Invacare is purchasing cold rolled steel pipes from Ternium to make wheelchairs and hospital beds.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ternium is continuing to deliver products to essential companies manufacturing products for hospitals and medical centers.
On March 30, the Mexican Government declared a nationwide health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main preventive measures announced was that only industries classified as essential would be allowed to continue operating.
Ternium is playing a key role during the emergency, supplying steel to companies working in the health, food and energy sectors, industries considered essential during the pandemic.
Ternium is providing support during this emergency by prioritizing orders from medical companies, explained Eduardo Ahumada, head of the Sales Network department.
"One example is the production of panels for the construction industry, which are currently being used to build hospitals in record time,” said Ahumada.
Another example is Invacare, one of Ternium’s customers, specializing in the manufacture of medical products such as hospital beds and wheelchairs.
"Ternium is a critical supplier for us, as steel is an essential part of many of our products," said Gerardo Pérez, senior purchasing manager of an Invacare subsidiary company.
Invacare buys cold rolled steel pipe from Ternium, used to make wheelchairs and hospital beds. Steel is thus essential for its business, since without Ternium products they would be unable to make wheelchairs or hospital beds.
Since the pandemic began, more orders have been coming in from medical companies, and sales in this segment have increased, said Juan Ferrándiz, an executive from the Sales Network.
In order to provide this product on time as required, the company is taking all the relevant health, hygiene and safety measures to ensure that essential activities can continue.
Ternium is maintaining operational continuity to support priority companies during the health emergency.