TEXTILE MACHINERY: SIGNIFICANT PARTICIPATION OF ITALIAN MANUFACTURERS AT IRANTEX 2017
For the second consecutive year, ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers), in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency, has organized a collective venture at Irantex, the primary trade fair for the Iranian textile and textile machinery sector. to be held in Tehran from 4 – 7 September 2017.
Last year, the trade fair was attended by a good number of Italian manufacturers, and this year’s edition will be marked by the participation of 26 machinery producers. Of these, the following companies are ACIMIT associated members: A.Piovan, Bonino, Caipo, Cognetex, Comez, Corino, Cormatex, Cps Tex, Fadis, Ferraro, Fk Group, Guarnieri Technology, Itema, Laip, Lgl, Pentek, Ramina, Reggiani Macchine, Santex Group, Smit, Stalam, Tecnorama, Textape, Unitech.
“Thanks to its textile vocation,” explains ACIMIT president Alex Zucchi, “Iran has always represented an important market for Italy’s textile machinery industry. The global tensions of the past few years have slowed down trade and commerce, but the ongoing relaxation process is opening up very interesting business prospects for our companies.”
The validation of this new phase can be found in the statistics of Italian sales in Iran. For the first three months of 2017, Italian exports to this specific market amounted to 12 million euros, whereas during the same period in 2016 sales had reached only slightly under 2 million euros. It shouldn’t be difficult, therefore, for Italian exports to outperform 2016, for which total sales amounted to 16 million euros.
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 2.7 billion euros, with exports amounting to more than 85% 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.