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In the first quarter 2022, the index of machine tool orders processed by the Economic Studies Department & Business Culture of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE marked a slight decrease (-3%) compared with the period January-March 2021. The absolute value of the index stood at 164 (base year 100 in 2015). The outcome was due to the reduction in the collection of orders in the domestic market, which…
Sesto San Giovanni, 12 July 2021. In 2020, the Italian manufacturing industry of machine tools, robots and automation systems reported a considerable fall of all main economic indicators. Nonetheless, it was able to maintain the positions gained in the international rankings of the sector, where it confirmed its fourth place among manufacturing countries and among exporting countries and its…
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SMW‑AUTOBLOK is a global market leader in the manufacturing of workholding systems for turning, grinding and milling machine tools. The company designs, develops, manufactures and supports a variety of technology and solutions for different industries and applications  worldwide. Founded in Turin, Italy’s notorious automotive cluster, almost 80 years ago (1942), SMW‑AUTOBLOK moved, during the…
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​ Gruppo Fanti, a metal packaging manufacturing company headquartered in Bologna, Italy, will open its first U.S.-based plant in Weirton. The new plant will initially create 40 new full-time jobs and Gruppo Fanti plans to invest $30 million into the Brooke County operation.  “I love when we have firsts in West Virginia, and I’m really proud that Fanti Group has chosen to make West Virginia the…
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tanning | international | industry | February | Positive | Exhibitors | machines | Technology | Future | Production
 Simac Tanning Tech 2020,  the international annual trade show for the tanning and leather industry, wrapped up last February with a positive outcome:  324 exhibitors from 25 countries,  thousands of visitors and plenty of new machinery and technology on display. The fair was also an opportunity to open a window on the future of manufacturing thanks to the Innovation Corner, a project dedicated…
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digital | transformation | investments | innovation | credit | education | technologies | italian | euro | October
Sesto San Giovanni, 1st October 2020. In 2019, the Italian machine tool manufacturing industry ranked fourth among manufacturing countries and fourth also among exporting countries, overtaken by China that stole its historical third place. On the contrary, its fifth position in the ranking of consumer countries remained unchanged, as a confirmation of the importance of the Italian market in the…
Waiting for more details to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the industrial economy, based on the analysis of the Acimall Studies office we can illustrate the trend of wood and furniture technology in 2019. Unfortunately, those twelve months were characterized by hardly encouraging signals for the health of our industry, a suffering condition that can only get worse after the dramatic…
Over the next twelve months, the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers’ association will once again be engaged in international promotion for the sector. The number of trade fair appointments has almost doubled. The first stop will be Manila, where in a few days’ time the Made in Italy flag will be flown by seven sector companies.   After conducting in-depth studies of trends in the most…
Even in the last quarter 2019, the collection of machine tool orders highlighted a negative sign. In particular, in the fourth quarter 2019, the UCIMU index of machine tool orders registered a 16% downturn compared with the same period of the previous year. The absolute value of the index was 105.5 (base 100 in 2015). The overall outcome was affected both by the negative performance of the…
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AMAPLAST | Russia | January | trade show | plast | milan
There will be more than 40 Italian companies taking part in the Italian collective organized by Amaplast - the trade association, member of CONFINDUSTRIA, including over 160 manufacturers of machinery, equipment, and moulds for plastics and rubber processing - at the twenty-third edition of the specialized exhibition in Moscow on 28-31 January 2020. Approximately twenty other Italian companies…