Founded in 1883, the Federation of Chilean Industry (SOFOFA) is a private, non-profit trade association representing the views and interests of Chilean industry.
SOFOFA has 2,500 corporate affiliates, 37 sector association affiliates, and 8 regional affiliates in Arica, Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Curicó, Talca, Concepción, Malleco-Cautín and Valdivia.
SOFOFA members account for 80 percent of Chilean industrial output and 30 percent of GDP. In addition to manufacturers, SOFOFA represents industry sectors from energy, telecommunications, water and sewage, and information technology to port services and air, maritime and rail transport, among others.
The representative nature, political independence, solid principles, businesslike approach and prestige of its leaders have earned the SOFOFA a place among the country’s most upstanding institutions.
SOFOFA has spoken for Chilean industry for over a century. Government, political, social and economic leaders give a respectful hearing to SOFOFA views.