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What does the company’s activity consist of?
Nova Systems is an Information Technology company. We develop cloud-based software specifically for the world of international forwarding, transports, customs and logistics. Our headquarters are in Verona, and we have branches in Milan and Florence-Prato. In recent years we have experienced steady growth, which has led us to invest in international markets, particularly in Spain, France and Malta. Now the goal is to consolidate at European level, while maintaining strong roots in Italy.
What are your thoughts on the current market situation?
The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine is having a severe impact on forwarding and logistics operators because transporting goods is becoming increasingly complex and expensive. Companies must find new routes, taking advantage of different types of transport, rail, sea, land and air. However, this implies higher investments. Not to mention the cost of fuel, which affects small carriers. After the Covid emergency, from which we were emerging, we are now experiencing a new, very critical phase, which requires the sector to present a common front.
How much is the geopolitical scenario affecting your work?
The latest international trends have had no effect on Nova Systems, while some of our customers are being directly affected. I am thinking of those who work a lot with the Eastern European and Russian markets, who now have to adjust to the new sanctions-related restrictions, which are significantly affecting their business. In addition, a major problem concerns delays in the supply of raw materials. In short, there are many unknowns that we do not know how to answer at the moment. We hope that a cease-fire will soon be reached and that the tensions on the fuel markets and consequently in the logistics and transport sector can also be relieved.
What is your opinion of the Italian infrastructure?
I think the time has come to invest more decisively in the development of Italian ports, to enable the sector to be more internationally competitive. This is the only way to give further impulse to the logistics chain. This need cannot be ignored if we want to give new dynamism to our country system.
What do you expect from the implementation of the Pnrr?
The Pnrr can be an opportunity to relaunch and evolve our country, with a view to the ecological transition, an issue Nova Systems is looking at with great attention: innovation and environmental sustainability have always been two elements that characterise our company vocation. From the implementation of the Pnrr I expect that it will give a strong impulse to digitalisation and that it can contribute to improving the infrastructure, in order to make our country more competitive.