DavyMarkham to address international trade conference

Posted on 30 Jan 2012

Heavy engineers DavyMarkham will explain to business leaders how it won contracts in South America at a networking event run by UK Trade and Investment in York in February.

Sales director Gordon Scott has been invited to present at the ‘Journey through Latin America’ conference at the Royal York Hotel on February 23.
The event is part of a five-day road show organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) which includes panel discussions, presentations and one-to-one meetings.

Mr Scott will highlight the success of DavyMarkham’s $5.4 million mining sector project in Peru. The company secured the contract last year to provide two heavy duty mine hoists to the fourth largest producer of zinc and silver in the world.

DavyMarkham's Scott Gordon will show firms how the heavy engineer accessed the Peru market

The project was the first contract win in Peru for DavyMarkham and the hoists will be used at Volcan’s Pique Andaychagua mining project in the Yauli province, 150km northeast of the Peruvian capital Lima.
Gordon, who has worked for DavyMarkham for 33 years after joining the company as a design engineer in the mining department, said: “This is a great opportunity for DavyMarkham to cement our reputation as leading industry experts,” says Mr Gordon.

“I will be talking about breaking into the mining sector in Peru, which is new and unique territory for DavyMarkham. I’ll be discussing how we approached the project, how we recruited an agent, successfully won our first contract with Volcan and also our plans for the future.

He adds: “The Peruvian project has been such a success story for the company that I hope it inspires others. I will also be looking to glean information from other industry representatives about their work in different areas of Latin America, such as Mexico and Chile, to help DavyMarkham expand our markets further.”