Grido is the first manufacturer in Argentina and the fifth in the world of ice cream sales through chains. Three years ago it inaugurated a model plant, with a robotic cold chamber to store 10 million kilos with an investment of $15 million. In the Industrial Park Ferreyra has its customs, from where the trucks go abroad. To Bolivia, it exported 360,000 kilos in one year. Also, it exports to 200 points of sale that it has in Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. In the local market, it has 1500 franchises and owns the brand Helacor SA. It aims to increase its exports from 5 to 20%.
The automotive industry projects production of 440,000 units for 2021, 70% more than expected by the end of 2020, marked by two months of plant shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the improvement in grain prices, foreign exchange income would increase from the $28.5 billion initially expected to $32.9 billion. The total expected harvest for the 2020/2021 season was valued and will allow for an extra income of $4.4 billion, even though initially a production of 137.5 million tons of grains expected, and now 129 million tons are expected.
The firm Bioceres presents its latest innovative bet, focused on the circular economy: the construction in Tandil of a factory that will transform wheat stubble into panels for green building. It will have the capacity to convert 15,000 tons of stubble into 750,000 square meters of panels, with the reconversion of the residues from some 15,000 to 30,000 hectares of cultivation. The investment planned by the Argentine biotechnology company is 7.1 million dollars, and it expects that construction will begin in the second quarter of next year.
Cauchari Solar Park, built by China Power Construction and the Shanghai Electric Power Construction Company, is located in the town of Cauchari in the northwestern province of Jujuy, at an altitude of about 4,200 meters above sea level. The project, authorized by Argentina's Wholesale Electric Market Management Company, supplies the grid with a total of 300 megawatts of electricity and has a useful life of approximately 20 years. The solar park, the largest of its kind in Latin America, helps promote local economic development, raise standards of living in an area with limited access to energy, and contribute to the development of clean energy sources in Argentina.