AGRATI AEE designs and manufactures hot and cold chamber high pressure die casting machines since over 40 years. The company’s main office is located in northern Italy and the branch, dealing with American markets, is in Brazil. Interview with Alessandro Betti, Export Manager at AGRATI AEE. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Alessandro Betti: AGRATI AEE is focused on developing technologies and machines for die casting of non-ferrous metals. The main competence areas of our customers’ die casting plants are: Automotive industryFurniture industry Fashion and accessories industry Accessories for doors and windows E.E: What’s the news about new products? A.B: AGRATI AEE is proud of its cutting-edge technology and our Research and Development Office is always oriented towards new process to simplify the working operations and guarantee the higher quality to the final product. The ENERGY SAVING factor is currently one of our strengths. In fact, AGRATI AEE was first in the market to implement energy saving technology E.E: What are the range of products? A.B: We design and manufacture a wide range of products with different tonnage in order to accomplish the specific production needs of our customers: Hot chamber machines models: HC 20 / HC 50 / HC 80 / HC 135 / HC 200 / HC 280 / HC 400 Cold chamber machines models: CF 200 / CF 280 / CF 400 / CF 500 / CF 650 / CF 750 / CF 900 / CF 1200 / CF 1900 E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? A.B: AGRATI machines are operating worldwide and our customers are supported by a network of agents located in various territories. We are present on established markets for years, while we are increasing our presence in developing countries. Our yearly balance was closed in 2021 with an appreciable increase, sign of a good market recovery. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? A.B: Considering the strong and constant growth of the developing countries, our target is to increase our presence in those territories as much as possible. The current world situation is surely delicate, but we are confident in a fast resolution. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? A.B: Our products are constantly improved and we are focused on the ENERGY SAVING, a very important requirement nowadays, not neglecting to maintain a good quality-price ratio. Our machines are equipped with the best technologies available on the market in terms of energy saving, LAN interconnection, remote assistance, and we use the highest level components available on the market (Parker, Bosch, Siemens). E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022? A.B: For 2022, we expect further growth in emerging markets and a consolidation of the existing ones.