Anyone who enters the facilities of Diana Industries must speak hard to hear the other.
The noise of the six boilers providing the basic energy for putting into operation all the machines in this manufacturing industry. essential oil, shortening of vegetables and soaps present 24 hours a day.
"The company that shut down the boilers is dead," says Angel Saldeño Armas, an army colonel responsible for the battalion formed. For the 1300 workers deployed in Valencia (headquarters), Casigua El Cubo (Zul) and Turén (Por ).
Saldeño Armas sent us to the meeting room to review the production numbers.
They stand out among documents and mobile phones, new products that will launch in the next few hours.
"This turmeric oil will be released before December; special for halakas because it already comes with the color of the root, "said Saldenjo Armas.
"And here we have this set of margarine, chocolate and jam for airlines, restaurants and other establishments," he says, showing small containers like the ones selling nuts.
In addition, they will produce a chocolate cream to distribute. breakfast in schools.
"We are also about to put this oil in half-liter plastic bags," says Saldenjo Armas, launching a product that is an expanded and improved version of the well-known "aesthetics" sold in the informal economy.
But the great news that is being prepared at Diana Industries is the introduction of an oil spray for the distribution of cauldrons or boars where arenas, kachapa or other food are baked.
The Valencia plant, for its part, contains several mini-plants in which the chip is manufactured to make toilet soap (Diana Carey); the refinery that cleans the impurities from the raw material of the oils, the line of deodorants under construction and the large buckets where the ingredients are mixed. "Soap production has been paralyzed for two years," he said.
"This oil filling line was purchased from Commander Chavez. From here the oil will go on sale in supplies and warehouses, "said the colonel, who added that the company was packing 12,000 liters of oil every hour.
"This 250 gram container of La Estancia margarine is about to go on sale," he said, picking up one of the containers he opened to check its contents.
"Three months ago, we started distributing 1,000 boxes of margarine in Caracas; Now they want 4,000 every month, "he said.
"We have alliances with more than 400 companies and even barter: I put the oil in exchange for another product," he explained, recalling that Diana Industries, founded in 1898, was purchased by the government in 2008.  "This is where we put the heart of the matter," Saldeno said to a group of workers who greeted him when he left one of the three shifts working in the industry.