On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, the member assembly of the Italian trade association of manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds approved the proposal to change the name of the association from Assocomaplast to AMAPLAST. As emphasized by the association president, Alessandro Grassi, “in a logic of renewal, to further strengthen the image of our association and the...
Milan, 6 June 2017 – the countdown to the 40th edition of HostMilano has now begun, the trade show that will be taking place at Fieramilano from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 October and that will be celebrating with the leading event for the Ho.Re.Ca., food service, retail, mass-market and hôtellerie industries.   Growing numbers compared to the same period in 2015...
At the invitation of the Italian Trade Agency and UCIMU – Sistemi per produrre (Italy’s machine tool, robots, automation systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manufacturers' association), I joined six representatives of Canadian manufacturing companies on a visit to Lamiera in May. Lamiera is Italy’s metal forming tradeshow, which was being held for the first time in...
McKinsey & Company and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, announced on June 1, 2017, the launch of the North American Digital Capability Center (DCC) – a unique digital manufacturing learning center offering companies access to next generation Industry 4.0 technology to help them advance their operations, design and productivity. The US...
An industrial sector in a good state of health with an annual turnover in excess of 44 billion euros and a strong export propensity which opens up exciting business opportunities is the picture of the Italian processing and packaging industry painted by the Ipack-Ima Monitor, the half-yearly business study conducted over a sample of companies representing the entire supply chain. The industry,...
By the second deadline for stand assignment, more than 800 companies have confirmed their participation in PLAST 2018 – International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries scheduled in Milan from 29 May to 1 June 2018.  The organizers have thus recorded a 6% increase in the assigned area with respect to the same deadline for PLAST 2015. There has also...
The international press conference discussed the new corporate structure, the layout based on target markets, the international promotion activities and The Innovation Alliance. The first international presentation of IPACK-IMA 2018, the leading exhibition of food and non-food processing and packaging technologies scheduled for Fiera Milano from 29 May to 1 June 2018, was held on...
This documentary was developed by the Italian Trade Agency via its Chicago USA Office, together with Italy's machine tools manufacturers' association, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, highlighting its activities during a one-week tour of Ohio and Alabama. The tour which was fact-finding in nature, which was to assess the US manufacturing economy for potential opportunities for Italian machinery...
​Packaging machinery maker Amut Dolci Bielloni, which is headquartered in Novara, Italy, invites PLAST-EX visitors to attend an open house at Olympic Plastics in Toronto, where a multi-layer blown film line will be on display. The company will be exhibiting in booth #2133 at PLAST-EX. The Amut Group operates eight plants in Italy; the Toronto area is one of its strongest regions...
MEAT-TECH 2018, the exhibition for the meat and fish processing and packaging industry, is launching theme sections devoted to several important steps in the production process. The refrigeration chain and equipment for production, cutting and packaging will take centre stage at the 2018 show. Planning work on MEAT-TECH 2018 is continuing in order to respond to and anticipate market needs....

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