PREO Srl, now at it’s 84th year of operation, starts its activity as a producer of precision and measuring instruments. During the years it becomes a European leader in high precision components for the medical, optical, aeronautical, and military industry. Finally, in the 1990s, PREO Srl orients all their qualified experience and know-how to produce hot-melt adhesive systems, becoming the leading designer and one of the best producers in the world. The company offers a well-structured distribution network in over 50 countries, a winning sales policy and a quick and efficient after-sales service. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? PREO: PREO Srl can offer the best solutions in several industries, such as: packing and packaging, converting, graphic and printing, building supplies, filters, hygienic and non-woven, textiles, automotive, cosmetics, bottling and woodworking. E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products? PREO: The company is now concentrating its production into the development of a new customized electronics, which will be equipped on all our hotmelt systems, starting from 2023. The major focus will concern the integration with other installations, thanks to the software “Industry 4.0 ready”. This will be a good meeting point between our hotmelt system and the production line of the customer. E.E: What are the ranges of traded products? PREO: Thanks to Preo srl expertise, obtained from long-time experience in the aeronautical industry, and to constant research and development, the company is known in the international market for the reliability and innovation of their patented and highly technological products. Preo Srl successfully maintains a primary position in both standard production and the development of bespoke solutions. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? PREO: Despite the difficulties of the last two years caused by the pandemic, PREO Srl has further increased its production by expanding on the world market thanks to acquisitions and partnerships with foreign companies and further, strengthening its presence on a global level. In 2021 historical results were achieved, which led to significant growth in terms of turnover: for the first time in the history of the company, almost 8 million euros were reached with a general increase of 20% compared to the previous year and 35% on exports. For the first time it has also exceeded 1000 systems sold and installed in just one year, demonstrating how much PREO Srl has definitively established itself and consolidated as one of the main and most reliable manufacturers in the world. This is the result of the hard and good work that has always characterized Preo Srl. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? PREO: Even though the difficulties in finding the raw materials and electronic components that arose in the latest years and that caused delays in delivery times worldwide, the demand is increasing and it’s, sometimes, difficult to satisfy all requests. This led many companies, Preo Srl included, to reconsider their organization to optimize and increase production line. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? PREO: Our flagship product is surely the Strain 121 electromagnetic gun, which represent a new breakthrough in electric guns. This gun is the most sophisticated, innovative, and technologically advanced on the world market and stand out from their competitors due to its speed, compactness and precision. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? PREO: Our goal for the 2022 is to exceed the excellent results gained on the previous year, considering the turnover and the system sold, both in Italy and abroad. By now, we are at a good point, but we know that we must continue to work hard if we want to continually improve our production and obtain the desired results.