In an era in which the value of work done by hand is seemingly threatened by the ever-increasing spread of technology to the detriment of human know-how, we are actually witnessing a clear change of direction. A few decades ago, our trust in the progress of technology led us to envisage futuristic scenarios in which human life would be reduced to a robotic existence, with automatons replacing real people. In a surprising twist, however, progress in the field of artificial intelligence has in no way diminished the irreplaceable nature of hand-crafted work, which by definition is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.
Any item or work made or done by hand requires not only the time taken to produce it and the effort and energy expended, but also the years of experience amassed by the creator, their story, and their intent in bringing the product to life. Customers do not always have the tools to grasp this world hidden behind what appears to be a simple product, so educating them is essential. In general, objects made by mass production machinery are, as such, devoid of uniqueness. This kind of unavoidable industrial standardisation entails a significant ‘flattening’ in terms of the output. What artisans and small businesses can do – something that economies of scale are totally incapable of reproducing – is guarantee a practically unlimited level of customisation for each individual customer. This is the case at Rariplast, where industry experts are on hand to understand the needs of each customer and to treat each situation as totally unique, delivering a result that fully meets expectations.
Some people might object that industrial products will always have an extremely attractive argument in their favour: the end price, which is on average lower than the prices of competitors who work by hand. But is it really true that spending less equals saving money? Over time, the quality and convenience of a product are also (and above all) measured in terms of its resistance and durability, as well as by its actual usefulness in helping achieve the purpose for which the item was produced.
We have been working with plumbing systems and plastic processing since 1996. In our almost 25 years in the business, we have expanded our range of services and processes, responding to the ever-changing needs of the market with flexibility and professionalism. We handle requests for tailor-made products and processes with the care and attention they deserve, and we have the tools to manage all kinds of projects, including non-standard ones. Our specialities include producing PVC pipes suitable for artesian wells, construction, pressure, sewers and drains.