Hakel Ltd. is a family company from the Czech Republic and have been supplying surge protection devices (SPD) and Insulation Monitoring Devices (IMD) over the world for more than 25 years. The company obtained ISO 9001 certificate in 1997. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? HAKEL: Hakel company provides a comprehensive, complex A to Z solution for monitoring of insulation status of IT power supply networks in hospitals, heavy industry, mining industry, transportation and other special applications. Hakel also offers Surge and Lightning Arresters which are produced not only for residential and non-residential constructions, but also for industrial applications such as oil pipelines, gas pipelines, photovoltaics, power stations and railways. Hakel products protect from surge various technologies, machines, appliances and equipment all over the world. E.E: What’s the news about new products? HAKEL: Hakel company is one of the few in the world which can offer complete solutions for monitoring the insulation status in hospital including Insulation Monitoring Device, Insulation Fault Location Module, Remote Monitoring Module, Input and Output Module, Automatic Transfer Switches, Current Measuring Transformers and Medical Isolating Transformers. E.E: What are the ranges of products? HAKEL: Surge Protection Devices produced by Hakel company can be easily applied in every industry, domestic, commercial and industrial. Hakel company also passes its experience on to college and university students and helps them to acquaint with new solutions in electromagnetic compatibility. Experience obtained from working with power electronics in industry are closely related to the company‘s market leading position in the Czech Republic. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? HAKEL: It differs from each country we are active at. Every region is very specific and has its own demands. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? HAKEL: The production of Surge Protection Devices is a specific and technical area with great demands on professional knowledge of the company‘s management as well as the production and research staff. Introduction of new technologies and using the latest testing equipment enables engineers to extend their technical knowledge. The use of Surge Protection Devices is becoming a common necessity nowadays. Large power systems, which are operated by complicated electronics are more and more sensitive to electromagnetic and overvoltage damage. Failure of electronic equipment owing to surges can cause reduction of orders or even company‘s bankruptcy. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? HAKEL: In 2021 Hakel company launched new range of Surge Protection Devices for PV installations up to 1500 V. It is a new, complete and comprehensive range for all Lightning Protection Levels from I up to IV (including hospitals, schools, banks, supermarkets), according to the latest international standards. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022? HAKEL: The continual, investment in new technologies and product development helps Hakel to achieve higher standards and better technical solutions than its competitors. That is one of the reasons why Hakel is a world market leader in the field of Surge Protection and Insulation Monitoring Devices. We are expecting to grow especially in the field of IMDs in the year 2022.