After the summer break, activity is back in full swing for the next edition of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry supplies to be held at Fieramilano-Rho from Tuesday, May 24, to Saturday, May 28, 2016. Well, actually, some activities have never stopped! These include the meetings and events of the Xylexpo 2016 roadmap, organized at...
The annual members assembly of ASSOCOMAPLAST – the Italian trade association belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups together over 160 makers of machinery, moulds and equip-ment for plastics and rubber – was held on Friday, 19 June at the Science and Technology Mu-seum in Milan. The assembly elected a new President for the two-year term 2015-2017: Alessandro Grassi, managing...
A service call in Korea, found an Italian plate roller still in use by its Korean customer and still performing as it did its first day of service 25 years ago, without ever having had any single major failures, for sure it was built in the proper way - an Italian way! That clearly was the case during a technical service performed by DAVI engineer at POSCO, the Korean steel mill giant. The...
PLAST breaks up the 3 years cycle with the next PLAST being held September 26 - 30, 2017, instead of May 8 - 12, 2018. The show will then continue on its usual triennal frequency. This is the big news announced on the first day of the exhibition. NPE moving from the month of March to May 7-11, 2018, as well as the overlapping with FEIPLASTIC this year, has surely affected such decision but not...
Italy's ICMA San Giorgio (Milan, Italy), In collaboration with a leading European producer of cutting systems, has launched a lab-line unit for testing in Monroe, Michigan, USA (near Detroit). This pelletizing and compounding line unit, equipped with ICMA’s 50 mm diameter co-rotating extruder from the MCM high torque family, is particularly versatile and covers a wide range of...
Competition comes from every corner of the globe. The decisions you make – about products, people and processes – will determine the quality of your offering and your return on investment. When you have options and your operation is nimble and able to respond to opportunities, you win. Across various industrial sectors, Italian machinery represents the very best in high technology, smart...
Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups to-gether over 160 makers of machinery, moulds and equipment for plastics and rubber) has completed the year 2014 balance sheet for the sector, incorporating ISTAT foreign trade data. Progress in exports maintained a constant pace to the end of the year, sustaining Italian machinery manufacturers in a period...
Italy's System Logistics's automated vertical storage solutions company Modula US has announced a $6 Million USD investment in manufacturing at the firm’s Lewiston, Maine facility. The factory will be equipped with the latest automated lines to punch, bend, weld and cut sheet metal for a variety of Modula storage products. According to Modula US President Miguel Fabra, “40...
This is how Mauro Drappo, CEO of the AMUT group, commented on the merger on 9 February that now has DOLCI BIELLONI operating with the new company name AMUT DOLCI BIELLONI. “Now two historical companies, AMUT and DOLCI BIELLONI can create significant synergies together and become a major player on international markets,” adds Drappo. “We believe that this merger represents the completion of a...
For the Italian textile machinery sector, the year’s fourth quarter resulted in a decline in orders, mainly due to a negative performance recorded in foreign sales. These findings have been reported in an economic survey conducted by ACIMIT, the Italian Association representing the industry, indicating a 4% drop over the previous quarter. The value of the orders index for the period from...

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