JHV GROUP is an operating special machine manufacturer and develops innovative solutions for the automation of assembly and testing processes. Through many years of experience, innovative developments and high-quality awareness JHV has developed into a worldwide leading mechanical engineering company. With own production sites in Czech Republic, JHV currently employs more than 250 people at 3 locations. Well-known customers in the automotive, consumer goods, electronics and healthcare technology industries benefit from JHV competence and automation know-how, which has grown since 1999. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? JHV: As we mentioned our core business is development of a special machine and production lines, but also during last few years we have also focused on other market area and we can offer our customers also our own product like screw-driving systems, feeding systems, automatic robot calibration etc and of course we are also focusing on SW solutions for smart maintenance using AI and AR systems. E.E: What’s the news about new products? JHV: This year was for our customers very rich for new incoming products. We have presented completely new side feeding system for screw-driving solutions, for smart Maintenance SW MAINWARE is now available Remote support module which allows maintenance guy make very quick reaction during downtimes etc. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? JHV: Frankly speaking in very strange period. Now we are facing from one side supplier crisis causes COVID period which completely destroy traditional way of business and from second side now we are facing Ukraine crisis without any predictable scenario causes energetical crisis. But everything will sometimes ends and we hope that automatization and digitalization will continue E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? JHV: From automotive segment we can still see continuous trends which is quite positive message, many companies trying to improve efficiency and increase productivity using automatic production a try to integrate highest level of automation E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? JHV: If we are speaking about our product than definitely our SW for smart maintenance MAINWARE and also vision systems using AR which will helps us to automated all processes for example for surface quality check E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2022? JHV: We hope that rest of this year will stay without dramatic changes on market and we expecting better period at the end of 2023.