Ternium Colombia took part in the National Infrastructure Congress, the leading event in the sector’s calendar bringing together leaders, companies, international panelists and government entities. Their common goal at the forefront of the construction industry: to discuss the top infrastructure projects in the country and share their experiences.
Ternium was singled out for praise at the event, as a benchmark company setting the standard for the way it transports products. On the academic front, the Panel of Foreign Trade Brokers, moderated by ANDI president Bruce Mac Master, highlighted Ternium's approach to multimodal steel transportation in Colombia as a highly competitive strategy.
A video was shared with the audience in which Sebastián Castro, director of Ternium Región Andina, explained how the company has been working since January 2019 to the present to transport 17 tons of steel by combining land, river and railroad routes from its Plant in Barranquilla to Manizales. This has had the result of reducing customer delivery times, which positively impacted service levels and led to cost savings of close to 10%.
Fredy Henao, Commercial Infrastructure executive, said that the “company has taken advantage of the different mobility resources beyond road infrastructure. This is a way of cutting costs, being more competitive and in turn, putting our faith in the development of Colombia."
The event, held at the Cartagena Convention Center, was attended by over three thousand people. Ternium presented its portfolio of steel products and advances in the construction of the new long steel plant in Palmar de Varela, Atlántico.
At the close of the event, the Executive President of the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure - JRC, Juan Martín Caicedo, called on the Government to give its blessing to a 'Great National Pact for Infrastructure'. The request is based on the need to implement an intermodal transport system, given the pressing need to connect ports with serviceable roads and, of course, the search for the resources needed to make this happen.