The Secretary of
Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, participated in the "Meeting
Ternium 2015: ProPYMES & Supplier Awards", where he said that the new
industrial policy is having dialogues with all sectors of production and
establishing competitive strategies to further advance its development.
In passing the
keynote conference "Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: “Programs of
Strategic Sectors and Regional Development", Guajardo Villarreal stated
that such events can appreciate the impact of how public policies are beginning
to have a specific and clear effect on the development of the productive
In the presence of
Máximo Vedoya Raimondi, CEO of Ternium Mexico, the Secretary of Economy said
that, to potentiate the growth of the country has to ensure that exporters do
not focus exclusively on large companies, but that the line of generation of
value down to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, which are those that
generate jobs and products nationwide.
He stressed that
Mexico is a winner nation in highly dynamic sectors such as aerospace and
automotive, as well as segments of the metalworking and the electrical
industry, but they only account for 33 percent of the national economy; while
67 percent are Micro, Small and Medium-sized businesses, in traditional areas
with low levels of productivity.
He stressed that
the Secretariat of Economy (SE) drives programs with 26 strategic sectors of
the national industry, but, to be more competitive, the Small and Medium
Enterprises have been considered, giving them the tools and conditions required
to form chains of value.
"In the case
of Ternium," he said, "the supports, both from the National Institute
of Entrepreneur (INADEM, in Spanish) and the business sector, in order to boost
the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, were achieved in 2014. What we are
doing is capitalizing the resources granted by the Federal Government to
conjoin with those projects that drive the social sector, academic and business
organizations, to multiply them and that have more effectiveness".
He also expressed
that this event, whose aim is to strengthen the supply chain to contribute to
the development of the Mexican industrial fabric, through specific actions as
the transfer of learning from large industries to Small and Medium-sized
Enterprises, “gives the momentum to move forward with the programs of the
Secretariat of Economy that are benefiting the Small and Medium-sized
Vedoya Raimondi emphasized that they are intended to enhance and create value
in the supply chain, promoting the joint competitiveness of suppliers,
customers and companies; he also recognized its commitment and continuing
contribution to the value chain of the industry.
He noted that,
through the ProPYMES program, Ternium Mexico has benefited more than 230
companies. Because of its methodology and impact, Ternium was selected as one
of the projects to which the INADEM gave its recognition and support in order
to impulse more Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (which are the engine of the
national economy), during the 2014 financial year.
convinced that Mexico has all the conditions for further development; we
believe it has the conditions to become a global manufacturing platform in this
region. I think we have to keep building together, the companies and the government,
a platform that contributes to investment, to be modernized and trained,
The event was
attended by Jesús Ancer Rodríguez, David Noel Ramírez Padilla and Antonio Dieck
Assad, rectors of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL, in Spanish),
the Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey (ITESM, in
Spanish) and the University of Monterrey (UDEM, in Spanish), respectively; and
María de Lourdes Dieck Assad, Dean of the EGADE Business School, of the ITESM;
Leopoldo Cedillo, chairman of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo Leún (CLAUT, in
Spanish); and William Dillon Mountain, Director General of the Chamber of
Industry and Transformation of Nuevo León (CAINTRA, in Spanish).
Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal was accompanied by the General
Coordinator of Federal Delegations, Jorge Cantú Valderrama; and the Delegate of
the Secretariat of Economy in Nuevo León, Enrique Martínez y Morales.