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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

​Geocart Chooses Montréal For First North American Office

Geocart S.p.a., a technology provider based in Italy that specializes in remote environmental and infrastructure monitoring and observation, is launching a North American office in Montréal to house its research and development activities. The local team will be tasked with developing high-tech services, such as aerial survey and inspection of power lines, railways and highways, and analysis of ground and vegetation. The new Montréal office is Geocart’s first foray in North America. The company is investing $5 million to launch its Canadian operations and plans to build a team of programmers

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

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

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%

State of the Industry Report 2021: The Italian Machine Tool, Robot And Automation Industry Envisages A Recovery Already In 2021.

The pandemic that broke out almost one year ago strongly affected the results of the Italian industry of the sector, which registered double-digit decreases for all main economic indicators in 2020. However, the trend of the year 2021 should be completely different and, even if the ground lost over the last twelve months cannot be fully recovered, the forecasts are really positive. This is in brief what was reported by Barbara Colombo , president of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association, during the usual end-of-year

State of the Industry Report 2020: Acimall: the third quarter of 2020

The figures for July-September 2020 clearly reflect what’s happening in this key segment of the Italian mechanical engineering industry. In general, the orders of machinery and tools for wood and furniture are recording a decreasing trend below expectations, which indicates a partial improvement of the economic situation compared to the previous quarters, strongly impacted by the lockdown . This trend indicates that the industry’s production system has identified the necessary countermeasures to carry on, within a context where the role of digital communication tools to support business is

UCIMU: Machine Tool Orders Fell in Second Quarter of 2020

As expected, there was again a decrease in the index of the orders collected by the Italian machine tool manufacturers in the second quarter of 2020 . In particular, according to the data processed by the Economic Studies Department & Business Culture of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, in the period April-June, the index registered a 39.1% downturn compared with the same period of 2019 . The outcome was due both to the reduction in the orders collected by Italian manufacturers on the domestic market (-44.7%) and to the fall reported on the foreign market (-37.8%) . This is the actual figure

GIMAV: Favorable Results in 2019 And Optimistic Forecast for 2020. Then the Lockdown

Glass processing technologies enjoyed a positive 2019; especially brilliant for hollow glass. Expectations ran high for 2020 and then, the COVID-19 pandemic re-wrote the script. For now, reliable forecasting is impossible. INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE IN 2019 Positive results in 2019 (+2.7%) were driven by a rise in exports (+3.7%) allowing Italy’s glass processing technologies industry to continue the growth trend that has kept it in a starring role for the last decade. Thanks in part to the revision of the customs codes used in the survey, it achieved an absolute value of overall sales in excess of