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    annual report 2014
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    LEADERSHIP
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    TALENT
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    TECHNOLOGY
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    INNOVATION
  • IN 2014, WE CONTINUED INVESTING AND LEVERAGING ON THE STRENGTHS WE HAVE BUILT OVER TIME, LIKE OUR TALENTED PEOPLE, CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES, A HIGH LEVEL OF INNOVATION AND MARKET LEADERSHIP. THIS WAY, WE EXPANDED AND OPTIMIZED OUR PRODUCTION FACILITIES, BROADENED OUR MARKETS AND ADDED VALUE TO OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

  • ALFA is the largest independent producer of complex aluminum components for the automotive industry in the world, and one of the world’s largest producers of polyester (PTA, PET and fibers). In addition, it leads the Mexican market in petrochemicals such as polypropylene, expandable polystyrene and caprolactam. ALFA is an important producer, marketer and distributor of highly recognized branded foods in Mexico, the United States and Europe, as well as a leading provider of information technology and telecommunications services for the enterprise segment in Mexico. ALFA also operates in the hydrocarbons industry in Mexico and the United States. In 2014, ALFA reported revenues of Ps. 229,226 million (U.S. $17.2 billion), and EBITDA of Ps. 27,116 million (U.S. $2 billion). Currently, ALFA has manufacturing facilities in 24 countries and employs more than 70,400 people. ALFA’s shares are quoted on the Mexican Stock Exchange and on Latibex, the market for Latin American shares of the Madrid Stock Exchange.

Alpek ~ petrochemical complex in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

LEADERSHIP

#1

in the world in the production of complex aluminum auto components

leading

integrated producer of polyester in North America

Our companies are constantly striving to improve efficiency and to develop new products and services. With this, they have achieved leading positions in most of the markets they serve.

Control room, cogeneration plant.

Alpek ~ cogeneration plant, Cosoleacaque, Ver., Mexico.

TALENT

70,453

employees

40

nationalities and
15 languages

Our work force is comprised of people from many nations, with different cultures, traditions, disciplines and working habits. This blend constitutes one of our greatest strengths: it allows our companies to exchange knowledge and experiences among themselves to improve their business practices day after day.

Sigma employs more than 38,000 people in 18 countries.

Women represent 29% of ALFA’s workforce.

TECHNOLOGY

13

Technology Development Centers

1,100

employees dedicated to research work

Through investing in research and development, or through acquisitions, ALFA has been able to build a broad platform of state-of-the-art technologies. This is a valuable competitive tool, as it allows our companies to exploit their potential by optimizing processes and adding value to products and services.

Product Development Center, García, N.L., Mexico.

Nemak ~ machining plant, García, N.L., Mexico.

INNOVATION

1,594

proprietary patents

696

patents in process of registration

Designing a more nutritious and healthy food product, developing a more efficient auto part molding and casting system, creating more resilient plastic resins, and developing custom- made Information Technology solutions, are all examples of the constant process of innovation at ALFA.

Data Center, Querétaro, Qro., Mexico.

Alestra ~ Data Center, San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L., Mexico.