Companies in Nuevo Leon are reconverting their manufacturing processes

Companies in Nuevo Leon are reconverting their manufacturing processes

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MONTERREY — According to Abraham Tijerina, coordinator of the initiative “Covid@NL”, at least 110 companies in Nuevo León have reconverted their processes under this program, in order to manufacture masks, respirators, sanitizing tunnels and other products in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are companies of all types and sizes, many of them are reconverting their manufacturing processes in order to make donations, other companies first donated and then started commercializing to survive, explained Tijerina.

Such is the case of “Industrias Lowe”, a micro-services and manufacturing company for various lines of business that has six employees and that according to Irma León, its CEO, once and the health emergency was declared, 80% of its production remained in the "nonessential" bouquet. "We made the bet to satisfy a market niche and to survive in times when the needs are different from those we have been serving," she said.

They currently manufacture acetate masks and are testing for vinyl glass and pvc insulating beds, as well as 3D printing of respirator parts.

For his part, Tijerina stated that the objective is to supply hospitals, essential companies and other areas in the entity.

The household appliances Cluster of Monterrey joined this initiative; Betsabé Rocha, its CEO, explained that they are also linking those who produce components or parts that can be included within supply chains of other companies which are converting their processes to manufacture medical products.