Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution driven by the impact of digital technology and data processing. This process lays the groundwork for what we know as Smart Factory.
As a result, it has generated momentum for productivity and increasing automation. The development of information technologies and the analytical capacity of large databases are impacting the economy in numerous ways, including forms of production, and presenting new challenges for countries and companies.
We seek to promote, facilitate and strengthen the positioning of Chilean industries abroad, highlighting the technological development that makes their products more efficient and competitive. We contribute to the generation of productive supply lines and the strengthening of global value chains.
We focus on export companies, SMBs and large companies that can generate a positive impact on employment. We seek to accelerate their commercial expansion into new markets.
Smart Factories are recognized as such when companies embark upon digital transformation by integrating sensors and data analysis infrastructure, allowing them to have many times the level of productivity of their competitors. It is said that an abundance of information and easily-available knowledge is creating a “smarter world".
We set up public-private working groups to design international expansion plans. We promote alliances and associations in the industry, creating support networks. In addition, we generate relevant information to enable businesses to find out about market opportunities, and we facilitate promotional tools, such as support initiatives and actions.
Objectives of ProChile:
We seek to promote, facilitate, and strengthen the positioning of National Industries internationally, emphasising the technologic development that makes the exportable supply more efficient and competitive. We contribute to the creation of supply chains and strengthen global value chains.
Our focal points are Exporting Companies, small, medium and large size companies that can generate an impact in employment. We want to accelerate their trade openness to new markets.
Through the creation of a Public-Private work groups we designed an Internationalization Plan. We encourage collaborative alliances in the Industry, triggering supporting networks. Likewise, we generate relevant information, in order to publicize market opportunities and facilitate Marketing Tools, such as Initiatives and Support Actions.
This is a sector made up of a large variety of companies, an important number of which are grouped together in the ASIMET and ASEXMA trade associations, which have more than 200 industry members. The main export markets are Peru, the United States, Brazil, and Argentina, accounting for an average of 50% of metallurgy-metalworking sector exports. The sector’s main value-added products are copper wire, respiratory apparatuses and gas masks, motor vehicle parts and accessories (mainly gearboxes), copper bars, rods and profiles, other alloy steels, and hollow drill bars and rods, either of alloyed or unalloyed steels.
Globally, aquaculture currently makes up 30% of hydrobiological resource production and this is forecasted to reach 70% by 2050. This growth is based on the incentives and policies that countries are implementing to develop the sector, especially in Latin America. In this context, Chile is an example of success in the industrialization and competitiveness of its aquaculture sector.
The largest number of goods come from the plastic industry (such as packaging, cages and nets), the metallurgy-metalworking industry (refrigeration facilities, machines and apparatuses for cold production, boilers, and drilling and boring machines, among others), the chemicals industry (boat paints), the electronics and technology solutions sector (LED lighting systems and non-conventional renewable energies). There are a wide range of services offered that include environmental consultancy, aquaculture system installation design, genetic material study services, planting and technology consultancy.
According to a report by the Chilean Copper Commission (CHILCO) entitled Trends in Uses and Demands of Copper Products, copper began to be used as an antimicrobial material for public health to avoid hospital infections in 2009. It was reported that up to 92% of the bacteria present on surfaces on which copper alloys had been applied disappeared during these initial trials. Copper then began to be applied to hospital utensils, gowns, caps, and other items of clothing. This has created a positive image of the country abroad, generating good presentation credentials in international markets. Chile is known to possess the world’s largest natural copper supply and the relationship between copper technology and natural supply could bring opportunity and visibility to Chile.
Chile is internationally recognized for our forestry products in international markets.
Both large companies and SMEs offer a wide range of wooden manufactured products, components and, supplies that are tailored for intermediate or final use, destined for the furniture and construction industries. In the case of the wood industry, the products on offer include sawn and processed timber, construction supplies, prefabricated buildings, parts, and pieces of wood.
The packaging sector in Chile is moving towards increasingly sustainable development. Important achievements have been recorded in optimizing sizes and reducing materials, which is a significant contribution. The sector is now seeking to ensure that the main trends point toward the use of materials with a reduced impact throughout their life cycle, in which biodegradability is their main characteristic and their total ecological footprint is reduced. The trade associations CENEM, ASIPLA and ANIR make up the sector’s working group and between them have 134 member companies.
This sector is made up of around 42 pharmaceutical companies authorized by the Public Health Institute (ISP). The industry exports to more than 58 countries, mainly in Latin America. Furthermore, shipments have been sent to Europe and some middle-eastern countries, such as Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, and Jordan. The sector’s main stakeholders are the Cámera Nacional de Laboratorios (National Chamber of Laboratories, CANALAB) and the Asociación Industrial de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos (Industrial Association of Pharmaceutical Laboratories, ASILFA).