Following Foreign Minister Felipe Solá's visit to Mexico in January within the framework of the CELAC Summit, food industry businesspeople announced the purchase of Argentine technological machinery to gather and transport fresh milk, and to produce milk powder.
Mexican company SEGALMEX (Mexican Food Security) announced in January the construction of a milk-processing plant with the capacity to process one million litres a day in the Mexican city of Durango. The investment will be supplemented by the construction of two other plants with the capacity to process 800,000 litres a day in Zacatecas and Tabasco.
In response to the announcement, the Foreign Ministry arranged a mission for the Mexican businesspeople to go to Córdoba and Santa Fe—two provinces that have been working jointly with the Ministry—to visit the companies that manufacture the machines used by the dairy industry.
The Mexican businesspeople valued the technological capacity and quality of the products, and decided to purchase state-of-the-art Argentine machinery for the milk drying process. In addition, they will purchase Argentine machinery for packaging milk powder.
During his mission to Mexico, Foreign Minister Solá and the Secretary for International Economic Relations, Jorge Neme, had met with the Mexican Secretary for Agriculture and Rural Development, Víctor Manuel Villalobos, and it had been agreed that Mexican food business representatives would visit the dairy industry areas.
Solá highlighted the bilateral relationship and the joint work with the Mexican businesspeople, and proposed that the Dairy Institute forge ties with universities and training centers in Mexico. Furthermore, they have a planned visit to Mexico in mid-June.
"We have started to export Argentine technology to a sister nation," underscored the Foreign Minister.