Colombians Buy Regional Building Materials Company

Organización Corona has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the majority of Incesa's shares and the brand American Standard for Central America.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Colombian company, which specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of building materials, expects that the transaction will be formalized in the third quarter of 2013, following the approval of the authorities of each country.

"Incesa is a supplier of materials for kitchens and bathrooms in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica ...", reported

"In Corona we are very pleased with this opportunity to expand our activities in the Central American market through Incesa" said Santiago Cardenas, manager of Corona-Colcerámica.

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