Surpassing the expectations
announced a couple of month ago by the manager of the
construction e-marketplace, Juan Eduardo Correa, Iconstruye
generated transactions for US$33 million at the close
of 2002, as reported by the enterprise
The partner of Echeverría Izquierdo Ingeniería
y Construcción - enterprise that operates in all
of it constructions with Iconstruye- Alvaro Izquierdo,
commented that the success of the enterprise is in the
transparency that the provisioning management system gives.
He explained that with the traditional buying method (quotation,
throw fax and telephone), "Lots of times the person
in charge of quotations chooses a supplier that doesn’t
necessarily represent the most competitive offer".
For the Salomon Sack president -one of the main distributors
of steel in the country- Edgar Bogolasky, the e-marketplace
has allowed them to reach new builders, detect the needs
of the clients and improve the communication with them.
Iconstruye was built in the beginning of 2001 by the
Camara Chilena de la Construcción and today has
more than 400 associated enterprises, between builders
and building suppliers.