The Sadim-Atex unit of Spanish state-owned coal mining company Hunosa Group signed a contract to take charge of the security plan for Mexico's Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma brewery.

The work focuses on reducing the risks at facilities that process the grain to be used in beer production and is linked to prevention and control of explosive conditions at those production centers, officials said.

To develop the industrial security program, a Sadim-Atex team recently visited the company's installation in Pachuca, a city in Mexico's Hidalgo state, Hunosa Group said.

The brewery wants to implement modern control systems that require European security regulations and standards.

The contract signed by Sadim-Atex is intended to open the door to the Mexican market via one of the country's food processing giants, a firm with six large factories and 18,000 workers which manufactures and markets 11 brands of beer, including Heineken and Sol, in Mexico.

Sadim-Atex wants to take advantage of the accord to seek new operational niches in Mexico, Latin America's second largest economy.

Hunosa Group is owned by Spanish state holding company Grupo SEPI, which includes a total of 18 public firms directly and by majority control, and with a payroll of more than 80,000 employees.

The company recently signed an agreement to train mining inspectors in Colombia. EFE