The company you are about to get to know owes it success to a number of, what I consider to be, fundamental values: innovation; the fundamental importance of people; team work and informal relationships. These elements have all enabled Askoll to develop into an international group with operating units in Italy and all over the world in just thirty years. Our group now has sales of Euro almost 500 million. We plough back more than 6% of our sales into research and development. This means we can add value to our products. It makes us the architects and masters of innovative technologies. It means we can enhance the quality of our work and the skill of our people. We have revolutionised the world of aquariology, household appliances and heating. We are set to take on the new, winning challenges of the future.