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Grupo Argos, Cementos Argos and Celsia are included in the RobecoSam Sustainability Yearbook. Odinsa delivers the first two functional units of the 4G Pacific 2 project. (Photo)
Grupo Argos is recognized for the second consecutive year by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as the most sustainable company in the world in the construction materials sector. Argos, in a government-private partnership, delivered the first LEED-certified school (buildings built under strategies linked to obtaining high standards on environmental matters) in Colombia. (Photo) Our cement business provides the concrete for the construction of the Mercedes Benz Stadium of the Atlanta Falcons, home of that year's Superbowl, and for the space station in French Guiana. With the new Grupo Argos foundation, we have conserved 2683 watersheds that supply 6,613,000 people in Colombia.
Odinsa and its subsidary Opain, delivered the expansion area of El Dorado Airport. SUMMA was created, the Shared Services Center that serves all companies of the Grupo Argos Business Group, estimating savings of USD 150mm over the next 6 years. Celsia inaugurates the first solar farm in Colombia in Yumbo (Valle del Cauca). (Photo)
Grupo Argos acquires control of Opain, a concessionaire of the El Dorado airport in Bogota. El Dorado Airport was the first to be recognized as the best airport in South America, according to Skytrax. (Photo)
Grupo Argos acquires control of Odinsa, a highway and airport concession company. Argos received the Equipares Seal for its work on gender equity. We delivered the concrete for the construction of the Madre Laura Bridge, the largest interurban road connection work in Colombia. (Photo)
Celsia takes an international leap by purchasing assets in Panama and Costa Rica, where the Guanacaste wind plant stands out.
Grupo Argos and Argos join the Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the first time. Grupo Argos and its businesses exceed 10,000 employees with operations in 15 countries. Today we are more than 14,000 employees in 18 countries. (Photo)
The division of non-cement assets takes place and Grupo Argos defines its strategic direction to become an infrastructure holding company in the Americas. The edition of the Savia Botanica publishing collection begins, which would come to be a reference compendium of plant species in Colombia. (Photo)
There is an expansion in the United States market with the purchase of plants in Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
We increased the installed capacity of Cementos Argos in Colombia with the new Cartagena plant.
Celsia, Grupo Argos’ energy business, acquires a shareholding in EPSA with the aim of entering the energy generation, transmission, distribution and marketing markets. Argos expands its presence in the United States by purchasing assets in the states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The first hotel built on the lands of Grupo Argos in Baru is inaugurated.
Grupo Argos decides to invest in a new strategic sector and acquires 16% of Colinversiones (nowadays known as Celsia).
Grupo Argos, through Cementos Argos, acquires cement assets in Texas, United States.
The corporate reorganization began through the merger of eight of Grupo Argos’ cement business subsidiaries, they all went under the name of Cementos Argos.
We started the internationalization process by establishing strategic alliances to acquire cement companies in Panama, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The construction of the Cartagena plant began, one of the most emblematic plants today.
The first three concrete mixing plants are installed in the city of Medellin.
The Nare Plant in Colombia markets the first bag of gray cement.
The original production capacity was doubled to 100 tons per day. Currently, we have an installed capacity of 30 million tons of cement per year.
The cement factory in Medellin, Colombia produces the first cement for consumption.
Grupo Argos was founded with 99 shareholders, it was called the Cementos Argos Company at the time.