French construction giant VINCI Construction has signed a partnership agreement with large size cement 3D printing startup XtreeE. In conjunction with the partnership, VINCI Construction also acquired a stake in the company. The move will accelerate the expansion of XtreeE and boost cooperation with the VINCI Construction teams. It is also designed to explore and develop opportunities for using 3D printing technologies in construction.
At the signing ceremony, Jérôme Stubler, Chairman of VINCI Construction, said that “3D printing offers revolutionary potential for the construction sector and VINCI Construction plans to be in the vanguard of the move to introduce it. Following the recent creation of a joint venture with the SunPartner company aimed at developing the solar technologies of the future, this partnership with XtreeE is a further illustration of the drive to innovate in construction.”
Philippe Morel, Chairman of XtreeE , said that “This agreement is a new step forward in the expansion of our company. We strongly believe that our 3D printing technology will be a central part of the next wave of groundbreaking developments in construction. The partnership with VINCI Construction, a world leader in the sector, will enable us to develop new solutions around the world.”