Industrial Machinery Companies in Colombia
Industrial machinery companies in Colombia are of great importance for the Colombian economy and have become an important target for the international market. The country has much to offer, not only in the agricultural sector but also in the construction, textile, and manufacturing industry. As the companies strengthen their exports in products such as coffee, fruits, and vegetables, flowers, packaging, paper, and shoes, they invest in technology and machinery for better production results.
Specialized machinery allows companies to perfect and make efficient their production at lower costs and be more competitive in the local and international market.
For a long time, Colombian manufacturers imported machinery as there were no local machinery industries to buy from. The total imports of machinery in 2003 amounted to US 601.3 million, according to data from the National Tax and Customs Directorate of Colombia (DIAN). Construction equipment and machinery for manufacturing of textiles, clothing, and leather were the most imported products by Colombia, concentrating 61.3% of the market. However, as these numbers increased, many local engineers dedicated their knowledge to find ways to supply this demand locally, seeking to strengthen the national industry and contribute to the economic and social progress of the country.
Currently, local machinery manufacturers have become strong and significant suppliers for the industry, both locally and internationally. Colombia stands out in its exports of machinery for the agricultural industry, reaching 51 countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, the United States, and Peru and 584 international clients. The value of exports in 2019 was US 23.9 million.
Products such as farm equipment, ovens, construction machinery, and food processing machines are some of the many industrial types of machinery that Colombian manufacturers offer among others.