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Plycem invests US$3m in microconcrete sheet production

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Plycem  ( Elementia Group ) has announced the investment of US$3m in its manufacturing plant located in Cartago. With this, it seeks the automation of a new production line for ‘microconcrete’ sheets in Costa Rica. Microconcrete consists of a sheet with a lower technical specification than the fibre cement sheets that the company already produces. It is a 12mm thick product, made with Portland cement, expanded polystyrene or stereophonic beads, and reinforcing mesh. In the country, self-...

Cemento Fortaleza starts operations in Costa Rica

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Plycem-owned Cemento Fortaleza will move from being a distributor of cement in Costa Rica to a local producer. The company recently commissioned a new cement plant in Esparza, Puntarenas. The US$17m project includes German production technology and was built on a 50,000m 3 plot. The new plant will directly and indirectly employ more than 200 people.

Plycem vows to increase competitiveness in Costa Rican market

02 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Plycem, a new company owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, will fight for a place in Costa Rica's cement market from the first quarter of 2018. The Mexco-based company will operate in Salinas Esparza, Puntarenas, with an investment of US$17m in an area of 50,000M². The project will create at least 200 jobs. Óscar Fonseca, Plycem Central America CEO, explained that the main objective of the company is to produce cement for self-consumption and, secondly, for marketing. The directors sa...

Carlos Slim enters Costa Rican cement market

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Fortaleza, owned by Carlos Slim, will commence operations in a few weeks in alliance with Plycem, which is also part of the Elementia group owned by Carlos Slim and Mexican entrepreneur Antonio del Valle Ruiz. The joint venture is scheduled to inaugurate a cement plant in Barranca, Puntarenas, at the end of September, according to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects (CFIA). The new player will compete with the already-established cement producers, Cemex and Lafarg...