The use of materials and techniques of high quality as well as the application of state-of-the-art technology guarantee a supply that complies with international standards.
Metallurgy and metalworking
The main metallurgy products meet the requirements of multiple activities: mining, cement factories, agriculture, fishing, hydro electrical stations, and sugar industry. The most important product is copper wire, whose high demand is due to its usage as an input for the manufacturing of conductivity wires. Other products include copper rods, laminated bars, as well as thin zinc plates.
As for metalworking, Peru is centered in encouraging a high value-added export supply. The manufacturing of machinery and components for the mining, construction and fishing sectors as well as engineering equipment for large projects are the main products of this industry. Peruvian metalworking also produces auto part replacements and original equipment manufacturing for the glass industry, gasket and brake system production, and machinery for the food industry, among others.
Peruvian cotton occurs in two varieties: Pima and Tangüis, which is processed into either flat or weaved fabric, produce garments like T-shirts, polo shirts, sweaters, shorts, pants, as well as baby clothes, which are oriented to a market segment that prioritizes quality.
Peruvian garments are commercialized by renowned brands and important international apparel chains such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Lacoste, Liz Claiborne, Massimo Dutti, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Swiss Army, Tommy Hilfiger, and Zara, among others.
Alpaca wool is extremely soft and delicate to the tact, and has no comparison to any other kind of fiber or wool. It is a strong and resistant fiber, ideal for industrial processing. It owns thermal properties and is easy to dye into 14 industrial colors.
The fiber is manually classified and is used to make cloths, sweaters, accessories, and blankets; it also can be mixed with other natural fibers. Peru is the largest producer of alpaca and vicuña wool.
It features the manufacturing of fundamental inputs for the mining, agro industry, and fishing sectors. This industry has reached a highly diversified degree and there exist more than one hundred plants that offer a number of products that surpass 200 substances. Its main products are zinc oxide, boric acid, dicalcium phosphate, lead oxide, and acrylic fibers, as well as pharmaceutical and cleaning products.
The Peruvian Amazon region is a strategic reserve to the sustainable world production of lumber. Many tropical species like mahogany, cedar, cumala, congona, and capirona are successfully entering the international market transformed into products like saw milled wood, boards, and plywood, as well as in the manufacturing of furniture, doors, molds, and others used in construction.
The sector is adapting to its new legal framework and to the sustainability of forest resources through the granting of concessions requiring the implementation of responsible management practices and environmental protection. These concessions are now mandatory for the access to custodian chains and/or forest certification. The main export companies have started out the modernization of their plants in all their production chain: sawmilling, drying kilns, molds, and machinery, having the purpose to add more value to their products. This sector also consists of paper industry plants that offer products such as diapers and several types of paper that supply the graphic and editorial industry.
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