Fifth among manufacturing countries, after the revision of the time-series data carried out by the US association, Italy confirmed its third place among exporters and gained one position in the consumption ranking, where it came in fifth, as a testimony to the liveliness of its domestic demand. The positive trend reported since 2014 will continue throughout 2017 - the year in...
In the April-June 2017, orders for Italian woodworking technologies recorded 31.9% growth rates, compared to the same period of 2016 (previous quarter growth was 22.2%), reported Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers’ association Acimall. The final figure results from the performance of foreign trade, with orders increasing by 34.8% in the quarter under scrutiny, and the...
According to data compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, the order index for textile machinery during the period from April to June rose by 26% compared to the same period in 2016. The value of the index stood at 117.3 points (basis: 2010=100). Specifically, significant increase in orders was recorded for domestic market, where the index stood at an...
Over the first six months of 2017, 5,109 machines have been sold in the Italian market, up 6% compared to last year. In deeper detail, the sector of earth moving machines grows 6% with 4,910 machines sold, while road equipment increases by 9% (199 machines sold).  "The Italian market continue to grow, albeit at a moderate pace – says Paolo Venturi, President of Unacea. The...
Vitrum 2017 will take place at Fiera Milano Rho October 3-6, 2017. The four-day event will combine displays of the most innovative technologies in the glass processing machinery, special products and accessories industries with a packed calendar of side events. As of today, visitors can now register for Vitrum 2017 by completing the short form found at: http://ticketonline.fieramilano.it/...
At the annual members’ meeting held on 30 June 2017, GIMAV officially presented and shared the data on the Italian Flat Glass and Hollow Glass industry. The report, titled “The Italian industry of glass processing machinery, systems, accessories and special products in 2016” – provides a comprehensive and detailed annual snapshot of the industry, highlighting its structural characteristics,...
The journey along the road to the event continues with the opportunities for printing in every stage of the purchasing process as the common thread.   Milan, 29 June 2017 - A sheet of paper, a canvas, a white surface gradually acquire colours, shapes, and content. Just like a printing process, the road to the next edition of Print4All continues, identifying needs, making...
There’s innovation in the future of the Italian textile machinery, thanks in part to the stimulus provided by Industry 4.0, as stated at the Assembly held by the industry association ACIMIT by President Raffaella Carabelli, presenting the figures for the sector. In 2016, Italy’s production of textile machinery rose 5% compared to 2015, thereby reaching a value of 2.7 billion euros. During the...
International convention of glass industry associations: two days filled with meetings and discussions, ideas and opportunities  ​ The first International Convention of Glass Industry Associations met in Murano (Venice) June 21st and 22nd, 2017, brought together delegations from Italy, Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Poland, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Slovakia and the United States of...
The annual Member Assembly of Assocomaplast – Italian trade association of 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds within CONFINDUSTRIA – took place on Wednesday, the 7th of June 2017 at Villa Cagnola in Gazzada Schianno (province of Varese). The Assembly included elections of the President and three Vice Presidents for two-year terms 2017-2019...

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