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,...
World trade is slowing, with political and economic turbulence emerging on many markets as well as uncertainty regarding a protectionist turn by certain world leaders, but the footwear, leather-goods and tanning machinery industry has delivered yet another positive year. “If we can take some credit – says Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, ASSOMAC President – it is for the fact that, despite all the...
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...
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...

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