By August 1, 2014, the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group will have opened a sales office in Lima, the capital city of Peru. The goal is to build up a local service team that supervises projects on location. “Peru’s mining sector is the fastest growing mining sector in South America. Many investments are being planned for the coming years. Furthermore, Peru has a large number of mineral resources that have not yet been tapped into,” reports Silvia Braatz, Director of Peru Operations (Fig. 1), and continues, saying, “Our target groups are therefore primarily mining companies and the mining industry.” The team will focus on the high-quality textile and steel cord conveyor belts made by ContiTech.
The sales office will mainly be operated by the Conti-Tech production location in Santiago de Chile in Chile. This guarantees short transport routes. In addition to the sale of textile and steel cord conveyor belts, like the ContiTech STAHLCORD® for example, the development of a service team is also being planned. Among other things, the employees will handle assembly work as well as repairs directly at the mine operators in Peru (Fig. 2).