Danish-based COBOD International signed a new distribution agreement with Australian company Fortex as part of the company’s strategy to bring state-of-the-art 3D construction printing technology to Australia and strengthen 3D construction printing in the Asia-pacific region. The first BOD2 3D Construction printer will arrive in Australia in Q4 with COBOD equipment available for immediate order.
Fortex Chief Executive Officer, David Lederer, said: “Fortex is proud to be laying the foundation for a new construction paradigm in Australia with COBOD 3D construction printers. The first printer in Australia will be the BOD2 model 5-9-2 which will allow us to build better homes faster, providing improved outcomes for both building companies and consumers alike.”
Australia was the only continent missing for COBOD, and with Fortex as a new distributor, COBOD now have customers on 6 continents worldwide using and selling COBOD’s 3D construction printers. In Asia-Pacific COBOD has three distributors: Siam Cement in Thailand, KA Bina in Malaysia, and now Fortex in Australia, besides from direct customers in India, Japan, and Malaysia.
To support the customers and distributors of the region, COBOD is now opening a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Distributors and customers can visit COBOD at the regional office in Kuala Lumpur, see live 3D construction printing, a 3D printed building, as well as speak to COBOD’s experts within 3D construction printing, materials, architecture, and project execution.
Simon Klint Bergh, Head of Asia Pacific for COBOD, said: “We are very proud to be partnering up with Fortex to bring our state-of-the-art 3D construction printing technology to Australia. This arrangement, together with our new distribution partners Siam Cement in Thailand and KA Bina in Malaysia, and our new regional office in Malaysia, will mean that we will penetrate the growing market in Asia-Pacific even further.”
COBOD is at the forefront of 3D construction printing globally and count companies like General Electric and PERI among their customers and shareholders.