Ricardo Noriega
Mexico Director
CAID Industries
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CAID Industries: Personalized Services Without Shortcuts

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 03/25/2021 - 16:08

Q: What problems in the mining process does CAID Industries solve?

A: We have been a reliable solutions provider for a number of industries since 1947. Mining is an important sector for us. We can solve numerous problems for mining operators through services such as manufacturing of specialized equipment, including tanks, heat exchangers, pipe and spools for different mining processes. However, much of our experience is focused on the copper cathode industry and the electrowinning of copper. We have one million patented cathodes working worldwide and this continues to be our core business within the mining industry.

Q: What has CAID Industries learned from its 40 years of experience in the mining sector?

A: Mining is an ever-evolving industry, which suits us because we specialize in the development of custom products and solutions. We are supported by a world-class engineering team based in Tucson, Arizona, that helps us meet the ever-changing standards and realities of this industry. In mining, you need to develop a very clear idea of what the customer wants to accomplish before you start working. There are no shortcuts, and in that sense, we do not launch a project until we have arrived at the conclusion. Once the project has been approved, we integrate technologies into a service package. We specialize in the welding of metals, such as stainless steel, special alloys, duplex alloys and aluminum. The mining industry also demands speed, which we have a reputation for being able to provide.

Q: How has being part of Samuel helped the company have a better presence in the mining sector?

A: We officially began doing business in Mexico one year ago to help support our existing customers in the Mexican market. Our goal is to be closer to the mines and worksites in order to cater to our customer’s needs, especially when it comes to providing cathodes on-site in Mexico. This helps improve the timing of our services in the country. CAID Industries started as a family-owned business and is now a part of a larger family own business, Samuel, Son & Co.  Being a part of Samuel, we can expand upon this model and structure. Samuel is one of the largest family-owned businesses in Canada specializing in the metal products industry since 1855. Thanks to that support, we now have more than 6,500 employees in North America, which gives us even more flexibility. The fact that we remain as a family-owned business, lets us make decisions that publicly owned companies find quite hard to accomplish, while the umbrella of Samuel gives us the financial muscle to operate at much higher scales, as well as offering much higher integrated end products and services.

Q: What are your most important priorities within the Mexican market?

A: Our entry into Mexico was a strategy we had in place for several years. Today, we see it as one of our key opportunities. Mining in Mexico is an extremely active and important industry and we have many Canadian clients whose assets in Mexico have only grown in importance within their portfolios. We want to increase our manufacturing and delivery capacity within the country as well as increasing the size and staff of our facilities and our integrated resources to manufacture any size products and solutions. We eventually want to be close to the customers with products through entire design and development cycles in Mexico. We want our engineering and custom-made manufacturing, which we consider to be two of our most important value adds, to be fully available to support our customers in Mexico.o. specializes in diversified vertical integrated solutions. The company’s range of capabilities includes engineering, custom and large-scale manufacturing, pressure vessels, factory automation, precision machining, and extensive mine technologies and services.

CAID Industries, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. specializes in diversified vertical integrated solutions. The company’s range of capabilities includes engineering, custom and large-scale manufacturing, pressure vessels, factory automation, precision machining, and extensive mine technologies and services.

Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst