IFA Technology is a plant engineering and construction company based in Germany. For 40 years, they have been successfully building plants and systems in process engineering for weighing, mixing, conveying and dosing solid and liquid materials worldwide. The company always responds to individual wishes in order to build a customized plant or system for the customers. IFA Technology’s fully automated plants and systems are used in all areas of industry. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? IFA TECHNOLOGY: As our systems are not related to any specific materials therefore, we see our products in almost all areas. We support our customers to save costs and time, raise their quality and what is very important to reduce product rejects, waste and save energy which makes the customer´s production sustainable. E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products? IFA TECHNOLOGY: Our systems are always state-of-the-art since our founding in 1980, we are always one step ahead to other systems as we focus on customer needs not to sell them any standard which the customer has to implement. The main new are happening in the digitalization of the processes, connect ERP and MES systems to the production process and work SMART with the given resources. E.E: What are the ranges of products? IFA TECHNOLOGY: Equipment for raw material / final product handling and storage, conveying technology to bring the materials to the process, weighing / mixing and dosing systems as well as reaction plants to produce chemicals or resins. All together as one system. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? IFA TECHNOLOGY: Due to Covid-19 almost all markets got influenced negatively, but currently we see that all becomes better and get back to old performances. Luckily, some of our markets became a boost due to Covid-19 which gave us a support to handle the crisis without any bigger issues. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? IFA TECHNOLOGY: Customers are looking for automated systems to save resources in all areas, therefore we see our chance to support also in future. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? IFA TECHNOLOGY: Great mechanical designs and intelligent programming by our engineers individually created according customer needs. Some systems are using „artificial intelligence” respectively customized algorithms to recognize anomalies in the process and counteract by themselves. Others are learning the process and optimize themselves also by algorithms created by IFA engineers. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? IFA TECHNOLOGY: We are looking forward to a stabilization of the economy after all the Covid-19 issues we have and take that positive trends to our business forecast.