At Rompa Group, we often talk about our global footprint. This term should not be confused with the ecological footprint, which is the impact a person or business has on the planet. When we talk about our global footprint, what we mean is that we have production sites all over the world. Rompa Group and our subsidiary ITB have production sites across Europe, Asia and North America, where we can take care of every aspect of our customers’ production processes. The benefit of this is that customers can produce on a local-for-local basis, i.e. close to their sales market. This saves on transport costs and is much more sustainable: because the distance from the production site to the delivery location is smaller, significantly less CO2 is emitted, the costs are lower, the supply chain is shorter and companies need less inventory. The shorter distance also allows you to respond more rapidly to changing demands from the market. If the demand for your products increases rapidly in a short period of time, you can deliver those extra products to your customers in no time. Lastly, the shorter delivery times allow you to optimally manage your inventory and avoid wastage. In other words, we use our global footprint to reduce our ecological footprint.