SHANGHAI CHINA – Winsun signed a new joint venture partnership on July 28 2019 with 3D Builders Africa to form Winsun 3D Builders Africa. The two companies together, plan to work together with the government of Nigeria to build affordable homes in the region to help to alleviate the housing deficit issues currently faced by the country.
WinSun, which is also known as Yingchuang Building Techniques (Shanghai), holds about 225 patents relating to 3D materials and manufacture. It attracted attention in 2014 when it printed 10 full-sized houses in Shanghai Qingpu Science Park and is by many experts considered to be the first company that printed a house.
3D Builders Africa, a construction company that leverages advanced technologies to automate the process of construction while reducing the cost focussing on affordable social housing units.
The partnership is part of the many relationships that the two companies have in bilateral project execution and exchange partnerships.
“Winsun is looking forward to another fruitful relationship with 3D Builders Africa which allows us to learn from one another”, said Mr. Ma, Chairman of Winsun.
Eniola Joseph Faluyi, the President and CEO of 3D Builders Africa, commented: “We truly rely on 3D construction printing to enable us build more affordable housing. There are several people around the world that cannot afford a home because they are low income earners. For me, passion is to see these people own their own homes.”
The goal of the partnership is for the two companies to learn from each other, while also sharing construction expertise and market knowledge.