Preo, high-precision gluing systems
A company that after over 80 years of experience still reaches out to satisfy every customer's need.
From the desire to "go it alone" in the field of precision mechanics to the change of direction in the field of the production of gluing systems, which today is essential, even if invisible.
this is the route experienced by Preo, a company founded over 80 years ago and today a leader in Italy and Europe thanks to its constant technological renewal. We have spoken with Ermanno Preo, the current CEO of the company.
What is the company's history?
"In 1938 my grandfather Antonio Preo founded Officine Meccaniche Preo, a company dedicated to producing high-precision instruments. During the following years, his three children decide to jump in and help him manage the company, and in the 60s it becomes the landmark both in Italy and in Europe for specialized mechanical processes. we have been the main suppliers for many important companies working in the aerospace industry, aeronautics, aviation (both military and civilian), film industry, and medical industry. In the 90s, overcoming the industry crises, we had the opportunity to start the production of spare parts for gluing machines; and this changed again our route by directing us towards a new product, completely designed and produced by us. We structured our company keeping our mechanical knowledge the same as before, implementing it with a new sales network, technical assistance, and hot-melt system design".
The main product in Preo systems is the production of gluing machines, which are high-precision machines that produce small dots of glue directing them to various parts of the desired surface. Going from mattresses to cardboard boxes, from packaging to the food and beverage industry, and from the medical to the cosmetics industry. The various types of applications allow the company to be present in numerous industries.
What are your strengths?
"One of our main strengths is we have a complete production chain. We are the only company in Italy and one of the few in the world in the gluing system industry to produce everything within our company, from the design of machinery to all aftersales assistance. This helps us give fast technical feedback to our customers, who know they can count on our staff in time of need. Another strength of our company that helped us in the international market is the quality of the products we sell; we offer solutions that are specific to every customer's need and are customizable upon request. Our customers know we have at heart each and every one of their requests.
Looking at the future, you have in mind to invest in research and development...
In 85 years we have been at the cutting edge of technology, so in our future perspectives, we hope to invest in research and development to keep up the production of the best machinery in the industry. One of our goals is to become even more specialized in internal machinery production. Our main goal for the future is to expand in the international market and bring our PREO brand, fully "made in Italy", to the international market, expanding, and establishing long-lasting partnerships in order to present our PREO brand all over the world.
Preo has numerous distributors all over Europe and sells its products directly to a number of worldwide customers.
Passion, flexibility, and the high level of expertise of its employees are what make Preo succeed in the industry of gluing systems. Preo is impatient to show the world its great plans for its future growth.