Colombia

Colombia was the country chosen as the entryway for the Prebuild Americas Group, which since 2012 has strengthened its portfolio in the sectors of industry, construction and services. The Group chose to begin construction of an industrial park in Gachancipá, Midwest, which concentrates five major industries: - Ceramic and Porcelain, Wood, Aluminum, Plastics and Shelving Systems Structures. The work of 90 000 m2 recorded an increase of 50% compared to the date of its completion and is scheduled for July 2014, generating 1,000 jobs. With the acquisition of local construction company Ekko, Prebuild also participates in the construction of the housing project Terrazas del Puerto, in Barrancabermeja, in the northeast of the country. This ongoing project involves the construction of 1,079 housing units for families under vulnerable conditions. The Group further consolidated its distribution strategy in 2014, with the launch of Plenty, a chain of home decor and design stores, as Lifestyle stores, a concept to be replicated in other countries. The Group's investments in Colombia amounted to $ 600 million in two years.