ITALIAN TEXTILE MACHINERY
TAKE CENTER STAGE AT TECHTEXTIL, THE INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL TEXTILES FAIR
Around 70 Italian machinery manufacturers are slated to take part in the upcoming edition of Techtextil Frankfurt, the world’s largest industry event for technical textiles; a number that has grown over the years, and a testament to the interest Italy’s textile machinery sector places in the technical and innovative textiles market.
In recent years, the technical and innovative textiles industry has seen a great deal of development in many markets, and especially in Europe, where over 30% of revenue in the textile industry derives from the production of textiles for technical and innovative applications.
Demand for such products has consequently also driven a demand for ad hoc machinery specifically designed for this sector. The offering promoted by Italy’s textile machinery industry is thus expanding to the new demands of customers operating in this specific sector. ACIMIT estimates that more than 100 of its member companies are now working in this sector.
A testament to the dynamism that characterizes the Italian textile machinery industry in the technical textiles sector comes from the sheer number of Italian manufacturers who will be exhibiting in Frankfurt at the upcoming Techtextil (9-12 May 2017). Indeed, around 70 Italian textile machinery companies will be present in Germany. Of these, 25 companies will be exhibiting in the exhibition area organized by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT (Hall 3.0, Booth B08-B10). These companies are all ACIMIT associated members: 4M Plants, Beschi, Bianco, Bombi, Bonino, Canalair, Carù, Cogne, Cubotex, Dell’orco & Villani, Etv, Fadis, Mesdan, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Pmt Ribbons, Ratti, Rollmac, Sariel, Saspe, Sicam, Textape, Toscana Spazzole, Unitech, Zappa.
However, the Italian companies present in Germany represent only a part, albeit significant, of manufacturers in Italy producing machinery for technical textiles and nonwovens.
The ACIMIT website, under the link http://www.acimit.it/PUB-E/TTmotore-e.htm provides a full list of ACIMIT’s associated members operating in this field.
Background on the Italy’s textile machinery industry and ACIMIT
ACIMIT represents an industrial sector comprising around 300 manufacturers (employing close to 12,000 people) and producing machinery for an overall value of about 2.6 billion euros, with exports amounting to more than 86% of total sales. Creativity, sustainable technology, reliability and quality are the characteristics which have made Italy a global leader in the manufacturing of textile machinery.