ITALY’S TEXTILE MACHINERY SECTOR ONCE AGAIN A MAJOR PLAYER AT COLOMBIATEX
At the upcoming edition of Colombiatex, to be held in Medellin, Colombia from January 24 to 26, 2017, Italian textile machinery manufacturers are once more expected to stand out, with twenty industry leaders exhibiting in the common area set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT.
Among the Italian manufacturers in attendance at the common exhibition space, ACIMIT’s associated members include: Biancalani, Btsr, Cogne, Carù, Fadis, Fk Group, Itema, Laip, Mactec, Mcs, Monti-Mac, Nexia, Noseda, Ratti, Reggiani, Srs, Tecnorama, Testa and Ugolini.
This well represented contingent of Italian manufacturers at Colombiatex confirms the level of attention Italy’s textile machinery manufacturers place on the Colombian market. “Colombia is a country whose textile and garments industry has grown significantly in recent years. The fashion sector has made its mark throughout the continent, thanks to its dynamic outlook and originality”, commented ACIMIT president Raffaella Carabelli. “For the second year at Colombiatex Italy’s textile machinery industry will be collectively represented, bearing witness to the undisputed value both the event and the Colombian market have taken on over time for our machinery manufacturers.”
In 2015, Italian exports amounted to 10 million euros. Over the first eight months of 2016, sales of Italian textile machinery in this market have exceeded 2015 figures, with a 63% increase over the same period for 2015. Among the Italian machines most in demand by Colombian textile manufacturers are finishing machinery (50% of the overall total) and knitting machinery (18%).
Background on Italian 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 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.