company has been recognized for its high-quality standards and innovative approach. In 2021, CEMPRO decided to move a step further into 3D concrete printing and became COBOD’s first Latin American partner. The collaboration is a major milestone that paves the way for the application of new building technology in the region.
3D construction printing ventures
Cementos Progreso’s Research and Development team has been working tirelessly for over three years to research, develop and implement a 3D printable cementitious material. They are leading the way on the application of 3D printing construction in Guatemala, aiming to contribute to the reduction of the huge housing deficit in the country. Manuel Ovalle, industrial designer: “We are surprised about the possibilities that additive manufacturing opens. With this technology we can build new things and transform the reality in which we live”.
Working with COBOD
Plinio Estuardo Herrera, Head of Concrete R+D: “We find in COBOD the necessary support on the technical side, but also regarding the printing material, and we feel confident that the equipment is robustly manufactured. We could watch with our own eyes the buildings that have been printed with this technology. That gives us the certainty that we have an important ally in implementing this technology in our country”.