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Cementos Argos

Colombia-based Cementos Argos is a multi-national leader in the cement and concrete markets. The company chose GEOVIA mining software to help meet its sustainability goals, grow the business and generate social value.

A fundamental responsibility

For any society to be successful, prosperous and inclusive, it needs cement and concrete — the literal building blocks of the world we live and work in today. Modern infrastructure and construction depend upon them.

As a major producer of cement and concrete based in 16 countries, Cementos Argos knows it has a fundamental responsibility: to make sure that it mines its raw materials, and manufactures its end products, in ways that reduce their impact on the environment and increase the benefits for both people and communities.

Applying technology to support sustainable development

Cementos Argos believes that the creation of virtual universes is an essential tool both to help the company become more sustainable and to ensure it will reach its goal of making each new building grow responsibly.

They use GEOVIA solutions for over 10 years to evolve and implement, in the area of geology and mining, all the techniques and procedures to model their deposits and strategically plan their operations, which has helped the company to meet production goals, and increase savings in more than 10% on the cost per ton put into crushing.

 

For Cementos Argos it´s essential to operate in a sustainable manner because we are convinced that this is the right way to generate social value, be profitable and reduce the impact on the environment, both from the environmental and community components... Dassault Systèmes has been our strategic partner as we continue to grow together in a sustainable and responsible way in the cement industry

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Javier Buitrago
Mining Projects Manager, Cementos Argos

Choosing both technology and team

Cementos Argos selected GEOVIA’s geological mining software for the technology and the team behind it.

The support of the GEOVIA team has been fundamental throughout this process because it has allowed us to take full advantage of new technologies, optimizing our planning and extraction processes

Angélica León
Raw Materials Professional, Cementos Argos
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Focus on Argos

Cementos Argos, headquartered in Medellin, Colombia, produces and markets cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates with operations in 16 countries, including the United States, Panama, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. The company regularly reinvents itself to maintain its competitive edge and move toward ever-greater sustainability. In 2021, for the ninth year in a row, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognized Cementos Argos as the most sustainable cement company in the world.

For more information: www.argos.co