Canadian Manufacturers Outlook 2017: Growth 4.0

The PLANT Manufacturers’ Outlook 2017 is a survey is conducted by Northstar for PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, SYSPRO Canada and Machines Italia with the Italian Trade Commission and it is based on 526 replies from senior manufacturing executives (margin of error of +/- 4.27%, 19 times out of 20). 

According to the survey, although economic growth was disappointing this year, Canadian manufacturers have a positive view of their prospects next year when GDP for Canada and the US is forecast to rise a bit above 2%. The survey also shows 36% of senior company executives are optimistic although most (55%) qualify their optimism with caution.

Most of their companies (65%) fall into the small business category (under 100 employees); 23% are medium-sized (under 500); and 13% are large firms (500 or more).

More than half of the senior executives are expecting orders and sales to increase (by an average 15% and 16%); but costs will also increase (by 9%). Pricing will stay the same for 55% but 33% expect increases (of 8%). Forty-two per cent see profits rising an average of 13%.

USA: GUIDA FISCALE

Questa Guida fa parte di una mini collana di due volumi che include la Guida legale “USA Guida Pratica agli investimenti - Frequently Asked Questions” consultabile sul sito www.machinesitalia.org. Anche questo secondo prontuario nasce dalla collaborazione con ASSOCOMAPLAST (Associazione Nazionale dei Costruttori di Macchine e Stampi per Materie Plastiche e Gomma) con l’obiettivo di presentare in maniera sintetica, alle aziende interessate, il sistema scale e contabile USA.

La disciplina scale americana risulta, nel suo complesso, piuttosto complicata ed è in continua evoluzione. E’ di matrice federalista e si basa sul principio della “progressività” (ovvero le imposte crescono all’aumentare del reddito), con un’imposizione su tre diversi livelli: locale, statale e federale. In linea generale è assoggettata alla giurisdizione scale degli USA ciascuna persona sica o giuridica che produca, venda beni o servizi o che sia membro di una partnership o Limited Liability Company.

La mini collana arricchisce le numerose informazioni gia disponibili sul sito web di ICE Agenzia (www.ice.gov.it) e si inserisce nell’elenco di pubblicazioni curate dalla Rete ICE negli USA. Tra queste segnaliamo la “Guida Pratica alla Proprietà Intellettuale negli USA” curata dal Desk di Assistenza alla Tutela della Proprietà Intellettuale e agli Ostacoli al Commercio presso ICE New York

USA: GUIDA PRATICA AGLI INVESTIMENTI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questa Guida nasce dalla collaborazione con ASSOCOMAPLAST, Associazione nazionale dei costruttori di macchine e stampi per materie plastiche e gomma, con l’obiettivo di fornire uno strumento di primo orientamento semplice e agile alle aziende interessate ad espandere una propria presenza commerciale o produttiva negli Stati Uniti. Le macchine per la lavorazione delle materie plastiche e della gomma hanno registrato nel 2015 uno dei più alti tassi di crescita dell’intero comparto meccanica (2,9 miliardi di euro di export nel 2015 di cui 260 milioni diretti proprio verso gli Stati Uniti, con un incremento del 50% rispetto al 2014).

La continua crescita dell’interscambio Italia-USA, pari a 54.3 miliardi di Euro nel 2015, con la meccanica italiana a rappresentare la prima voce delle nostre esportazioni con una quota del 23%, è accompagnata da una parallela costante crescita di aziende italiane che decidono di radicarsi stabilmente negli Stati Uniti. Una presenza stabile è infatti una condizione essenziale, anche se non sufficiente, per poter crescere e fare affari negli USA. Ciò è particolarmente vero per le aziende italiane della meccanica e in generale dei settori in cui l’assistenza tecnica, i servizi di ricambistica e i servizi post- vendita rappresentano fattori negoziali di fondamentale importanza.

ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all’estero e l’internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane ha mappato, nei settori della meccanica e dei beni industriali, la presenza stabile di oltre 500 aziende con investimenti che spaziano dalla piccola struttura di commercializzazione e assistenza, assemblaggio fino alla produzione vera e propria sul suolo statunitense. Aziende per lo più collocate nelle principali zone manifatturiere americane: “MidWest”, con oltre 170 aziende, e “South-East” con 150 presenze. Nel solo settore delle macchine per materie plastiche e gomma sono più di 30 le aziende stabilmente presenti. 

La Guida fa parte di una mini collana che includera' un secondo prontuario che presenta il sistema fiscale e contabile USA.  

Perceptions and Opportunity: Packaging and Packaging Machinery in the USA

A presentation of a customized study by Euromonitor on the Packaging Machinery in the US for the Food & Beverage Industry on the occasion of Pack Expo International held here in Chicago in November 2016. 

The study is based on in-depth industry Interviews with over 25 U.S. Food/Beverage processors and Packaging Machinery Survey results  from over 150 U.S. Food/Beverage processors. The study was sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency Chicago USA and Italy's packaging machinery manufacturers' association, UCIMA.

The two major objectives to this report were to identify the perception of certain types of packaging machines based on country of origin, company size, while also identifying the primary purchasing decisions for US food and beverage manufacturers. And secondly, to dive into the opportunity available in the US market for Italian packaging machinery manufacturers by looking at imports into the US, key consumer pack type trends, and future purchasing decisions for US food and beverage manufacturers.
 
 
Relevant Sectors:
Canadian Manufacturers Outlook 2017
The Canadian Manufacturers’ Outlook is a survey conducted, on a yearly basis, by Northstar for PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, SYSPRO Canada and Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency.

The latest edition of the survey report is fresh off the press.  The findings - based on 526 replies from senior manufacturing executives (margin of error +/- 4.27%, 19 times out of 20) - show that 36% of the respondents are optimistic although most (55%) qualify their optimism with caution.
Italian Trade Agency & Society of Manufacturing 2016 Industry 4.0 Survey
This survey of Industry 4.0 was conducted by the Italian Trade Agency Chicago USA Office and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in November 2016 with over 325 companies based in the US taking part (2/3 of which currently use Italian machinery and technology in their production lines). The report provides insight and analysis to determine the latest trends in Smart Manufacturing to determine how manufacturers are reacting to Industry 4.0. Questions included plans to adopt the connected factory on the shop floor in regards to technology acquisitions, upgrades and migrations to benchmark current awareness/understanding and the perceive ‘role’ of digital solutions, identify current adoptions and areas of focus. Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. Today, manufacturers can see and react to the performance of their machines and integrated systems with analytics in real time. They can enable machines to talk to one other, control operations remotely, predict challenges and even share live data with the supply chain. Advancements in cloud computing, as well as mobile and app technology, increasingly puts power into the users’ hands.

 
Fresh Off The Press...PLANT Manufacturers' Outlook 2017

Although economic growth was disappointing this year, Canadian manufacturers have a positive view of their prospects next year when GDP for Canada and the US is forecast to rise a bit above 2%.

The PLANT Manufacturers’ Outlook 2017 survey shows 36% of senior company executives are optimistic although most (55%) qualify their optimism with caution.

The survey, conducted by Northstar for PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, SYSPRO Canada and Machines Italia with the Italian Trade Commission, is based on 526 replies from senior manufacturing executives (margin of error +/-

4.27%, 19 times out of 20).

Read or download the full report.

 

Soft Landing - Un Servizio da ICE-Agenzia Chicago USA
ITA Chicago mette a disposizione delle imprese italiane interessate ad aprire una propria filiale negli USA un nuovo servizio di soft landing.
Think Italy, Think Innovation - MIT Technology Review Article
When you think of Italy, what first comes most to mind? Most likely, it's some combination of food, fashion, fine wine, and fast cars. 

But Italy is equally important for its leadership in machinery, advanced manufacturing, and - most recently - robotics.

Find out more about Italy's leadership in these areas in the piece published in the January/February 2016 MIT Technology Review magazine.
Italian Pavillion at Aeromart Montreal 2015

17 Italian leading aerospace companies, and two industry associations will be exhibiting at the 2015 edition of Aeromart that will take place in Montreal from March 31 to April 2, 2015.

The Italian Trade Commission pavillion will showcase the Italian innovations in the aerospace sector and will host B2B meetings.

For further information please contact toronto [at] ice.it

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