The Minister of Economy led the business development agenda in Switzerland

The Minister of Economy led the business development agenda in Switzerland

Lucerne in Sweden is the new phase of the investment promotion mission, which is led by Minister of Economy Nicolas Grau, with the support of InvestChile, within the framework of the presidential tour to Europe, which has already visited Germany and Sweden.

On Saturday, the Secretary of State participated in a business program organized jointly with the Embassy of Chile and the Swiss State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO). In this regard, “We held meetings this Saturday with the Swiss Minister of Economy, companies of various sizes and sectors. In addition to interesting investment possibilities in Chile, we talked about the manufacturing and learning model at the Swiss company. “There is a lot to learn from these models,” he commented.

Minister Kira had the opportunity to learn about the experience of the company Thermoplan, which produces 36 thousand coffee machines annually (its main client is Starbucks) and the preferences and habits of their users.

Later, Andritz Hydro, a developer and facility provider for hydropower plants in other sectors in Chile for 20 years (with plants in Collina and Dalcahuano), visited the plant. Paposo, Chile and the first power generation initiative in Latin America based on closed loop recycling of desalinated water.

mining and more

In the afternoon, the Minister met with Gary Nagel, CEO of Glencore, one of the world’s most relevant companies in the mining sector in 35 countries (Compañía Minera Lomas Bayas and Altonorte) with three operations in Chile. Metallurgical Complex and Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi), and more than 1,800 employees in the country.

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After the meeting, Grau visited the Mount Pilates cable car, a representative of Geobrook, a manufacturer of cables that support the cabins of these transport devices and has a presence in Chile in the infrastructure and mining sectors and protection services against natural disasters, thanks to the Rancagua plant.

Finally, the Minister of Economy held an extended meeting with representatives of six companies from sectors such as mining, technological innovation, health products, high-precision motors and training, where he presented an overview of Chile’s prospects. and the dual education model that Switzerland has successfully implemented.

It should be noted that the investment promotion agenda of the Ministry and InvestChile will conclude this Monday in Paris with a series of meetings with local companies.


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