Galliate, Italy -- Polyurethane machinery maker Tec Mac saw increased sales in the second half of this year, according to its general manager.
Massimo Monchiero said that while the first half of 2014 was quiet, the company had seen an increase of orders in the second half.
“Tec Mac exports 95% of its production worldwide but we see Western European countries as being very flat.”
He said there had been more action in Russian and former Soviet Union Republic markets. “They have been very active until few months ago however now every deal is being stopped by political uncertainty and the increase in the exchange rate for the rouble.”
He said that the company had found worldwide that customers are more and more price-oriented. “This penalises European quality products for the benefit of those coming from Far East countries,” added Monchiero.
“I suppose that thanks to the crises some supplier could leave while, unfortunately, any supplier moved from his own field of application to others, creating confusion in the market.
“Tec Mac is very sensitive to any development in the market and this helps us in being always on the wave with all our equipment updated to the new technologies.
“That is especially true for the blowing agents where Tec Mac was the first one in the world in designing and producing a spray machine and a block foaming plant using Pentane as blowing agent,” he said.