Votorantim Cimentos’ new partnership focuses on sustainability

By |  June 29, 2022


Votorantim Cimentos North America (VCNA), a supplier of building materials to the construction industry in U.S. and Canada, partnered with Plug & Play, a corporate innovation platform, to leverage early-stage emerging technology.

VCNA says joining the Plug & Play Sustainability Platform will enable the company and its business units to source and partner with top technology startups to support its innovation strategy in construction site optimization and decarbonization initiatives.

“Working with Plug & Play provides us with access to a unique startup ecosystem with global reach that we can leverage as another strategic tool to enhance our innovation and sustainability efforts,” says Filiberto Ruiz, CEO of VCNA. “We anticipate their combination of speed and extensive portfolio of potential partners will help accelerate our processes to generate value to our customers and technological improvements, as we provide more sustainable solutions for the construction industry.”

Plug & Play says its partnership with VCNA will accelerate its development of technology solutions in a wide range of focus areas such as digitization, new materials, new constructive methods, carbon reduction technologies and carbon capture storage and utilization.

“We are very excited to welcome VCNA and St. Marys Cement as recognized leaders in the construction industry, to join our open innovation platform,” says Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO of Plug & Play. “Their commitments to sustainability and the exploration of new cutting-edge technologies sends a clear message that they are ready to collaborate with startups and industry leaders to advance innovation in their offerings.”

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