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Front Row For Italy’s Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities At Automate/ProMat 2019
The Automate 2019 Show and Conference, North America’s largest showcase devoted to automation industry trends, leading-edge technology and business innovation, took place April 8-11, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The biennial event is the biggest yet with more than 500 exhibitors who shared the latest technologies with 20,000+ attendees hoping to implement automation to better compete in the global market.

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) World Robotics Report 2018, which compiles A3’s Robotic Industries Association (RIA) collected statistics, robot sales in the United States reached $2.1 billion and hit a new peak of almost 38,000 units, setting a record for the eighth year in a row (2010-2018). Robot density in the US manufacturing industry reached 200 robots per 10,000 employees vs. 97 in China (2017) now more than double that of China and ranks seventh worldwide. The trend to automate production in both domestic and global markets is the main driving force of robot installations in the US.

In conjunction with Automate, ProMat 2019 the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North and South America took place at McCormick Place. VIsitors had access to the latest material handling and logistics equipment and technologies. Over 1,000 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government displayed their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 400,000 square foot show floor.

This year, Italy had a strong presence at both shows, with approximately 20 companies taking part, either directly from Italy or via their North American subsidiaries. For more info on the shows and the Italian companies which exhibited, please visit

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