Printing works Director
Banco de México
BiographyAlberto Torfer is an industrial engineer by profession and holds a master's degree in engineering in management and manufacturing systems. He has been involved in diverse projects at the Banco de México printing works for the past 21 years. In 2014 he was appointed Printing Works Director, in this position his main task is to maintain banknote quality while also increasing operational productivity. The biggest challenge that he and his team face is the construction and commissioning of a second printing works in Mexico.
About the companyBanco de México is the Central Bank of Mexico.
PresentationNew printing works and the new banknote series in Mexico
This presentation focuses on two strategic multiannual projects that make the provision of banknotes to the mexican economy more efficient, ensure the business continuity and increase the security and durability of the banknotes. A first-hand account of the challenges during the construction and incommissioning of the new printing plant will be given : which items deserve special attention, what worked well, and what could be improved? The second part describes the creation of the new banknote Series, elaborating on the various aspects of the project, the key decisions that had to be made, and the presentation of the final result.
Immersion Session: Setting up a new security printing plant - the inside view
Building a new banknote printing plant is a journey larded with plenty of challenges: choosing the right location, having the building designed and engineered, putting together the project management team, planning time and resources, and executing the project successfully, in time and within the given budgetary framework. The Banco de México embarked on this journey and has successfully inaugurated a new banknote printing plant in summer of 2018. Alejandro Alegre will look back and give a first-hand account of the journey, the obstacles that came up and the solutions that were found. This immersion session is meant for management executives who are or will be entrusted to implement a project of similar scope and complexity.