# 8 Winter 2021

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Winter 2021 issue of our Machines Italia newsletter for which I am confident, will familiarize you, if not aware already, with the diverse and exciting world of Italian industrial technology.
In the “new normality’ generated by the worsening of the  COVID-19 pandemic, I wish you our reader, as well as to all USMCA manufacturing companies and elsewhere that you will be able to overcome the hurdles, while minimizing the impact on your operations during this trying time allowing you to swiftly return to growth and continued prosperity.

The challenges imposed by the global health crisis have been faced thus far with fierce determination and resilience by USMCA manufacturers and Italian technology solution providers alike.  This edition of our newsletter #8 recounts how manufacturers,  in the midst of the turmoil, have played  an important role in the fight against COVID-19; from supplying medical equipment and PPE to expanding the amount of capital investing in new machinery and workforce development to fundamentally allowing them to change or adapt their operations to the new “normal”.

In this issue as well we also highlight a number of recently held events, trade shows, conferences, both in physical as well as digital formats, currently being organized by the Italian Trade Agency through its Machines Italia project.  These initiatives had as their focus to create trade and investment opportunities within the USMCA marketplace.  Any country’s economic strategy in the  global marketplace must rely - now more than ever - on trade and commerce as a tool for respective growth and development.  
The new North American free trade agreement which entered into effect on July 1 2020, known as T-MEC in Mexico, USMCA in the USA and CUSMA in Canada, embodies this important principle.
T-MEC will impact positively the manufacturing industry of all three countries and in particular the automotive,  plastic and metalworking industries which are slated to benefit the most from the inflow of projects, capital and investments stemming from the agreement.  

The Italian Trade Agency via its project Machines Italia,  recognizes the numerous contributions a solid and robust manufacturing ecosystem provides to a country’s economy while allowing for it to remain competitive in the global marketplace.  A country’s manufacturing sector consists of individual companies, engineering services, technology providers and various intermediaries - distributors and importers - which have made advanced machinery and equipment - from Italy - accessible and readily available in respective local markets. 

The Machines Italia team via the Italian Trade Agency’s network of offices in North America (Chicago, Houston, Toronto and Mexico city) strives to provide support to local manufacturing companies, Italian technology providers, importers, distributors alike. 

Happy new year  from your Machines Italia team!
Giovanni Luca Atena
Italian Trade Commissioner – Mexico

Events & Initiatives

MACFRUT DIGITAL 2020 – The World Of Fruit And Vegetable Just A Click Away
Innovation And High Tech At BIAT 2020 – The Digital Edition
Advanced Manufacturing Outlook 2021
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Italian Technology For Mexico’s Foundries
MARMOMAC RESTART 2020
MACFRUT DIGITAL 2020 – The World Of Fruit And Vegetable Just A Click Away
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The …MAGIC Of Italian Footwear And Leather Machinery
Innovate Textile & Apparel 2020
Machines Italia Magazine Vol. XIII: Next Generation Manufacturing Now Online!
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Industry News

Campane Marinelli: Italy’s Foundry’s Expertise Since 1339
Italy’s Robopac Part Of The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
eliquidMEDIA International Inc. Partners With Italian Startup To Promote New Radon Gas Devices In North America
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Eurotranciatura Obtains Certification To Produce Respirators In Mexico
Alfagomma Bets On The Laguna
Campane Marinelli: Italy’s Foundry’s Expertise Since 1339
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Danieli’s Equipment For Nucor Plate Mill Soon To Set Sail
Sofidel Opens New Oklahoma Tissue Factory
Gruppo Fanti To Open First U.S. Manufacturing Plant In West Virginia
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Success Stories & Testimonials

Following (and mostly thanks to) the entry into force of the T-MEC trade agreement between the USA, Canada and Mexico, seven large industrial projects, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive ones, will be completed at the World Trade Center Industrial Park in San Luis Potosí.

 “Despite the economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, T-MEC gave a boost to the Mexican economy and in particular to its industrial ecosystem in San Luis Potosí” said José Luis Contreras, Executive Director of Grupo Valoran (commercial real estate), while commenting on the new string of investments within the State’s World Trade Center industrial park.

Focus

​Covid-19 has affected the whole world and it did not spare the manufacturing industry. However, surprisingly, many companies have adapted to these changing circumstances by understanding that evolution is and always has been the only constant in their line of business. Mexico, with a land mass of over 1.9 million km2, is the fourteenth largest country in size, and is strategically positioned as a gateway to the North America and Central and South America markets. Its Federal Republic consists of 32 states, with high concentrations of economic activities within its three major metropolitan areas. According to CONCAMIN (Confederacion de Camaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos), the Bajío-Centro Occidente region is at the forefront of Mexico’s industrial development and its transition to the new era of digitalization and industry 4.0 or as we would say here in Mexico, a transition from manufacturing to mentefattura or “mind-manufacturing”.

Contact   

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