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Canadian Manufacturers Outlook 2017

The Canadian Manufacturers’ Outlook is a survey conducted, on a yearly basis, by Northstar for PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, SYSPRO Canada and Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency. The latest edition of the survey report is fresh off the press. The findings - based on 526 replies from senior manufacturing executives (margin of error +/- 4.27%, 19 times out of 20) - show that 36% of the respondents are optimistic although most (55%) qualify their optimism with caution.


Italian association for mechatronic technologies and components for hydraulic power, power transmission, intelligent automation and control of industrial products and processes. FEDERTEC was born in 2019 from the merger of ASSIOT - Italian Association of Manufacturers of Gears and Transmission Elements - and ASSOFLUID - Italian Association of Producers of Hydraulic Systems. FEDERTEC has 250 members and represents one of the most important industrial sectors in Italy and worldwide, with a production of 11.5 billion euros (60% of which is exported) and 55,000 employees.


Federtec (x-ASSIOT) - Italian Association of Mechatronic Technologies and Components for Fluid Power, Power Transmission, Smart Automation and Control of Industrial Products and Processes. After the establishment of FEDERTEC in 2019 thanks to the merger of ASSIOT (Italian Transmission Elements and Gears Manufacturers Association) and ASSOFLUID (Italian Fluid Power Association), also FNDI (National Federation of Industrial Distribution) has been incorporated into FEDERTEC from April 2022, adding a new piece to the mechatronic technologies chain. FEDERTEC has 280 member companies and represents