Eurobend has been involved in the design & manufacturing of advanced technology machinery for the past three decades for both the construction and the wire industry. Eurobend has established its international brand name, thanks to the strict international quality standards followed, its advanced engineering of its R&D department and the high quality of products. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? EUROBEND: Eurobend is a leading European manufacturing company of fully automated, (CNC) computer numerically controlled machinery for the processing of all types of round and flat wire, reinforcing bar and tube. E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products? EUROBEND: Welding Lines achieving high production volumes by reduction of downtime.Unique Wire & Rebar straightening processing lines of up to Ø50 mm.Welding Lines for the production of bar supports & spacers. E.E: What are the ranges of products? EUROBEND: • Mesh Welding Lines, processing coiled or pre-cut, rebar or wire. • Straightening and Cutting Machines, processing rebar, wire or tube. • Automatic Stirrup Bending Machines, processing coiled rebar or straight bars. • Continuous Spiral Stirrup Bending Machines, processing rebar or coiled wire. • Mesh welding lines processing either wire or rebar for the production of precast reinforcing elements, pre-cast building Systems, AAC Plants, and various reinforced concrete prefabricated products. • (Concrete Reinforcing Cage Assembly Machines, for pre-cast or at site construction elements). • Multi-Axis Straightening, Bending / Forming and Cutting Machines, processing coiled or pre-cut rebar, wire or tube. • Accessories for the above i.e., Pay-off Stations, Mesh Benders, Roller Conveyors, Bundling Machines, Shear Lines, etc. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? EUROBEND: Despite all the worldwide complications –including of the COVID pandemic- the construction market remains highly active in different parts of the world. Eurobend has been operating in a “niche” market for quite a long time. This market is known mainly by companies who are traditionally involved in steel and wire processing and therefore, its particularities do not make it easily accessible to new entrants. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? EUROBEND: Eurobend’s machines address the world market, but are mainly directed towards the highly industrialized countries. The factors which contribute to the demand for industrial automations in these countries, as well as for Eurobend’s CNC machines, in particular are the following: High labor cost.The construction and wire processing industries allow marginal profits.Therefore, equipment which can increase productivity is in high demand.The hard-working conditions in many factories of these sectors lead to an increasing demand for automation.The fact that certain construction or wire applications cannot be achieved manually or with antiquated automations.The competitors in the same market segment show a somewhat slow response to market demand for innovations, leading to increased productivity and special customer needs, which Eurobend can accommodate. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? EUROBEND: Eurobend’s R&D department is one of its strongest assets. The expertise of its personnel covers a wide range of sectors and the division’s efforts are directed towards applied research which leads to the development of particular new products within reasonable time constraints. PL T & PL R SPACER Series – High output automatic welding lines for the production of mesh spacers and bar supports. PL T B LADDER SPACER Series – High output automatic welding lines for the production of “Snake” type spacers PL R HIGH CHAIRS SPACER Series – The only fully automatic welding line for the production of “Individual High Chairs” AKK and AMM Mesh Welding Lines Set new standards in mesh production, producing all sizes of mesh instantly without any adjustments.Eliminate all idle times and at least double productivity in comparison to conventional welding lines.Machine concept allows automatic mesh spacing & dimensions changes.Compact system Lay-Out with minimum floor requirements.Single coil replaces all line wire de-coiling stations, where double line and cross wire de-coiling stations ensures continuous operation. THE SYNTHETON SERIES A unique Automatic Rebar Straightening & Twin-Bending machine, working directly from coil through a multi-line straightening & cutting machine (up to six lines).Straightening section employs Rotor with 5G hyperbolically profiled roller straightening technology.Featuring our PATENTED convergence re-bar guide system for automatic diameter changes in less than 2 seconds.The extremely fast and automatic coil & bending tool changes, enables the processing of different rebar diameters in the same batch without complicated collection systems. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? EUROBEND: Eurobend will again be among the top companies within its market segment ensuring its global presence.