An investment of US$ 15,000,000 has been carried out by Novacart in the last two years for the automation of the products plants, research and development, marketing know-how, included in this is the building of a new production plant. The new five year forecast anticipates a 3% increase in investments. It is very important to note that Novacart Spa's investments are almost totally self-financed. This continual investment and research into new production methods and the development and new materials result in cost reduction and increased competitivenes.