EFC has evolved over time to now become a purchasing center with modern management in the supply of industrial supplies for maintenance, repair and operation, highlighted its commercial manager, Mauricio Melinchón, during a corporate presentation at the conference day Heading to PERUMIN, a prelude event to the largest academic-commercial convention of the mining sector in the country, organized by the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP).
"Our purchasing area is divided into three parts: consolidation, because we want our clients to find in us what they would have to look for in dozens or hundreds of suppliers; direct charges, focused on those products not inventoried and imported and delivered in precise times; and commercial agreements, dedicated to those clients with whom we have a very close relationship to anticipate logistical problems and changes of code items", the executive explained.
He also highlighted that the company is actively working to maintain alliances with top-level international factories to guarantee shipments in its distribution area, specifically in the divisions of industrial safety, tools and instrumentation, electrical and lighting materials.
"EFC currently manages eight supply lines: comprehensive supply, camp equipment, construction materials, industrial hardware, electrical materials, industrial tools and industrial safety. And through them we have supplied more than 100,000 item codes", he said.
Sales at a good pace and preference
According to Mauricio Melinchón, EFC's annual sales amount to USD 50 million and 60% comes from its business with the mining sector, 20% from construction and 20% from agriculture, fishing and telecommunications.
"We are a team of 250 employees and three operations headquarters in Surquillo, Chorrillos and Arequipa. We also have 20 foreign trade executives to purchase items from the United States, Europe, Asia and Oceania", he said.
EFC has earned the preference of several economic sectors, to the point that today its clients include the 20 most important mining companies in Peru. The company's success lies in the fact that its main focus is to reduce its clients’ supply costs, which implies better monitoring of purchasing operations, fewer suppliers to evaluate, savings in administrative costs, access to greater financing and personalized attention.
Self-improvement year after year
In the words of Mauricio Melinchón, EFC's DNA is to remain in constant transformation to meet the service expectations of its customers, surpass the previous year’s performance and continue to consolidate its position as the leading company in industrial supply.
"Every year we set a new goal for ourselves. We hire an external company to evaluate us on operational, commercial, financial, legal and quality management aspects. And in the last homologation in 2021 we obtained an A grade with a score of 98.03%. This allows us to be at the level of our national and international clients", he acknowledged.