Ladrillera Santafe

Our history

We have been building dreams for 66 years.

  • 1955

Ladrillera Santafe is founded in 1955 as a pioneer in the manufacture of bricks in Colombia. The first production plant is established in the Usme sector, in Bogota.

  • 1960

With the Usme 3 manufacturing plant, Ladrillera Santafe introduces the pressed brick line to the market, consolidating itself as a flagship product in contemporary Colombian architecture.

  • 1978

Ladrillera Elasa, in the municipality of Soacha, is acquired, strengthening its production capacity and diversifying its product portfolio to serve the market in Bogota and its surroundings.

  • 1993

The most modern clay tile production plant is installed: Usme 4, positioning itself in the United States market with the subsidiary company Santafe Tile Corporation.

  • 1996

The Soacha 3 plant becomes operational, introducing to the market a portfolio of products composed of structural bricks, partitioning bricks and facades.

  • 2000

Acquisition of the Arcillas de Soacha production plant, seeking diversification in the supply of valuable products in the markets served.

  • 2001

Always at the forefront in clay products, Ladrillera Santafe introduces to the market the PlacaFacil Santafe construction system, revolutionizing the way of building mezzanines in Colombia.

  • 2003

Large format facade bricks are introduced to the market, providing a novel and striking architectural offer with a variety of colors and textures.

  • 2012

The Arcillas 1 production plant is modernized, with state-of-the-art technology for the manufacture of bloquelón, achieving the highest standards of quality and productivity.

  • 2017

Ladrillera Santafe presents the new brand image.

The Construction Modeling System (BIM) is developed, in order to provide our clients with a technological tool that supports them in the design, construction and maintenance management of their projects.

  • 2018

Santafe Digital, a strategy aimed at increasing the added value offered to our clients with state-of-the-art information technology, is launched.