When one looks at the Italian manufacturers of food technology machinery and equipment you can clearly see the innovative spirit of the Italian, Leonardo da Vinci. Many of these companies are small to mid-sized - but don't let that fool you. In terms of meeting the ever stricter requirements of consumers, these companies are noted as the most flexible and responsive. Thanks to their technologically superior, durable and ingeniously designed machinery they have gotten quite a reputation. Maybe that is why Italy is the world leader in food technology machinery and technology, consistently exporting over 90% of their production each year.