+109%: this is the increase in Italian exports of machinery, equipment and moulds for plastics and rubber processing to Russia in the first nine months of 2017 with respect to the same period one year earlier, based on analyses of ISTAT foreign trade data by the Statistical Studies Center of Amaplast – trade association within CONFINDUSTRIA including over 170 manufacturers. This excellent...
Visitor preregistration opens on 15 January for PLAST 2018-International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries taking place at FieraMilano in Rho-Pero from Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June 2018. By preregistering (on the visitors page of plastonline.org), operators intending to visit the exhibition can request two free admission tickets to PLAST 2018 and to each of...
Milan, December 2017 – From the food products that we find on the supermarket shelves and the books that we peruse in the bookshop to the houses that we live in and the cars that we drive: ‘behind the scenes’ of our economy’s most central production sectors, lies a lengthy chain of outstanding and technological industrial machinery, a world of technologies that spans from the...
The week-long visits of the Italian Technology Awards winners recently concluded. An international program sponsored by ITA (Italian Trade Agency), it is part of a “Machines Italia” special project aimed at expanding the educational horizons of North American students through cross-contamination of skill-sets and knowledge transfer with a select group of Italian machinery manufacturers. For the...
The 2017 edition of the Ontario Export Awards wrapped up with the gala luncheon held at the International Centre, in Mississauga, last November 21. 11 ambitious, highly-innovative Ontario companies with their sights set on pushing into new global markets took home awards honouring their commitment to international growth and continued expansion across the province. ClimateWorx...
November 1, 2017 – The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is pleased to announce the North American winners of its annual technology awards (see Attachment A for a full list). Essays by engineering students based in several renowned Universities in Canada, Mexico and the United States were selected by panels of Italian experts for their outstanding quality and innovativeness. Scholars and students...
ICE-Agenzia, in collaborazione con UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, ha organizzato l’evento di presentazione delle opportunita’ sul mercato USA con focus sul settore della macchina utensile.  Durante l’iniziativa e’ stato presentato il video della missione esplorativa “Fact finding tour USA” in Ohio e Alabama svoltasi a marzo 2017 durante la quale i rappresentanti dell’ufficio ICE di...
The 2016 financial data for the Italian ceramic and brick machinery industry analysed by the Acimac Research Department – MECS reveal a further improvement in productivity and profitability. This further average improvement in management indices was set against a backdrop of strong growth in turnover that was maintained for the whole of 2016 and continues today, with turnover growth accelerating...
According to data elaborated by ACIMIT, the Association Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers for the period from July to September, the orders index for textile machinery has risen by 6% compared to the same period in 2016. The index has a value of 107.3 points (2010 basis = 100). In further detail, foreign markets have shown a 6% increase, with the index reaching a value of 119.4 points...
The second work day for Vitrum 2017 came to a close with new, key, share and compare opportunities. In the morning - behind closed doors - the highly-anticipated second meeting of the International Glass Associations took place. After the first International Convention held in Murano (Venice) in June, the group is meeting in Milan to concentrate on drafting its first operational...

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