Heavy Clay

Ladrillera Santafé: a reputation built one brick at a time

Juan Fermín Restrepo

Ladrillera Santafé is well known in the Latin American brick and tile market as a leading brand that has been supplying products and supporting building industry professionals since 1955.

Originally founded by José Gómez Pinzón in Usme, south of Bogotá, it was acquired in 1999 by the Uribe family, which following the purchase carried out a radical restructure. The company is now a market leader in Colombia and one of the largest brick and tile producers in Latin America with seven factories and a total output of 600,000 tons/year of loadbearing and partition blocks, roof tiles, pavers and facing bricks.

Investments, acquisitions and research and development are the key strategies that for more than 60 years have allowed the company to achieve steady and lasting growth, even during periods of market crisis.

A focus on efficiency through new technologies coupled with the company’s creative spirit have always been the main drivers of development.

For more than 60 years, we have been pioneering new architectural trends in Colombia and developing innovative new solutions for the building sector. We like to explore, to expand our knowledge and create value for our customers and the entire community,” said the CEO of Ladrillera Santafé, Juan Fermín Restrepo, during the interview he gave us.