Ricciarelli designs and manufactures packaging systems for food industry. Their mission is to protect and enhance products all around the world, to create packaging of the highest level of quality and safety for any type of need. Ricciarelli does it in close collaboration with the customer and establish a partnership and trust with him, that gives the end-consumer the maximum result of safety, protection and quality of the product offered. Interview with Virginia Bagni, Communication and Marketing Manager Assistant at Ricciarelli. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Virginia Bagni: Ricciarelli supplies its packaging lines all over the world. Ricciarelli is one of the few companies in the sector able to supply complete packaging lines which include feeding systems, multihead weigher, volumetric fillers and automatic weighers for long goods, vertical and horizontal packaging systems, casepackers, shrink wrapping machines and pallettizing systems. E.E:What’s the news about new products? V.R: Some of the latest Ricciarelli solutions includes: New cartoning machine mod. RC140 – Horizontal automatic double weighing head cartoning machine for long goods in preglued and prefolded cartons for 140 BPM; New packaging machine mod. VSB150S – Continuous slim version high-speed packaging group for double square bottom bags, square bottom bags and pillow bags for 100 BPM; New casepacker mod. IR30 – Automatic case packer for pillow, square bottom and double square bottom bags (laying or standing bags) in preformed boxes up to 30 cartons per minute. E.E: What are the ranges of products? V.R: Ricciarelli specializes in the packaging of food products like pasta, dried legumes, dried fruit, cous cous, rice, biscuits, candies, snack and also pet food. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? V.R: The automatic packaging market is very active in every part of the world and the customers always work hard to provide the final consumer with high quality packaging. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? V.R: The demands are not the same for everyone, because each area of the world has specific ideas to pursue. However, in the Occident for example, more and more manufacturers are changing packaging materials (the transition is from plastic to more sustainable materials) and they ask for systems that are attentive to energy consumption to avoid waste for society. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022? V.R: 2022 is proving to be a difficult year for the external conditions we all know. However, Ricciarelli continues to work hard every day and provide machines for its customers. We recently participated in the Ipack-Ima fair in Milan which was a great success.