QUALITY AND INNOVATION
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY

A philosophy of responsible and proactive operation has garnered national and international recognitions for AHMSA and its companies.

A national prize was bestowed during the XIII Electrical Power Saving Contest in the Large Industrial Enterprises category. AHMSA was recertified for three more years by the ISO-14001 standard.

Integrated systems were established for quality, health and environment in Cold Rolling 1, Structural Shapes and Maintenance and Services.

Outstanding among these are the multiple “Clean Industry” certifications issued by Mexico’s Evironmental Protection Department, the Environmental prize granted by the Mexican Chamber of Mining, and the Environmental Excellence Award, given by the Latin American Mining Organism.

AHMSA’s hot rolling department was approved by the audit of the quality system, based on the European Standard EN 10025:2004.

MICARE, MIMOSA, CEMESA, Hércules and La Perla were approved by the ISO 9001:2000 standard, without observations.

Quality and Innovation

Trabajo en Equipo en 2014

  • Seventy projects were concluded in the Quality Circles andImprovement Groups during 2009. Two of them were in the area of Quality, 39 in Productivity, 22 in Safety, 5 in Environmental Protection, and 2 in Electrical Power Saving.
  • The Drager quality circle, in Mine VII of the MICARE Unit, won first place in the Twentieth National 2009 Forum of Quality Circles.
  • As part of the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) contest on Innovation and Application of New Technologies, The MICARE Unit obtained approval of the geophysical technology projects applied to the exploration of coal and development of regional purveyors for the supply of critical components for the coal industry.
  • The National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) awarded Minera del Norte (previously Minerales Monclova) a recognition and a fiscal stimulus for research and development of a specific technology for the operation of iron mines in the “Cuerpo Aceros” deposits located in Hércules, Coahuila.
year Institution
2010 AMTE, XI National Congress of Quality Circles
2010 AMTE, VI Meeting Six Sigma Teams
2011 AMTE, XI Meeting Strategic Methodologies
2012 Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare
2014 Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
2014 AMTE, X Meeting of Six Sigma Teams
2014 AMTE, XXV National Congress of Quality Circles
2015 Team excellence award, Organized by ITEA-ASQ (American Society For Qality), Nashville, TN Recognition “Creative Solution/Action”

Certifications and Awards

Cerro del Mercado Unit

Steckel

Metallurgical Laboratory

MICARE

NASA

AHMSA Product

Hot Rolling

Cold Rolled 1

Steelworks & CC

MIMOSA

AHMSA Marine Material

AHMSA Product

Hot Rolling

Cold Rolled 2

AHMSA Environmental

LA PERLA

AHMSA Product

AHMSA

Hot Rolling

Metallurgical Laboratory

AHMSA Environmental

HÉRCULES

AHMSA Product