Antonio Esparza García
Chief of Projects
BMS Group
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Insight

The Added Value of Outsourcing

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 10:01

The experience and expertise that a company can draw on can make or break a mining project. Gaining all of the necessary permissions required to begin a project, from accessing the land to securing environmental and land use change permits, can take a long time, but the process can be significantly speeded up by understanding the requirements and the negotiation process. “For example, in the negotiation of surface rights it can be complicated to find out who the owner of the land is. When foreign companies come to Mexico and cannot find a database that contains this information, they come to us for our services,” says Antonio Esparza García, Chief of Projects at BMS Group. BMS provides advice to mining companies throughout Mexico and has worked on more than 120 projects since it was established just nine years ago. The company’s mission is to make mining processes easier for its clients by drawing on the extensive industry experience of the company’s founders, Francisco and Antonio Esparza, and the rest of the team. “The mining industry represents a significant proportion of the country to generate income, and we have tried to open the door to those opportunities for our clients. The success that we have had has been a result of the excellent communication between us and our clients,” adds Esparza García. “Investing in services to address challenging water, social and environmental issues is a must for mining companies because of the time and money that they will save in the long run. If companies would only take the time to request consulting services in advance, it would make everything much easier; we are trying to teach them how to optimize the return on their investments, and to be cost effective,” he says. “The vast experience that we have has led to us helping clients facing many different situations, many of which come up again and again, allowing us to share information internally and apply proven best practices with different clients, on different projects, all the while keeping our confidentiality agreements.” The company has worked in 11 of Mexico’s 31 states, and is looking to continue growing, both inside and outside of Mexico. “We can work in any state. We have foreseen opening an office in Canada in order to be present more widely in the industry, and to keep on learning. By working with Canadians in Canada, we will learn a lot about how to work with them here in Mexico, too,” concludes Esparza García.