The Grupo Silgest in Senegal
Last November, the 4th International Mining Exhibition Senegal 2016 was held in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Grupo Silgest attended this fair for the first time as exhibitor of its three companies: La Herramienta Industrial, specialized in machinery and industrial supply; Pertesa, specialized in industrial supply of personal protection equipment (EPIS); and La Herramienta Express, specialized in industrial hardware supplies with very short delivery times. It was a very satisfactory meeting. All the companies related to mining in the region are concentrated in this fair, both mines in the exploitation phase, as well as mines in the process of exploration and in the process of establishment.
The Ministry of Mines of Senegal, with its minister Aly N’Gouille Ndiaye at the head, is making a very strong bet for the development of the mining sector, due to the great amount of resources of the country as well as the great economic development and the great amount of employment that is generated in the regions where the mines are installed, and the auxiliary companies. Our representative in this fair, Jorge Perez, had the opportunity to have an interesting talk directly with him.
The Minister of Mines of Senegal visiting our stand at the fair.
It was a very satisfactory meeting. All the companies related to mining in the region are concentrated in this fair, both mines in the exploitation phase and mines in the process of exploration and establishment.
The presence of the Grupo Silgest has generated a great interest since we offer ourselves as a global supplier for any need that a mine may have, due to the great diversity of products offered by our three specialized companies. La Herramienta Industrial, a leading supplier of industrial machinery; Pertesa, in everything related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for workers; and La Herramienta Express, a company specialized in hardware and industrial supplies. Our presence at this fair was the first step towards our entry and growth in the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) countries.