Spapperi is an Italian company that since 1964 designs, develops and produces machines and solutions for the mechanization of the agricultural production process.

Interview with Andrea Bernicchi, Export Sales and Marketing Manager at Spapperi.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? 

Andrea Bernicchi: SPAPPERI is mainly dedicated to special sectors such as tobacco, horticulture/plants; precision transplantation of tree plants, solutions for the production of medicinal/aromatic plants.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

A.B: We have launched new products in all sectors such as the new harvesters and topping/sprayers in tobacco; the innovative transplanting machines with double rows and for mulch in the horticultural sector; new lines in Precision transplanting for vineyards and for tree plants up to 200 cm; the new cutting heads increasingly performing for aromatic plants/medicinal; many are the innovations launched by our R&D in the last 2 years to complete and innovate our lines

E.E: What are the ranges of products? 

A.B: We cover these fields with complete lines in order to find a solution in the entire production process from transplantation to harvesting

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

A.B: The market is very active especially in the fields that are in great evolution and therefore require customized and special solutions to their needs

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

A.B: The market is increasingly attentive to the technologies of both machinery and production control and management systems; especially new generations or new farmer managers require attention to productivity and control of the entire production process.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

A.B: Our company builds and produces machines that are increasingly attentive to the needs of the market. We are currently experiencing a growth trend in special sectors and also in transplantation in general and in the precision transplanting sector is also very interesting

E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2022?

A.B: We estimate a growth and if the trend of 2022 is confirmed also for the last quarter of the year, we register a positive year. The strong problems remain on the availability of first-level materials and components and high energy costs that affect the trend of production and sales.

However, many sectors seem to be active in the search for high-profile solutions also for the reduction of direct production costs.