Los Conce is another of the companies with years of experience that is part of Enel's supplier network and thus forms its value chain. In 1980 it was born in a small workshop in the Barracas neighborhood and grew to become a benchmark in the manufacture of transformers and reactors, thanks to its constant investment in technology, training, and infrastructure.
More than 40 years later, it has its own industrial plant with a total area of 20.000 m2 in Esteban Echeverría, where it can repair equipment up to 300 MVA 525 kV and manufacture up to 150 MVA and 220 kV.
Javier Charvez is a mechanical engineer with a master's degree in Administration. Among his roles within Los Conce, which employs about 120 people, stands out that of commercial technical coordinator, in addition to providing after-sales service. He says that the relationship with Enel has been going on for years, especially for the manufacture of 80 mva transformers.
“We have permanent contact with Edesur to repair machines, as well as permanent service in machine assembly in substations or movement of transformers. Power machine repairs happen all the time, mainly", he explained.
He pointed out that before a call from Enel “two things can happen: to arrive with a diagnosis of the failure or to go to evaluate the situation and give the report”, it is then that based on the diagnosis it is decided whether the repair is done instead or in the factory. In the case of large machines, work is done on site.
Regarding the relationship with Enel, he acknowledges that "these have been years of dealing with the same engineers and specialists and that makes it easier, since they are interlocutors with whom we maintain permanent contact".
“In my personal case, I have been in the company for 17 years. We seek to update, evolve. We work a lot outside the country, but now with the pandemic that is a bit slowed down", he acknowledged and specified that the Covid-19 crisis forced them to add new security processes in their factories.
In recent years, the firm added quality certifications to reach international standards, which oblige them to undergo periodic audits in order to verify that compliance levels are maintained. In addition to being part of Enel's supplier network, they reach clients from different parts of the world such as Mexico, Chile, Paraguay and even Cameroon.
During these months of pandemic, the factory did not stop its work because they were suppliers to the electricity sector, an area considered essential. The Conce, another valuable piece of our value chain.