Italian Textile Machinery Sector: A growing presence at Techtextil
In recent years, technical textiles have grown on a global scale, much more significantly than the traditional textile industry. In Europe alone, the sector is worth 30 billion euros, amounting to 30% of the total turnover for the European textile industry (excluding the garment sector).
The demand for technical textiles has thus boosted production in this sector, which is characterized by a high level of innovative content in both end products and production processes. The increased demand for innovative solutions is precisely what enhances the role of Italian textile machinery manufacturers.
“The flexibility and versatility that differentiates Italian textile machinery, Ms. Raffaella Carabelli, the President of ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) explains, has enabled Italy’s machinery manufacturers to become global leaders in machinery specially designed for the production of technical and innovative textiles, a sector in which it is essential to work in collaboration with customers, allowing for flexibility in adapting existing machines to less traditional production processes. This is the area where Made in Italy machinery are at their very best”.
A proof of the dynamism that characterizes the Italian textile machinery in the sector of technical textiles comes from the number of Italian manufacturers exhibiting at the next Techtextil. In fact there are about 50 Italian textile machinery companies in Germany. 23 of these companies will exhibit at the Italian Pavillion organized by Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT. They are: 4M Plants, Biancalani, Bombi, Bonino, Canalair, Comoexport, Consorzio Italian Texstyle, Corino, Crosta, Cutlite, Dell’orco & Villani, Mecatex, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Omr, Pmt, Ramina, Ratti, Rollmac Div. Gemata, Saspe, Srs, Toscana Spazzole, Unitech.