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Current News The different departments that make up Drummond’s operations in Colombia are essential to its optimal performance. One of these sections is led by Martin Ahrens, the Director of the Materials Department. 14 www.drummondltd.com Like Clockwork Martin Ahrens joined the company 19 years ago, and in 2003 he was appointed to the position that he holds today. No one understands the operations and the minutiae of what happens inside the Materials Department in greater detail; in an interview with Revista Drummond, Ahrens explained the work being done in his department. The Materials Department is divided into three areas: purchasing and contracts, warehouses, and imports and logistics. Efforts by these three areas allow the company’s internal processes to work efficiently and conduct high-quality operations. The Materials Department has 230 employees, most of whom work in the warehouse area and are responsible for safekeeping and delivering the materials in inventory. Currently, the company has 5 warehouses both at the port and at the mines. The purchasing and contracts area has a team of 25 purchasers who are distributed between the mine and port operations. They perform transactions with suppliers to purchase the necessary spare parts and machinery. Perry Supply is one of Drummond’s


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