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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

UCIMU Index Q1 2022: A Slight Decrease In Machine Tool Orders (-3%) Domestic Orders -15.9%; Foreign Orders +5%

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 was partially counterbalanced by an increase in overseas orders. In particular, on the foreign front, the collected orders grew by 5.3% compared with the same period of the previous year. The absolute

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%

North American Contingent At VITRUM 2021

The Italian Trade Commission - ITA and GIMAV , the Association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing, organized a delegation of foreign buyers to VITRUM 2021 that was held in Milano, Italy, from October 5 to 8, 2021. 70 delegates, from over 20 countries participated in the event with all the travel expenses covered by ITA and GIMAV. Amongst the North American delegates, invited by Machines Italia: Future Temp Glass Ltd, North Temp Glass Ltd, Agnora, Laurier Architectural, Wholesale Bevel & Edge Ltd, Glassfab Canada, Red Seal


Amidst the pandemic, the Italian Trade Commission - ITA Houston office and FederUnacoma , the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation, launched DEMO DAYS , a series of free digital events open to machinery buyers and dealers attending the World Ag Expo . DEMO DAYS involved more than 40 Italian agricultural technology providers during the course of three consecutive Tuesdays in April 2021. Each DEMO DAY consisted of an educational session and dedicated product demonstrations specifically created by Italian manufacturers for North American end users. DEMO DAYS was one of the


2021 it’s been a great Glassbuild edition for Italian companies! The Italian Pavilion (Pav. B - Stand 2923), placed on an area of ​​about 400 square meters, hosted a selection of 16 companies, leaders in the sector: ADI, Bottero, Bovone Diamond Tools, Diamant, Faraone, Helios Italquartz, Horizon , Italcarrelli, Mappi International, Mazzaroppi Engineering, Optima, Rollmac, Schiatti Angelo, Schiavo Glass Machinery SGM, Skill Glass, Triulzi Cesare Special Equipments. Inside, a welcome area was set up to facilitate meeting and work opportunities as well as to provide direct assistance to visitors

UCIMU: An Excellent 2021 for the Italian Industry Of Machine Tools, Robotics And Automation. A Strong Growth Also In 2022, With Full Recovery of The Ground Lost During The Pandemic

The year 2021 was extremely positive for the Italian industry of machine tools, robotics and automation, which reported double-digit increases for all key economic indicators. This trend should continue even in 2022, the year when all the ground lost in 2020 should be recovered. This is in short what was illustrated by Barbara Colombo , president of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association, during the traditional end-of-year press conference. As highlighted by the preliminary year’s data processed by the Studies Dept. &

State of the Industry Report 2021: Italian Textile Machinery Rebound in Q2 2021

The index of orders intake for Italian textile machinery, as processed by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, for the period ranging from April-June 2021, was up 214% compared to the same 2020 period. The value of the index was attested at 150.7 points (basis: 2015 = 100), a result that was no doubt influenced by the comparison with a quarter, from April-June 2020, in which orders were obviously at a minimum, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An analysis of the index of orders intake for the first six months of 2021 confirms a clearly positive business dynamic for

VITRUM 2021: All set for VITRUM 2021: Where glass technology comes alive Innovation in glass on stage across nearly 22,500 m2 of surface area, with 40% international exhibitors from 16 countries!

Opening today, Tuesday October 5, the 22 nd edition of VITRUM , the biennial B2B event organized by GIMAV (the Association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing) that for 40 years has been the only industry-specific trade show. It runs through October 8 at Fiera Milano Rho (Pav. 22-24) and is the first opportunity for international glass professionals to meet in person “ Where glass technology comes alive ”, as stated in our 2021 claim. “ This year’s exhibitors decided to go big ,” remarked Vitrum President Dino Zandonella

State of the Industry Report 2021: In 2021, the Italian Machine Tool Manufacturing Industry Registers a Strong Recovery of all Economic Indicators

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 fifth place in the ranking of consumer countries, as a testimony to the importance of the Italian market in the international scenario. The year 2021 is showing a completely different trend, confirming the