ST. LOUIS, MI (PRWEB) February 17, 2006
The Doe Run Company’s subsidiary, Doe Run Peru, has signed an agreement to assist small- and medium-sized businesses with increasing their capabilities to do businesses with larger, global companies. The agreement, created by a branch of the Peruvian government, establishes a strategic alliance enabling large companies to have their goods and services needs met by small and medium businesses based in Peru.
The Peruvian Ministry of Production says the goal of the alliance is to strengthen the competitiveness of regional businesses, which in the past have been unable to meet the needs of the large business sector; improved companies will be able to deliver greater quality and increased sales. Through technical assistance, training, and technology transfer, more small- and medium-sized companies will be better qualified to do business with large, regional and global companies. The overall benefit to the region will be realized with a higher caliber of local business offerings and increased revenue from the improved business relations between the larger companies with a presence in Peru, such as Doe Run Peru, with local and regional companies.
The one-year, renewable agreement was signed on Jan. 13 by Doe Run Peru and Ministry of Production officials at the Huancayo Chamber of Commerce, Huancayo, Peru.
“This agreement confirms Doe Run Peru’s commitment to shift more of its procurement to the region and is aimed at motivating the local enterprise to meet its potential through the development of competencies,” explained Dr. Juan Carlos Huyhua, general manager of Doe Run Peru. “Such an arrangement is essential for these smaller companies to get ahead and be successful in a global, competitive environment.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Doe Run Peru will:
- provide information to small- and medium-sized business solutions (SMBs) on the demand of goods and services required for Doe Run Peru operations;
- support technical assistance and training provided SMBs regarding management skills, quality systems and technology transfer;
- promote the purchase of goods and services from SMBs; and
- broadcast to the general business sector Doe Run Peru’s policies and terms for purchasing goods and services.
The Ministry of Production agreed to:
- support companies in implementing programs aimed at innovation and the development of offerings that respond to market trends;
- provide technical assistance and training on management, organization, and quality systems to SMBs in the program;
- make available to businessmen the methodologies and tools for development of providers; and
- promote the formation of consortiums and other cooperatives as needed.
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral production, metals fabrication, recycling and reclamation. The company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services needed to provide power, protection and convenience through premium products and associated metals including lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver. As the operator of one of the world’s only multi-metal facilities and the Americas’ largest integrated lead producer, Doe Run employs more than 4,000 people, with U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and Peruvian operations in Cobriza and La Oroya. Committed to sustainable development, The Doe Run Company has helped bring electrical power, business training, educational opportunities and improved telecommunications to rural communities in Peru and the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.