Los Mochis, Sinaloa.- The Covid-19 pandemic and the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine have caused problems of up to 50% in the equipment sourcing on the part of the factories, reflecting in lower sales and a strong shortage of raw materials for the manufacture of necessary parts in this industry, says Mario Cadena Payán.
The representative in Sinaloa of the New Holland tractor brand, widely used in Sinaloa agriculture, reveals that another collateral effect that has been affecting them lately is the increase in shipping and freight costs, due to the fact that these have skyrocketed and have led to a rise in most of the costs of inputs that is affecting all agricultural producers.
He indicated that, from this point of view, the impact of the pandemic has been totally negative in this industry, due to the dismantling of production processes in many of the companies that manufacture supplies and parts worldwide, where even many do not they managed to survive and finally closed their doors, and those that are still standing have been fighting to try to restore all their processes, but this will still take time.
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He indicated that fortunately New Holland has a production plant directly here in Mexico and that has allowed them to suffer less from the attacks caused by these global phenomena, but they still face production problems in half of the brands they handle, but they hope that This is gradually being overcome as the production lines are reestablished in the different supply companies worldwide, where those of tires and spare parts stand out, mainly.
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