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As the current situation regarding COVID-19’s impact on the United States of America’s (USA) manufacturers rapidly changes, the Italian Trade Agency Chicago Office has included a number of what are considered trusted sources providing a wealth of updated information about the virus’s impact on the USA manufacturing economy.   Of these sources, IBIS World, Manufacturers Alliance for...
Xylexpo 2020 will be postponed. This is the painful but necessary decision taken by the Managing Board of Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers, owner of the biennial exhibition. The 2020 edition will not be held next May 26-29 as originally planned, but postponed to the second half of the year, in dates that will be identified later on, in view of...
Luigi Galdabini is the General Commissioner for EMO MILANO 2021, the world machine tool exhibition, which will be hosted at the Exhibition Centre of fieramilano Rho from 4 to 9 October 2021. The General Commissioner was appointed during the General Assembly of CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries. Luigi Galdabini will have the task of supervising the organisation of...
The announcement naming the new director was made Monday, February 3rd: “Cattaneo’s lengthy, deeply rooted experience with associations and Confindustria convinced us that he was the right person for GIMAV,” stated GIMAV President, Michele Gusti.   Taking office immediately, he replaces Laura Biason, who left the association at the end of 2019. Cattaneo will assist the Board and...
Over the next twelve months, the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers’ association will once again be engaged in international promotion for the sector. The number of trade fair appointments has almost doubled. The first stop will be Manila, where in a few days’ time the Made in Italy flag will be flown by seven sector companies.   After conducting in-depth studies of trends in...
Verona-Bologna, 9 January 2020. Veronafiere and BolognaFiere have established a 50-50 joint venture in view of Metef, the international expo on aluminium, metal foundry and technologies for innovative materials. The show was first organized in Italy in 1997 by Metef as the first expo worldwide dedicated to aluminium. It later became a joint venture with Verona’s exhibition centre and...
The orders index for textile machinery drawn up by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period from October to December 2019, showed an 8% drop compared to the same period for 2018. The index value stood at 92.9 points (basis: 2015=100). Orders compiled by Italian machinery manufacturers were in negative figures both abroad and on domestic markets in...
Even in the last quarter 2019, the collection of machine tool orders highlighted a negative sign. In particular, in the fourth quarter 2019, the UCIMU index of machine tool orders registered a 16% downturn compared with the same period of the previous year. The absolute value of the index was 105.5 (base 100 in 2015). The overall outcome was affected both by the negative performance of the...
There will be more than 40 Italian companies taking part in the Italian collective organized by Amaplast - the trade association, member of CONFINDUSTRIA, including over 160 manufacturers of machinery, equipment, and moulds for plastics and rubber processing - at the twenty-third edition of the specialized exhibition in Moscow on 28-31 January 2020. Approximately twenty other...
Already 466 companies have sent their applications to exhibit at 32.BI-MU, the international exhibition of reference in Italy for the machine tool sector, held at fieramilano Rho from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 October 2020. It will document how the matching between manufacturing world and digital technologies is accompanying the development of the industry, also according to the new principles...

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