“We arrive with high expectations after two years of the pandemic. For us, it is very important to meet with clients from the industry once again to exchange visions, projects, and strategies”, highlighted José Del Boca, business manager of Ternium Argentina, about the participation of the company as a sponsor of Expoagro 2022 YPE Agro edition. One of the most anticipated events of the industry will take place in the San Nicolás Exhibition Hall and Racetrack from March 8th to March 11th.
So much so, that it will be the ideal stage for the spread of the Decarbonization Plan which Ternium released last year. Regarding it, Del Boca explained: “The midterm objective is to reduce the intensity of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% by 2030. Alongside this commitment, we released an investment plan for 460 million dollars, mainly for projects in the plants of Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina”.
The link between the agricultural chain and the company is key. “Agriculture represents a very relevant industry to Ternium, not only because of our direct connection but also because of our indirect connection. If the field grows, every industry grows, due to the impact affecting not only agricultural machinery, but also the infrastructure, transport, sheds, pickups, etc.”, added an executive. “Steel is a natural ally of the innovation of agriculture, one of the engines for growth in the country”, he added.
“Additionally, in 2021 the company shipped 192 thousand tons of steel for this industry, which represented 8% of the total shipments. This amount implies a growth in the agricultural industry of +62% vs 2020. “Even though their main purpose is the manufacturing of agricultural machinery, hoppers, and silos, Ternium steel is also found in the construction of sheds, poultry establishments, solar panels, trucks, and many more”, he completed.”
In the same vein, he said: “We produce a wide range of steels: hot rolling steel, cold rolling steel, and coated steel in different formats (coils, sheets, tubes and profiles,) in commercial, micro-alloyed, etc. quality. The manufacturers of agricultural machinery use our steel to manufacture seed drills, ploughs, harvesters, tractors, discs and blades, wheels, silos, seed dryers, augers, heads, mixers, hoppers, and implements”.
Additionally, they supply the automotive and container industries, which have a close relationship with the industry. “We continue working in the development of micro-alloyed steels (MLC500) which allow for the manufacturing of lighter, high quality and cost-efficient containers, cars, hoppers or harvesters”, he added.
During Expoagro2022 the 8th edition of the Premio Ternium Expoagro will take place.
The synergy between Ternium and Expoagro for the benefit of the agricultural industry is more and more significant. The company will showcase its products for the industry as well as the winning developments of the 7th edition of the Premio Ternium Expoagro for the Innovation of the Agricultural Industry. Regarding it, Del Boca expressed: “They show the evolution of the industry in innovation, technology, and robotics with their sights set on efficiency and sustainability. In this sense, Expoagro is an extraordinary showcase, not only local but rather international, to show the enormous potential of the industry within our country”.
In its stand located in lot 570, the company will carry out the traditional cocktail (adjusted to the existing health protocols). They will offer technical talks about the use of steels, and the market tendencies of agricultural machinery. Adding to that, they will also carry out the release of the 8th edition of the Premio Ternium Expoagro for the Innovation of the Agricultural Industry.
Lastly, in the exposition, they will promote their SMEs Program which celebrates its 20 years in support of industrial management, training, HR, Institutional, Financial, Commercial, Communications, and institutional and CSR. Adding the Sustainability viewpoint, “where we support the value chain to improve its environmental performance through the SMEs environment”, Del Boca concluded.