COMETEL S.A. is a company located in the north of Spain with 35 years of experience in the metal scrap transport and treatment sector. The company offers smart solutions for the transport and treatment of stamping cuttings, machining chips and metal waste. Providing clients with the best solutions, customizing and tailoring each installation. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? COMETEL: We design, manufacture and install turnkey projects for the transport and treatment of metal chips, stamping cuttings and waste. Our activity is mainly aimed at the automotive sector but there are others that are also our target, for example, aeronautics, wind power, household appliances and railways among others. E.E: What’s the news about new products? COMETEL: The news about new products would be the demand for the separation of aluminum and steel. Either because of the increase in their cost or the benefit that can be obtained thanks to them, more and more customers are asking for this kind of solutions. Our installations help separate, treat and crush both alloys, avoiding the contamination between them. E.E: What are the ranges of products? COMETEL: We offer 3 main products: The transportation of metal stampingThe transportation and treatment of metal chipsThe transportation of any kind of waste To all this we must add the customer service we offer. We make our professionals available to customers to guarantee the best service not only if they want to install one of our installations but also if once installed it requires a spare part or a technical review. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? COMETEL: We have two plants, one in Elgoibar (Spain), which is our headquarters, and another one in Querétaro (Mexico). Our clients are quite diversified in different sectors. The aeronautical sector, for example, suffered a sharp drop due to Covid, but we are seeing a positive evolution in the area and we are expecting to reactivate. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? COMETEL: At Cometel, we are witnessing a clear change in our customers’ minds when it comes to sustainability. More and more clients are becoming aware of the importance of sustainability in companies and they are also becoming more interested in circular economy. An area in which Cometel specializes and can offer multiple solutions for these matters. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? COMETEL: Probably installations that offer the separation of aluminum and steel would be our most innovative products marketed. As we mentioned before, the price of aluminum does not stop rising. This fact, together with the high recycling rate of aluminum, means that our solutions have a very promising future. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022? COMETEL: At Cometel, we have good expectations as for the future and the idea is to continue growing, to open up to new countries. Even though we have a global presence, we want to increase our activity in strategic countries. We also do not want to be left behind in terms of sustainability, so we will continue to promote sustainability and circular economy through our company and our products. However, to all this we must add that because of the current situation there is a lot of uncertainty, so we will have to act accordingly.