Italian machinery maker Saip has just installed two polyurethane sandwich panel lines in North America, according to Luca Ceresa, commercial manager, Saip.
Ceresa was talking on the fringes of the CPI meeting held here. He declined to name the clients but said one line was installed in Michigan, the other in South Carolina.
"I think these are some of the most advanced lines in the US," he said."There are some new solutions that are being used for the first time."
Looking at the business for cold chain and commercial refrigeration systems in the US, he said: "people are positive, the market is growing year after year. This is our best year ever. This is thanks to support from our local agents."
Rigid foam machines and fixtures in the cold chain market are advanced designs, he said. "This is because people want tailor made solutions, we are quite flexible about this," he said.
The U.S. is a promising market, there is a big need for new technology, he added.