"Due to global warming, the number of extreme weather events, including storms and cloudbursts, has increased in recent years. The cloudbursts, which once had a frequency of one or two annual events, are now occurring with increasing violence and intensity." That is said by explained Maria Cipro, CEO of the Italian greenhouse builders with CO.SER. As an answer to this, they have realised a new gutter with higher side walls.
"Overflowing eaves and water infiltration may cause large quantities of water to discharge into a small area and this can, in turn, damage the crops in the greenhouse, with consequent economic losses. That's what we want to avoid with this new higher gutter."
In the photo, which was taken before the Covid-19 emergency: Fabio Monfreda, Maria Cipro, Lia Munno, Alessandra Di Maio and Giacomo Di Girolamo. On the right the new gutter.
"Our new gutter meets precisely this new requirement, as it has both a wider base and higher side walls with greater capacity than our regular gutters and those of our competitors", continued Maria. "The gutter has a trapezoidal shape and is made of galvanized sheet metal, which seems to be the ideal combination against exposure to bad weather and rust. This eaves gutter system is designed, especially, for groups of greenhouses with multiple spans of long lengths, so as to optimally channel the flow of rain."
Differences between the new gutter and the old one. The new one is the one on the outside.
Phase 2 of the Covid-19 emergency
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the company was closed until 4 May, as it was not included among the activities allowed in Phase 1 of Italy's lockdown.
"We reopened to the public on 4 May, but the situation only returned in line with the previous year after the restrictions on travel on 18 May," said Cyprus. "Unlike Phase 1, which was characterized by uncertainty about the future, and consequently on investments, our customers are now ready to make investments again."
"Of course, it's still a difficult time. Many of our customers are facing the impact of the total lockdown in the first few months of the emergency. Those most affected by the lockdown were the operators in the floriculture and livestock sector. The fruit and vegetable sector seems to have endured better and is making investments" concluded Maria.
Maria Cipro - CEO
Via Valle Annunziata, 77
81050 Francolise (CE) - Italy
Phone.: +39 (0)823 884180