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Who we are?

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Plycem was founded in 1964, a company that years later would become the most relevant manufacturer of fiber cement and construction solutions in the construction industry in Central America and that permanently seeks, as stated in its objective, to “Make Customers Happy”.

Plycem belongs to Elementia Materiales, a solid Mexican group that brings together the most important leading brands in the construction industry, with modern production plants in three business lines: Construsistemas, Cements and Metals, located in 9 countries, from the United States to Bolivia.

Nowadays, accelerated global change challenges our people to generate differentiated value in the marketplace, through construction products and solutions that meet the requirements of an increasingly competitive industry.

For more than 5 decades, Plycem has been

a pioneer in fiber cement technology in Central America. With great vision, it has devoted to innovation, with high-quality products that comply with local and international certifications, which are used for remodeling and for the construction of residential, commercial and industrial projects. 

Recently, the company incorporated the renowned steel framing technology into its portfolio, to become the only manufacturer in the region to provide a complete and comprehensive solution. This is achieved through a unique proposal that includes a galvanized steel structure made to measure for each project, complemented by fiber cement products for roofs, walls and mezzanines, which are manufactured in its plants located in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras.

With the steel framing and fiber cement system, Plycem seeks to promote sustainable construction,  which requires the incorporation of technology to optimize resources and avoid waste on site.

Elementia Culture

We are a company with international presence that manufactures and markets products for the construction industry.

To make a difference in the construction world by generating value in a sustainable way for our shareholders, employees, customers and communities.

To be the preferred supplier of the construction industry.

– Integrity
– Respect
– Compromise

– Focus on results
– Innovation
– Safety


Lightweight construction

The dry construction system, (SLC) or drywall, uses a lightweight steel or wood structure that is covered with fiber cement sheets. A quick and simple method that can be implemented with conventional tools to complete remodeling or construction work in all sorts of projects.

During the building and installation process, no water and wet mixtures with sand or cement are used. Therefore, it is a clean system, totally friendly to the environment, but above all safe, because it has high performance in cases of earthquakes and hurricanes.

These systems adapt to any residential, commercial, industrial or institutional project, whether new or buildings that are going to be remodeled. Their versatility and modularity allow them to adapt to any architectural design, considerably reducing the generation of waste on site.

Plycem Fiber Cement

Fiber cement is a material used in the manufacture of materials for dry construction. It is made with Portland cement and organic and/or inorganic fibers; it is highly resistant to impact, moisture, pests and mold

It is versatile, very light to transport and easy to work, and can be used for the entire construction of any project.

Plycem is a pioneer in the manufacture of this type of materials in Central America, incorporating state-of-the-art robotic technology in its production processes to ensure a portfolio of products with high quality standards.

The company invests permanently in research and development to seek continuous improvement in the products that it efficiently markets in more than 30 countries in the region.

Policy of the Integrated
Management System

Plycem Construsistemas is an organization devoted to the manufacture and marketing of integral solutions for construction. We operate under quality, environmental, safety, health and social responsibility standards.

We are committed to continuously improving the effectiveness and performance of our Integrated Management System, through consultation and participation of collaborators with the fulfillment of:

  • The satisfaction of the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders, guaranteeing quality and the agreed requirements in terms of product, processes and services.
  • The elimination of hazards and the reduction of risks to the safety and health of workers.
  • Safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of injuries and deterioration of health.    
  • Environmental protection and pollution prevention.
  • Applicable legal requirements, corporate guidelines and other requirements assumed.
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Policy of the Energy
Management System

Plycem Costa Rica, a leader in the production and marketing of construction products, is aware that for the fulfillment of its mission and objectives, it must be more competitive and increasingly sustainable. As part of its sustainability strategy, the Elementia group develops the Elementia Energy Strategy (known as E3 in Spanish). 

For Plycem, the efficient use of energy resources is a fundamental pillar to be competitive and environmentally sustainable, while contributing to the climate change mitigation objectives.

That is the reason why Plycem Costa Rica, one of our manufacturing plants, has demanding energy goals in its operations, with an ISO 50001 compliant Energy Management System, in order to achieve continuous improvement in energy performance, the use of energy, energy consumption and energy efficiency.

Plycem banks on achieving improved energy performance by acquiring the following commitments:

  • Support the purchase of energy-efficient products and services in order to improve energy performance.
  • Ensure the availability of information and resources to achieve energy goals and targets.
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements and other requirements related to its energy  uses and consumption, as well as energy efficiency.
  • Promote the efficient use of energy and energy saving in its facilities, for sources of thermal and electrical consumption.
  • Support the design of facilities, equipment, systems, and processes that consider improving energy performance.
  • Improve the internal culture, practices and habits of energy consumption by our employees and contractor staff.
  • Continuously improve energy performance and the Energy Management System.