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Written by Mateo Rafael Tablado Translated by María Murgui

Interviewee Víctor Flórez, Mining General Manager for Carbomas


Carbomas operates in strategic locations which facilitate the exportation of its coke mineral products, besides optimizing its production by investing on equipment and developing its workforce.


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arbomas’ business

Metallurgy Engineering from the

consists in the

National University of Colombia, and

exploration,

afterwards he earned a Postgraduate

extraction and

Degree in Business Administration

commercialization

from the University of Santander

of minerals. Such

(also in Colombia).

activities are developed through

His experience in the mining sector has expanded on for more than 13

its brands Carbomas and Metalmax.

years, having worked in companies

The company was created by a

such as Cerro Matoso and Prodeco,

business group formed in 2015 in

moving up from operational positions

the Department of North Santander,

to management before being hired by

Colombia.

Carbomas in August 2020.

“As a business group, we are

“During these years I have worked

currently known as the largest

in production and strategic planning

producer of ultra-low phosphorus

positions”. Flórez said.

coke in Colombia”, pointed out Víctor Flórez Mejía, Carbomas Mining National Manager. EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE MINING SECTOR Flórez graduated in Mining and

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WIDE EXPERIENCE THROUGH DIFFERENT OPERATIONS Carbomas develops its operation in different departments in Colombia, producing mainly thermal coal, coking coal and copper concentrates: • Department of Córdoba:


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Carbomas has a thermal coal open

Three underground mining operations

pit mine, besides currently operating

and four exploration projects. Coking

two thermal coal exploration projects,

coal is obtained out of the working

expecting to bring over 11,000

operations, along with the extraction

BTU (British Thermal Units) to the

of ultra-low phosphorus coke, used

international coal market, with a sulfur

in ferroalloys.

concentration below 1%. • Department of North Santander:

• Department of Cesar: Copper exploration projects in its exploration

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stage, operations are expected to beguin in the Q4 2021 to export copper concentrate from the ports of Santa Marta (Department of Magdalena) and Barranquilla (Department of Atlantic). • Department of La Guajira: Copper project recently assigned by the Colombian government. The deposit is in the La Jagua del Pilar Municipality and its exploration would

THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR WORKS TO BE PERFORMED Exploration projects Carbomas is in charge of, which are several at a national level, have led the company to take the decision of acquiring both underground and surface drilling machinery, which could result in cost reduction of approximately 6% per drilled ft in these projects. Carbomas relies on equipment such

take place

as scanners for underground mining,

in Q4 2021. This strategic reserve

among its advanced technological

was given through the National

solutions, which can give information

Mining Agency for its exploration

about the tunnels with great accuracy

and exploitation, and was assigned

for applications in topography

by public tender.

processes, mining planning and

“We were fortunate to be the first company benefited with the

geotechnics. In managerial matters, the company

assignment of this block”, the

is implementing an ERP system

executive said.

which will optimize its processes. This system, along with the acquisition of

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We are the largest producer of ultra-low phosphorus coke in Colombia - Víctor Flórez Mejía, National Mining Manager at Carbomas

exploration machinery equipped with

importance is given to its suppliers, an

the most advanced technology, will

integral and highly valued part of its

result a greater efficiency in cost.

productive chain.

“Nowadays, plenty of technological

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Companies such as Boart Longyear,

advances applied to mining have

Caterpillar, Cino Mining, Dassault

been developed, these allow us to be

Systèmes and Komatsu, among

more cost-efficient and increase our

others, provide Carbomas’ operations

productivity”, Flórez declared.

with value.

STRATEGIC SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS Carbomas’ strategic stockholders

TOWARDS GREATER SECURITY AMONG THE HUMAN TEAM Among traits shared by Carbomas’

and partners are highly valued

workers, their energy, the fact of self-

regarding their contribution to the

imposing high growing goals, as well

company’s operations, and this same

as the evolution of a culture of security


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- Víctor Flórez Mejía, National Mining Manager at Carbomas

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and respect for the environment

surrounding its operations are based

certainly stand out, besides giving

on mutual benefits, encouraged

value to the communities where the

by the creation of self-sustainable

company operates.

development programs for these

Carbomas’ workforce is currently going through a transformation

settlements. Among the renowned efforts for

towards a self-care culture in each

this purpose are the alliances created

of its collaborators, thus favoring

along local governments with the

a more secure and healthier

purpose of promoting the growth of

working atmosphere. REAL BENEFITS FOR NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES The relationships between Carbomas and the communities

the communities where the company has got influence. The main aspects in which Carbomas has become as an agent for change among these communities

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It is really important for us to bring value to the communities where we work at - Víctor Flórez Mejía, National Mining Manager at Carbomas

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include agriculture, construction

Their vision in a few years’ time is

of access roads, education, and

to become the mining company

jobs generation.

with the largest quantity of mineral products in its portfolio in Colombia.

“It is really important for us to bring value to the communities where we work at”, the manager stressed.

Nowadays, the company makes a place for itself in the products obtained from lines of work such as coke, metallurgic coke, coking

PORTFOLIO GROWTH TOWARDS THE FUTURE

coal, thermal coal, copper

Carbomas is setting highly important

concentrates and gold.

challenges, which are within reach.

FOUNDED:

2015 INDUSTRY:

Mining CONTACT: victor.florez@carbomas.com

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