Press Release

Southern certifies local suppliers, Las Bambas hires a community company and Quellaveco agrees with the academy

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, October 20, 2022

By Perumin

This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

At the Logistics Meeting of PERUMIN 35, the main executives of Southern Peru Copper Corporation, MMG Las Bambas and Anglo American Quellaveco met to exchange experiences regarding the formation of mining clusters and ecosystems that allow generating greater development opportunities at the local, regional, national and international level.

Thus, Arturo Cueto, head of Purchasing of Southern Peru, pointed out that they work on the certification of local suppliers, with which businesses in the areas of influence are identified, the gaps in goods and services that they may present are analyzed, and they are instructs in administrative, legal, commercial and productive issues, giving rise to their empowerment.

He also specified that Southern directs the single window of attention to local suppliers, a virtual platform that receives their queries, suggestions and claims, directs them to the different corporate departments according to the matter to be addressed, and issues the answers to them in the more immediate deadlines, in order to inspire tranquility in them.

“Through certification and a single window, we want to train, standardize and communicate with this group of potential strategic partners, so that they have quick and direct access to our catalog of bidders and purchasing areas, with which they can participate in the bidding processes and build a long-term business relationship”, he said.

Las Bambas entrusts its copper to a supplier outside of the country

For his part, Carlos Castro, Manager of Corporate Affairs and Business Development at MMG Las Bambas, highlighted the recent contracting of the Apu Llallawa community company, from the Fuerabamba locality, which will be in charge of the transport service for copper concentrates from February 2023, for which purposes it will use a fleet of 50 trucks.

The director stressed that it is important for the company to fraternize with the supply houses located around the mining operation, contribute to the optimization of their activities and incorporate them into its value chain, with the ultimate purpose of building more expeditious and effective logistics processes, and increase the volume of acquisitions.

“A greater association between the State, mining companies, supplier firms and communities, allows the implementation of robust and serious initiatives to consolidate a base of reliable strategic allies that add to the fulfillment of operational, environmental and social objectives of the industry, and contribute to the growth of the national GDP”, he asserted.

Quellaveco and the academy together for an innovation hub

Meanwhile, Fernando Montero, manager of Social Management at Anglo American Quellaveco, emphasized that the continuous improvement of the mining sector at the operational and socio-environmental level requires the participation of the academy, a key actor in the discovery, dissemination and application of new knowledge in seeks the sustainability of the mining activity.

Under this premise, he highlighted that the mining company with London roots is in the process of closing agreements with the National University of Moquegua and the José Carlos Mariátegui Institute of Higher Education, to create an innovation hub that promotes research, development and technological innovation in benefit of the company and the region.

“The academy is called upon not only to provide the qualified workforce that mining needs but also to investigate and determine the products and services that will allow us to align ourselves with the new trends in mineral exploration and processing, productive chain, community relations, among others”, said the expert.

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