Amaplast (Italian trade association, member of CONFINDUSTRIA, bringing together about 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds), through its Statistical Studies Center, has completed its year-end balance sheet for 2018, incorporating foreign trade data from ISTAT (Italian Institute of Statistics). Italian market of...
Hosted at the Moscow Fairgrounds, the event has reached its 21st anniversary and is the largest glass production, processing and finishing products show in Russia and Eastern Europe. The 2018 event encompassed 11,500 sq., had 396 exhibitors from 24 countries and attracted 7,500 visitors from 49 different countries. Companies participating in Mir Stekla 2019 as part of the group...
2018 PRELIMINARY BALANCE Again this year we can say that "…the barometer for woodworking and furniture industry machinery and plants keeps pointing to nice weather". We used the same expression at the end of 2017, which closed with 11.6 percent growth over 2016, and we are repeating it this year to tell you about an excellent 9.5 percent growth recorded by production in the past twelve months...
Desire for change and progress is in the air at Xylexpo: after the decision to bring the exhibition timeframe to four days (from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May 2020), a new logo has been launched officially, twenty years after the rebranding from Interbimall to Xylexpo and the introduction of the logo that has characterized the international exhibition until the latest edition in 2018. So, as of...
The July-September period reaffirmed the current industry trend, characterized by consolidation after strong growth in 2017. After major investments in Italy and abroad in recent months, woodworking and wood-based materials companies finally have a new and updated fleet of equipment. As a result, the need to invest is now decreasing. This consideration is essential to analyze the results for...
Organized by Gimav jointly with ITA (Italian Trade Agency), this will be the first group attendance by Gimav members at the Istanbul event, to be held on 6-9 March at the Tüyap Fair & Congress Center. The 9th Eurasia Glass event, held concurrently in Istanbul with the Eurasia Window, Glass and Door Exhibition, is the region's foremost trade expo, and focuses on the latest...
The growth of the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers shows no sign of stopping. According to the preliminary figures published by the Research Department of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association), the sector’s turnover is expected to see further 6.8% growth to 7.7 billion euros in 2018. Both the Italian and international markets have contributed...
Imports +11.4%, exports -0.6% in the period January-September 2018 with respect to the first three quarters of 2017 according to analyses by theAmaplast Statistical Studies Centre of ISTAT foreign trade data. The strong growth in imports, while remaining in the double digits, slowed significantly compared to +26% in March and +23% in June. Exports remained weak: toward the end...
The delegation of US and Canadian students, winners of the 2018 Italian Technology Awards (organized by ITA - Italian Trade Agency as part of the Machines Italia project), accompanied by two of their professors, were hosted in Italy from November 4th to 11th. After an initial study day in Como, at Villa Del Grumello, and a visit to ComoNExT, Digital Innovation Hub and startup incubator, the...
The orders index for textile machinery compiled by ACIMIT, the association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers comprising of 300 companies, for the period between July-September 2018, has remained stable compared to the same period for 2017. While machinery orders received by ACIMIT members increased in Italy, there was a fall in export markets. In domestic market, the index...

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