AS Green Technology is a brand created to continue the work started by Antonello Sani who has dedicated himself to the study of innovative solutions for over thirty years, in order to improve and manage automation and drying processes for the tanning sector and more.
After his early death, his son Filippo takes over the lease and in August 2020, in full pandemic, he arms himself with courage and enthusiasm, opening his new company in Montopoli Valdarno in the province of Pisa, a few kilometres away from the tanning district of Santa Croce sull’Arno. A painful but inevitable decision:
“Having to leave the company created by my father, in which I had believed and been working for five years, for reasons unrelated to me also related to the entry of new partners, was very traumatic, I don’t deny it – explains Filippo – but my father, beyond teaching me the job, has always encouraged me to fight, walk with my head held up high and believe in my future. On balance, today I am very satisfied with the path taken so far: We were only three people at the beginning and now, after only one year, we are already 10. Some of the most important professionals have followed me in this new adventure by sharing the ideas that my father left me. I thank them for this, and I am grateful. Professionally we are doing very well, we started already new projects and soon we will also launch a new finishing machine.”
AS Green Technology, where the letters AS represent a tribute to Antonello Sani, presented itself at the Simac Tanning Tech 2021 exhibition with an already well-structured product catalogue and an initial customer portfolio that includes prestigious names, two crucial elements that bode well for the future. “In the leather district and also in others, we are known and appreciated, so much that this year, in Santa Croce sull’Arno alone, we have installed six systems”, tells us Filippo Sani. How do your technlogies differ? “The adjective green also inserted in the name of the company wants to communicate a fundamental concept, namely that our plants have been designed to work with environmentally friendly cycles, reducing energy consumption, processing times and emissions, while maintaining high quality levels. Moreover, our automations guarantee certain production times, reducing operator fatigue. These are the ideas that my father Antonello has always pursued over the years and I share the same view”. What markets are you betting on? “Besides Italy, we are focusing on all emerging markets where our products are highly appreciated. In particular, we focus on China where, despite the problems, we keep on believing there is still a great development potential and this is why we have invested in a dedicated local resource”. Among the leading technologies of AS Green Technology, all in line with the requirements of Industry 4.0, there are overhead conveyors for the wet department that feed skiving machines and presses, those for the crust department accompanied by tunnels or high-speed efficiency conditioning and drying rooms, as well as handling systems for finish hides with automatic loaders and overhead chains. All made with highest quality raw materials and managed by reliable and user-friendly software. The entire product range can be seen on www.asgreentechnology.it and on social channels.