Italian Print/Convert Machinery: State of the Industry Report 2013 & New ACIMGA President Elected

Milan, June 18th 2013 –  Marco Calcagni (Omet) is the new President of ACIMGA for the two-year period 2013-2014. Elected during the General Member Assembly that took place today in Milan, Calcagni will be flanked by Vice-President Aldo Peretti (Uteco Converting) and by the following offices:

Board of Directors

Ugo Barzanò, past president (IMS Deltamatic), Silvana Canette past president (Flexotecnica), Felice Rossini past president (Rossini), Daniele Barbui (ACE di Barbui Davide&Figli), Alberto Brivio (BP Agnati), Giovanni Cama (Cason), Alfredo Cerciello (Nordmeccanica), Costanza Cerutti (Cerutti Packaging Equipment), Fabrizio Della Casa (Sitma Machinery), Giorgio Petratto (Petratto).

Board of Arbitrators:

Giulio Falcinelli, Carlo Grignolio, Gianfelice Scovenna.


Fiorino Bellisario (Bizzozero Mica), Pierangelo Colombi, Sante Conselvan (Gama).

Guido Corbella was confirmed Secretary General. 

The assembly disclosed the latest data on industry performance, which continues to show impressive export rates - + 4% in the January-March period of this year. The positive trend (Source: Acimga research department on Istat data) is also validated by the recent qualitative research on order performance over the first months of the year conducted among ACIMGA members, who report excellent prospects with regard to sales on foreign markets and expectations for the current year. 

“Internationalization and packaging are the key words for success in this industry representing the excellence of made-in-Italy production, which boasts a record-setting 2012: over € 2 billion in revenues, a 9.1% increase over 2011, exports up by 11% amounting to 82.7% of total revenues. Such impressive results match the pre-crisis levels of 2008”, says the newly elected president Calcagni.

About ACIMGA President - Dr. Marco Calcagni

Marco Calcagni was born in Lecco on September 2nd 1966. He is married to Paola Bartesaghi and has three children: Andrea, Sara and Luca.

After obtaining a high-school diploma at Istituto Tecnico Badoni, Lecco Mr. Calcagni joined Omet in 1987. In 2000 he was appointed Vice-president of Omet China and then of Omet Americas in 2012.

Vice-president of ACIMGA since 2011, he is also an advisor to A.T.I.F. Milano (the Italian technical association for the development of Flexography) and member of the board of directors of the IT’S TISSUE network.

For more information kindly contact:

Dr. Lucia Lamonarca – Press Office
ACIMGA – the Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry Sempione 4 -  20154 Milano - Tel. +39.02.3191091 – fax +39.02.3450647
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