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UCIMU Presents The First Sustainability Report Of The Machine Tool Sector
Milan, 21 February 2023. This afternoon, during a meeting attended by enterprises, the credit world, institutions, and the press, the first Sustainability Report dedicated to the machine tool sector was presented. It was carried out by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots, and automation systems manufacturers' association, in cooperation with ALTIS, Graduate School Business & Society of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart. “Sustainability is an extremely profitable field for companies, because it does not only allow to improve the relations with one’s own
The Rising Importance for Sustainability: customers have higher expectations regarding sustainability after COVID-19
'After COVID-19 customers have higher expectations regarding sustainability. The pandemic has taught us that having production closer to the place where the goods are sold is important. The common requests, on all types of machines relate to digitalization and industry 4.0, as well as sustainability, traceability, and circular economy," reports Maria Vittoria Brustia, President of ASSOMAC, the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leather Goods and Tanning Technologies. Industry trends Sports shoes and sneakers are still very popular, very in fashion. But we also see a

Q4 2021: Machine Tool Orders Grow Again (+49.4%) It Is A Record Even On A Yearly Basis (+70.1%)

Barbara Colombo , president of UCIMU: “The collection of machine tool orders is satisfactory, but affected by the delays in the supplies of raw materials and components and by the exorbitant increase of costs”. “We ask the Government to move, from April to June 2022, the delivery terms of machines ordered by the end of 2021, to ensure our customers the benefits established in the incentive measures regarding Industry 4.0” In the fourth quarter 2021, the index of machine tool orders processed by the Economic Studies Department & Business Culture of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE showed a 49.4%

SMW Autoblock Continues To Grow In North America And Worldwide

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 course of a couple of decades, from a workshop to fully-industrialized production. The company steadily became the leading maker of chucks in Italy. In the 1960s Autoblok started exporting its products

37 Italian Packaging Machinery Companies Help Out The Vaccination Efforts

​A total of 37 Italian packaging machinery manufacturers - predominantly members of Machines Italia’s partner association UCIMA - have responded to Confindustria’s appeal to voluntarily make their sites available for use in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme. A large number of companies based in many areas of the country have responded to the call to create a map of potential “community factory” sites throughout Italy, an initiative that has seen a total of more than 10,000 factories proposed. This figure reflects businesses’ strong spirit of service towards the country and represents

33.BI-MU and XYLEXPO Together October 12-15, 2022

A new, big exhibition concept dedicated to manufacturing technology will be launched at FieraMilano-Rho from 12 to 15 October 2022, resulting from a partnership between BI-MU and Xylexpo, respectively organized by Ucimu-Sistemi per produrre - the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation - and Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers. In times of unprecedented challenges, also for exhibitions, the two events will offer a new scenario where operators will have the opportunity to find expertise, solutions and ideas for a common

Clone of Los tiempos que corren....México

Covid-19 has affected everyone and did not spare the manufacturing industry. Surprisingly, however, many companies have adapted to these changing circumstances realizing that evolution is and always has been the only constant in their line of business. Mexico, with a territorial extension of more than 1.9 million km2, is the fourteenth largest country, and is strategically positioned as a gateway to the North American, Central and South American markets. Its Federal Republic is made up of 32 states, with high concentrations of economic activities within its three main metropolitan areas

Times They Are Changing….Mexico

Covid-19 has affected the whole world and it did not spare the manufacturing industry. However, surprisingly, many companies have adapted to these changing circumstances by understanding that evolution is and always has been the only constant in their line of business. Mexico, with a land mass of over 1.9 million km2, is the fourteenth largest country in size, and is strategically positioned as a gateway to the North America and Central and South America markets. Its Federal Republic consists of 32 states, with high concentrations of economic activities within its three major metropolitan

Simac Tanning Tech 2021: Back To The Fair

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 to industry 4.0 solutions, developed by the Italian Trade Agency and ASSOMAC , the Italian National Association Of Manufacturers Of Footwear, Leathergoods And Tanning Technologies. ASSOMAC and the Italian

Advanced Manufacturing Outlook 2021

The Advanced Manufacturing Outlook is a survey that measures Industry 4.0 engagement amongst manufacturing business owners and senior executives in Canada. For the second consecutive year, research firm R.K. Insights in Toronto conducted the survey through June and July form Canadian Manufacturing and PLANT magazines, in partnership with Machines Italia (The Italian Trade Commission), Lapp Group North America and Alps Welding Ltd. 185 manufacturers participated in Advanced Manufacturing Outlook 2021 with the survey findings strongly representing the industry with a margin of error at +/- 6%