Marriage and having kids have put me through a lot of testing. Italy is one of the top countries in the world when it comes to making tools for working with wood. So, we have the right to be the most technologically advanced because our industry has spent years designing machines and systems and running tests to find ever more creative solutions that can be used in the wood industry.
Long term, the entire African continent will grow in importance. Italian companies that make wood technology are already selling some of their products in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these countries are in the area around the Mediterranean Sea in Africa.
Piero Borroni: Africa has a lot of raw materials, like wood that needs to be worked on, but it also has a lot of wood products that are almost done. We all hope that it will eventually develop into a market for furniture and other completed wood items, since only then will the entire continent be able to claim to have a largely developed market.
To ensure that man is not overcome by climate change, every industrial sector, regardless of the nation to which it belongs, must contribute in some way. In our industry, attention is primarily directed toward the creation of systems that optimize production cycles in order to prevent the needless loss of raw materials and toward energy-producing plants that employ wood waste, which emits less and less pollution.