Cemex to increase capacity of Costa Rica cement works

Cemex to increase capacity of Costa Rica cement works
Published: 19 December 2014


Cemex Latam Holdings (CLH) is to increase cement capacity of its plant located in Colorado, Costa Rica by approximately 25 per cent, reaching a capacity of 1.1Mta by 2017.

The total investment is expected to be approximately US$35m over a three-year period including the construction of a new grinding mill, as well as several capacity enhancing projects on its clinker production line.

“With this increased capacity we will strengthen our position in Costa Rica, reiterating our commitment to support the development of the country. We are confident that infrastructure projects will continue driving demand for building materials over the medium-term”, said Alejandro Ramirez, Director of CLH in Costa Rica.

The Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Alexander Mora, said that the Cemex Costa Rica investment is a sign of the Cemex group’s commitment with the country and also an example of the good performance that foreign companies may experience in Costa Rica.

The Cemex Costa Rica investment project was presented by company representatives during a bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís; the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Alexander Mora, and the General Director of CINDE, Jorge Sequeira; during a promotional visit to attract investment, made in Mexico City on 10 December.