ISO 50001 in the Metalworking Industry

ISO 50001 in the Metalworking Industry


According to the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry or better known as CANACINTRA, which is the organization in charge of representing the industry sector in Mexico and the most important in Latin America, metal mechanics is the sector that includes capital goods, materials, production systems and all the tools needed to supply all industry sectors such as the automotive, manufacturing and mining industries, among others.

This industry includes different experts in the field such as welders, forgers, foundry workers and even numerical control operators, so, being a highly complex sector, it requires a high precision in the processes by all the personnel involved in its operation.

This industry is the pillar of different sectors that come together to give dynamism to the various economic activities, thus this sector has influence not only in economic matters, but also defines the sustainable growth for the construction of a strategic sector and its degree of maturity is generally the benchmark to measure the industrial development of any country.

Today, the most developed countries in the metal-mechanic industry are, in addition to the United States in America, Japan in Asia and Germany in Europe. However, Mexico does not want to be left behind, since more than one million jobs have been created in the manufacturing industry, which also contributes to the national GDP.


This type of industry and its processes require the use of different types of energy in a very special way, however, electricity is the most commonly used energy source.

Energy has become an extremely important resource to carry out most of the tasks of everyday life, but it is clear that the prices of electricity, water or natural gas are not stable and are constantly changing depending on many factors such as the economic situation of each country.

The ISO 50001 standard is responsible for energy management systems, which can be the solution to several typical questions of the industry and energy savings. This standard involves several aspects such as strategic planning, control of energy consumption and adjustment to reduce costs.

This management system can be implemented regardless of the scale of your organization, as this standard aims to implement a policy within your organization in order to ensure continuous improvement in energy use throughout the supply chain.

It also seeks to ensure that the objectives set in the organization are met in accordance with the policy so that informed decisions are made about energy use and consumption.


For the implementation of this standard you have to take into account several aspects such as annual energy consumption, the significant uses of energy, as well as the variables that may intervene as production and processes that are carried out, in addition to the equipment that consume the most energy.

All the information that has been collected will serve to be able to implement the energy management system effectively and efficiently.  In addition, ISO 50001 gives your organization the opportunity to identify the risks that may be affecting different areas, and based on this, to implement opportunities for improvement.

There are several benefits that the implementation of ISO 50001 can bring to the metalworking industry, one of the most important being the economic increase, not to mention those related to a positive impact on the environment and the reduction of the carbon footprint.

This standard focuses on increasing trust with customers through a good image of your organization under different aspects, improves performance in operations and has a control of energy costs, which translates into having a much more competent organization within the country that favors the development of this.

To learn more about ISO 50001, its implementation and its competitive advantages, contact us. At QAlliance we will provide you with all the information you require.

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