Giropes is a leading industrial company in the weighing sector with over 28 years of experience, based in Catalonia, Spain. The company provides comprehensive weighing solutions, including the design and manufacture of load cells, indicators, truck scales, weighing platforms, and advanced software for production lines and recycling centers. 

Interview with Caterina Tarrés, Marketing Manager at Giropes SL.

Easy Engineering: A brief description of the company and its activities.

Caterina Tarrés: We also created specialized brands such as Baxtran, offering a wide range of scales for commercial, industrial, and domestic sectors; and Girwim, focused on vehicle weight control systems in motion. Additionally, we have expanded our production capabilities by integrating the companies Básculas Romero and Etibal, enhancing our portfolio with automatic weighing and packaging control equipment. This is all possible thanks to our experienced and specialized team of engineers and market experts. 

E.E: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

C.T: Customized weighing systems, including the installation of load cells, indicators, controllers, and platforms. We also design commercial weighing systems such as high-quality scales for the retail industry, as well as vehicle weighing systems (static and dynamic), including Girwim systems, which is weigh-in-motion. Furthermore, we manufacture packaging control equipment.

As we provide end-to-end solutions, we also design customized innovative software for managing and analyzing weight data, integrated with production lines and recycling centers. In accordance with the same principle, we design automated weighing systems for different industrial processes. 

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

C.T: Our weigh in motion brand, Girwim, has recently introduced high-speed vehicle weighing systems with advanced sensors and real-time data processing, ensuring precise measurements for highways and toll stations. New smart toll solutions integrate dynamic weighing with license plate recognition and automated payment systems, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing wait times.

Soon we are also launching our new checkweighers, which offer high precision and speed. They will become crucial for the food and pharmaceutical industries, as they are seamlessly integrated in production lines, thus providing real-time data and automatic adjustments. Featuring intuitive interfaces and energy-efficient components, these checkweighers will enhance any product consistency and sustainability.

These innovations demonstrate our commitment to excellence and technological advancement within the industry.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

C.T: It’s vast, as we are both manufacturers and service providers. We manufacture load cells, weighbridges, platforms, axle and wheel weighing platforms, indicators, weighing kiosks as well as managing software. Furthermore, we take care of the whole installation process and the maintenance of complex integrated systems.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

C.T: The market for weighing solutions is dynamic and evolving, with significant growth prospects driven by technological innovation, increased precision requirements, expansion in logistics, sustainability initiatives, global market expansion, and industry consolidation. Thanks to its commitment to excellence and innovation, Giropes is perfectly suited to leverage these trends and maintain its leadership in the industry.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

C.T: There are several of them. On the one hand, the Integration of Advanced Technologies such as the incorporation of IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), and machine learning into weighing systems is revolutionizing the industry. These technologies enable real-time data collection, predictive maintenance, and enhanced decision-making. Giropes leverages these advancements to offer intelligent weighing solutions that improve efficiency and accuracy.

On the other hand, the Automation driven by the Industry 4.0 are becoming increasingly prevalent. Automated weighing systems reduce human error, enhance productivity, and streamline operations. Giropes’ automated solutions, such as their advanced checkweighers and vehicle weighing systems, are designed to meet the demands of modern automated environments.

Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are also a trend in the industrial sector. Companies such as ours are seeking eco-friendly and energy-efficient weighing solutions. Giropes is committed to sustainability by developing products with lower energy consumption and using recyclable materials, aligning with global environmental goals.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

C.T: From high-speed vehicle weighing systems and advanced checkweighers to cutting-edge load cells and comprehensive software solutions, Giropes’ offerings reflect a commitment to excellence, precision, and sustainability. These innovations not only meet the current demands of the market but also anticipate future needs, positioning Giropes as a forward-thinking leader in the weighing solutions sector.

The GESDYN software by Giropes is a perfect example of innovation in weigh-in-motion technology. With its real-time data processing, seamless integration, high accuracy, user-friendly interface, scalability, enhanced security, and environmental monitoring capabilities, GESDYN sets a new standard for WIM solutions. This software provides organizations and companies with the tools they need to effectively manage traffic, ensure regulatory compliance and support sustainable practices.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

C.T: In 2024, Giropes’ Board of Directors anticipates a revenue growth of approximately 8%, driven by the launch of several innovative products, including the latest Girwim solutions and our new line of checkweighers. We plan to continue to invest significantly in R&D to develop new products and improve our current portfolio.

Additionally, we aim to expand our market presence in emerging regions such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America, capitalizing on the growing demand for advanced weighing solutions. We are strategically focused on sustainability practices that align with global environmental standards. A significant portion of our efforts will be dedicated to developing new product lines, further strengthening our competitive position and increasing our market share in the global weighing solutions industry.