César Jiménez, President of Ternium Mexico, was recognized in the opening ceremony of Expo Manufactura 2022.
César Jiménez, chief executive of Ternium Mexico and president of the Council of Nuevo Leon 4.0, received the acknowledgment “Figure of the Industry” in charge of Expo Manufactura, one of the main events where the newest technological novelties in the manufacturing sector are presented.
It is the first time that Expo Manufactura grants this award, in which an advisory committee selected Jiménez thanks to his commitment to the economical development of the region and all of its communities.
“I would like to thank the selection committee to have thought me worthy of receiving this award. I receive it in the name of the more than 9 thousand colleagues who work in Ternium in Mexico”, Jiménez thanks in the event organized this past February 15th.
Clelia Hernández, general manager of Nuevo León 4.0, explained the process of how he was postulated to be acknowledged with that award.
“This process started with a request to the corporate and industrial community which postulated people following certain criteria, which had a commitment to their business and their community. What we did was gather information and start explaining why we postulated César Jiménez as the industrialist of the year since he was one of the main role models of the steel working industry in Mexico and Latin America”, she said.
César Jiménez was acknowledged in the twenty-sixth edition of Expo Manufactura.
During his message, Jiménez outlined the creativity, innovation, and commitment of the Regiomontanos, values which have been present throughout decades and which have been the foundational pillars to position the state as the main industrial pole in Mexico.
He also highlighted that these values are reflected in Ternium, a company that is represented by three main characteristics: sustainability in its operations, its passion, and its commitment to the communities where it has a presence.
“The first characteristic which sets us apart is the sustainability of our operations. From there our programs focused on improving the security of everyone who works at Ternium and to keep improving our operations to minimize our environmental footprint in benefit of the communities”, he said, “the second characteristic is the passion we have for what we do, which guides us to keep growing, investing, and continuing to generate quality and well-paid jobs”.
“While the third one is our genuine commitment with the communities where we operate in. For them, we built a technical school in Pesquería which is competitive. Additionally, we also built a hospital for the community which tended to coronavirus cases when the state system was overwhelmed, which saved many people. Even now, we adapt our Nova clinic in a COVID-19 vaccination center in San Nicolás de los Garza”.
Ternium’s Community Hospital and the Hospital Nova Clinic were constructed to attend COVID-19 patients of the community.
During his message, Jiménez took advantage to point out the main challenges which approach the industry, as well as the growth opportunities for the business and industrial sector.
“The disruptions in the global supply chains have promoted an investment flow to put businesses closer to centers of consumption. The re-shoring or near-shoring is bringing new businesses which will come to allow us to keep growing in our industrial vocation”.
Jiménez points out the importance of incorporating technologies focused in the Industria 4.0 to make the country more and more competitive.
For that purpose, I call every agent related to economic and social growth to work jointly. “If we are capable of generating public policies to attract and develop businesses and entrepreneurs in our region, global level supply chains, and talents to help us develop, I do not doubt that Nuevo León will continue being the industrial capital of Mexico, and perhaps of the whole continent”.
Luis Donaldo Colosio, mayor of Monterrey, who congratulated Jiménez for this important award, was also present for this event. I call the triple helix to work (academia, government, and private businesses) to make Nuevo Leon a more competitive and technological place.