Holcim Invests in Leading 3D Construction Printing Company COBOD

  • Holcim has announced its investment in COBOD International, a global leader in 3D construction printing, to advance world-class 3D printing materials, robotics, and automation together.
  • Building on its collaboration with COBOD since 2019, this investment will further leverage Holcim’s 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 wind turbine 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, Group Head of R&D: “At Holcim we are continuously expanding our range of building solutions to build more with less so that we can improve living standards for all in a sustainable way. Working closely with COBOD, we look forward to expanding our TectorPrint range of proprietary 3D printing ink.”

The 125 m2 office extension building printed by PERI with a COBOD BOD2 3D construction printer. Image credit: COBOD

Founder & General Manager, Henrik-Lund Nielsen, says: “I am proud to have Holcim join us as an investor in COBOD a long side our other shareholders, PERI, GE Renewable Energy and CEMEX. Holcim is already a very important partner to us and their focus on making cities greener, build smarter infrastructure and improve living standards is well aligned with our mission at COBOD. With Holcim on board COBOD now covers both distribution, applications, and materials in 3D construction printing and together we will be able to shape the future of 3D printing in construction.”

3D printed school in Malawi. Image credit: COBOD

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 more with less with no compromise in performance.

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