Author: Luis Salazar

Luis Salazar is our Commercial Director at Columbus McKinnon de Mexico.
Columbus McKinnnon Brings CMCO University to Mexico

Columbus McKinnnon Brings CMCO University to Mexico

CMCO University de Mexico

Columbus McKinnon recently opened “CMCO University” in Mexico. The facility will be used to give training to customers, channel partners, and employees. The campus is located within the Santiago Tianguistenco manufacturing plant, near the city of Toluca. It includes 80 square meters of classroom training space and 300 square meters of laboratories and workshops.

“CMCO University is 100% dedicated to delivering knowledge for the operation, installation and repair of hoist and rigging products.” said Rosangel Garcia, Training Coordinator for Latin America. She continued, “When we designed the facility, we modeled the classroom and workshop after the training facility in Tonawanda, New York, USA.”

The modifications to the classroom building and shop floor were completed in November 2012 and officially opened for internal training at that time. The first training class for Columbus McKinnon customers was held in February.

Future plans include additional training classes for customers throughout the Latin America region. The ability to provide education within the region, in the customers’ local language, is a key element in the CMCO strategy of staying close to the customer.

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Luis Salazar
Luis Salazar is our Commercial Director at Columbus McKinnon de Mexico.
CM de Mexico Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

CM de Mexico Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

ISO-9001

CM de Mexico received ISO 9001:2008 certification recently from Quality Services Registrars (QSR). The certification is valid through November 2015.

The project was planned and launched in November 2011 and required less than a year to complete the activities. The longest phase of the project was the documentation and establishment of the policies and procedures which took 10 months to complete.

Daniel Cuevas, plant manager remarked, “The project was a team effort. Everyone throughout the plant was involved, but I want to give special thanks to Leonel Lara and Pablo Alvaro as our Management Representative and Internal Quality Auditor.”

CM de Mexico did not use any external consultants on the project. Instead they relied on the expertise of numerous associates that already had ISO 9001 experience.

“I was very pleased with everyone’s participation and enthusiasm.” Daniel continued, “Now it is important for us to maintain the system. We need to improve every day.”

Luis Salazar
Luis Salazar is our Commercial Director at Columbus McKinnon de Mexico.