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Ensuring Quality to the Last Step

By Alejandro Enríquez | Tue, 03/24/2020 - 09:33

Packaging is a crucial step in auto parts logistics operations. If wrong, quality can be compromised. MetPro shares the keys to prevent this.

 

Q: What role does the automotive industry play in METPRO VCI’s operations?

A: The automotive industry has grown a great deal in Mexico over the past few years. Changes force us to be better in our work and offer the best-quality products and services. We focus on both the automotive and metal-mechanic industries, although we participate in other sectors like electronics, oil and gas, shipping and defense. Our R&D center is in Belgium but all our products are manufactured in Mexico.  

Q: What are the key elements of your strategy to maintain your client relationships?

A: Our strategy is based on continuous improvement. We are leaders in R&D and manufacturing and we sometimes produce packaging based on a client’s specific needs. We work with Japanese, American and European companies, whom we see as partners for mutual growth. We see in a client our capacity to improve in the best way possible.

Q: What advice would you give to Mexican businesses that want to work with foreign companies?

A: Everything is possible through perseverance. Success comes from the day-to-day fight. There are giants all over the world, huge enterprises, but if you have a quality product and provide constant follow-up, you can compete against any company. Similarly, we would not underestimate what might seem like a small company wanting to work with us because we do not know what their true capacity is nor what it could offer us.

I have always said the heart of a company is its human capital, not its machines. Mexican suppliers should focus on getting certifications for all processes. Companies should not lower their guard; that would make it impossible to be a player in this highly competitive world.

If we fail, the entire supply chain behind us feels it.

Q: How does METPRO VCI view the logistics of its packaging?

A: We have broad experience in certifications, quality inspections and final checks. Our packaging works at the end of the supply chain, which means we have a great responsibility. If we fail, the entire supply chain behind us feels it, from the gas supplier that works to turn on the smelting furnace to the polishers that work on finishing a component. We receive a finished product and our clients want it to be delivered intact.

We have been in the market for more than 22 years and we have many prestige brands in our portfolio, as well as zero corrosion issues registered.

Q: What are METPRO VCI´s objectives for 2020, taking into account the state of the industry?

A: Often, growth does not depend on us but on external economic or political factors. We do not work according to annual plans; rather, we work on a daily basis. Our employees know that if they give their best that will generate progress. I trust in our VCI techology, in my country and my people.

 

MetPro is a Mexican company with more than 20 years of experience in the production of anticorrosion packaging based on MetPro’s VCI technology. The company works in sectors like automotive, electronics, oil and gas and energy

Photo by:   MBP
Alejandro Enríquez Alejandro Enríquez Journalist and Industry Analyst

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