Montes del Plata is a forestry and industrial company that involves a production chain in Uruguay employing more than 6,500 people and more than 2,000 suppliers. Each year it produces 1.4 million tons of pulp, and its products represent the equivalent of 8.3% of the country's exports of goods.
Its Eucalyptus plantations are distributed in 13 departments and it has an industrial complex, a nursery, a logistics terminal and offices in Colonia, Durazno, Paysandú, Río Negro and Montevideo. It is also the largest private generator of clean and renewable energy in Uruguay, with 9% of the total.
In 2023, it renovated its Montevideo offices in Tower 3 of the World Trade Center complex, incorporating the open-office concept, with collaborative spaces, an enlarged canteen and the addition of 4 videoconferencing rooms to the 3 existing ones.
The company sought to facilitate collaboration between those who choose to work from home and those who come to the office and to shorten the distances between the company's offices in the country.
For this, Montes del Plata trusted us, and together with our partner Neat, a Norwegian brand, we installed image and sound infrastructure that makes it possible to detect, magnify and follow all the participants in the room in close-up, regardless of their position. At the same time, the design of the equipment takes care of the aesthetic lines of the new workspaces.
Neat systems are natively integrated with Microsoft Teams, which allows a natural integration with the collaboration and communications platform already used by Montes del Plata.
This improves image and sound quality in meetings and facilitates interaction between people.
How has the experience been?
Javier Cairús, IT Infrastructure Project Manager at Montes del Plata, highlighted the "simplicity at the time of installation, configuration and use; everything is straightforward, with the right and necessary options".
Regarding the adoption of the new tools, Cariús said: "It took a period of adjustment in the flow of use by the collaborators and in configuring it according to their requirements (camera position, focus mode, etc.), but the quality of the video and audio, as well as the simplicity of the setup, has been very positive".
Finally, regarding the joint work with Isbel, he considered that it is "a very willing team, which gives everything they have at their disposal to overcome complex situations and reach a successful outcome". He also pointed out that having "defined processes for the whole life of a project reflects the maturity of the company".