The Peri Group has bought a ‘significant’ stake in the Danish 3D Concrete printing specialist COBOD International.
Peri, a global maker of formwork and scaffolding systems believes printing will play an important role in the construction industry. The German company will now make COBOD’s 3D concrete printers available to their customers worldwide.
COBOD International is a newly established sister company of Denmark’s 3D Printhuset, which carried out a government-funded, three-year research project into advanced 3D construction printing.
The technological breakthrough was achieved last year in Copenhagen when the so-called ‘BOD’ (Building On Demand) was printed with a 3D concrete printer from COBOD. The ‘BOD’ building was Europe’s first printed building.
“As the market and technology leader in the field of formwork and scaffolding, we at PERI are closely following the development of 3D concrete printing in the construction industry. COBOD is a leading company in this business. The currently available BOD2 3D printer from COBOD shows that the technology is now ready for the market. With the BOD building in Copenhagen there is a first successful reference project”, says Leonhard Braig, member of the Group Management of the PERI Group.
“We are convinced that 3D printing will become considerably more important in the coming years in certain segments of our industry, especially in residential construction. Together with COBOD, we now want to help this technology to a breakthrough on a broad basis.”
“We are pleased and proud of PERI’s investment in our company. The fact that PERI is committed to COBOD impressively underlines the potential of 3D concrete printing in the construction industry”, says Henrik Lund-Nielsen, CEO of COBOD. “The investment brings together two technologically leading companies in each of their fields. We look forward to the completely new opportunities that the partnership with PERI opens up to us and our customers around the world.”