National Chamber of Industry (CANACINTRA)

In 1941, Mexico was undergoing a delicate international situation, with a domestic economy in recovery, tried to define a viable security of economic expansion in the vital energies of what is known as the private sector national project.


It was then that he came from the big businessmen of that time the need to form a group to represent the country's industrial sector, which was built by the same industrialists and industrial, an organization that interests clump together, objectives, plans that sector of society, when Mexico claimed participation and creative efforts of those who did not hesitate to invest in the development of the country.


Thus was born the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry, managing to consolidate over 60 years and prestige structure, positioning itself as the leading organization in Mexico and the world.


Accustomed industrial adapt to changes, conscious of their nationalist convictions and his opposition to giving the country into pieces to foreign interests, CANACINTRA, since their actions based on the analysis of economic policy and economic and political environment international trends, it does so with the intensity that dictates their survival instincts, hence the characteristic of his early radicalism, but then also his understanding of what without being inside the camera, embraces and influences directly or indirectly.


Small industrial grouping followed in some of these associations and industry groups mobilized in early 1941, with the support of the former president Lázaro Cárdenas, to achieve a closeness with President Avila Camacho, who requested amendments to the 1936 law which sought to merge the industry and trade in a common body. The objective of this movement was to ensure the effective separation of the industrial branches of trade.

Men like Jose Cruz y Celis, Araiza Evaristo, Manuel and 93 other industrial Lachica, found in the number 15 312 Chambers Street Ghent, a space to install the first registered office of the CNIT, and hence the same sign the charter on December 5, 1941.


José Cruz y Celis was elected first President of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry. Towards a month that the registered office of CANACINTRA then known as CNIT, was established in number 7, 401 offices and 405 Street Ejido in Mexico City.

Formed in the beginning with 93 members, the chamber grew so that twenty years later the number of members exceeded 13 thousand 500, a figure that grew to over the years, as our institution had become an effective instrument mediation and settlement problems for various reasons were industrial.


In anticipation of the new requirements of service to their members, CANACINTRA acquires the land where he is currently based, the December 5, 1964, Mr. Raul Salinas Lozano, Minister of Industry and Trade, laid the foundation stone of the Joint Transformation.

The July 30, 1965 the then President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz inaugurated the new iconic building industrial, which to date is the national headquarters CANACINTRA, bringing a new, enriching and fruitful stage of the institution that led starts to be what it is today, the most diverse camera business sector throughout Latin America.


Since then, CANACINTRA facilitates the development of national industry interacting with federal, state and municipal governments as well as with the legislature to raise bids for companies. So also performs at public and private, national and international organizations, to solve the projects and needs of their members.

With an infrastructure of 80 delegations in the country, divided into 15 regions, 5 offices in the city of Mexico, a national headquarters, represented by 13 industrial sectors and 102 specialized branches. In addition to 60 built-in 12 steering committees, responsible for representing the interests of industry affiliated with the government, the education sector, the science and technology sector and some areas of interest to industry committees.


In its ongoing vision to be the agency business model, its effective representation and high competitive level and in the context of the interests of the business sector ethical values, effectively contributes CANACINTRA competitiveness and integration of companies, sectors and regions to meet partners through quality services.


These are the values ​​that enlighten and engage those who are part of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry, values ​​and principles that we are sheltered to ensure that your stay remains foundation and impetus in the continuing struggle to remain the agency business leader in Mexico.