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Cementos Progreso enters the Salvadoran market

Cementos Progreso, a Central American company with more than 120 years of experience in the cement industry, launched commercial operations in El Salvador.

As part a plan to expand its operations in Latin America, Cementos Progreso, Progreso’s leading brand, announces the beginning of commercial operations in El Salvador. This is the way it expands its operations in the region, with operations that include Guatemala, Belize, Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica.

The brands launch in El Salvador, is an important milestone in Company History, which mainly seeks to create shared value in the local market. «Since its inception, the company has believed in the region, understands its development potential and visualizes the opportunity it can provide in benefit of all the Central American population. As a result, Cementos Progreso has a robust growth and investment plan that generates development and employment in the regional cement industry, in order to «build together the country where we all want to live,» said José Raúl González, CEO of Progreso.

This strategic expansion will be fundamental for the consolidation plan in Latin America. It will open opportunities for professional growth for highly qualified teams who join the Progreso family. This will highlight the company’s commitment to act responsibly with its team members, environment, customers, suppliers, communities, and other stakeholders. Excellence in service will shine through the company’s operations, which has been its trademark throughout its 120 years of history. The strategic expansion will strengthen product quality, provide care for different target audiences, and innovate solutions for the Salvadoran construction industry.

«In this way, Cementos Progreso will contribute to El Salvador’s construction sector, offering a centennial trajectory and quality products, in addition to being an ally who provides quality construction solutions to all its users. Our objective is to share dreams and build realities together with Salvadorans», said Juan Pablo Ardón, country manager of Cementos Progreso for El Salvador, referring to the positive impact that the company will generate improving quality of life for families and the country with growth and development.

True to the legacy of its founder, Carlos F. Novella, since 1899 Cementos Progreso has been recognized for its Code of Values, Ethics, and Conduct, which has allowed it to enter each year, 2014 to the The World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking, awarded by the Ethisphere Institute (NY). In addition, it has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Latin America and the best in Central America and the Caribbean, by the Great Place to Work Institute, every year since 2012.

Cementos Progreso is a company with more than 120 years of experience, leader in both cement production and marketing as well as construction materials, with presence in 6 Latin American countries. It is the flagship brand of Progreso, a group with business units in the Construction, Agro, Energy, and Real Estate Development sectors.