ITMA Asia + CITME Exhibitor Preview: Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers
"China is our top market in the world", stressed Sandro Salmoiraghi, ACIMIT President, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers. "In 2011, we sold €450 million worth of textile machinery to Chinese companies (or 25% of our export business)".
Despite the difficult economic situation of recent years, the Chinese textile and clothing sector has continued to invest in Western technology and especially in Italian technology (with annual growth of 6% over the last 5 years, we are the third largest supplier to the Chinese market). "The demand from Chinese companies is increasingly more sophisticated", Salmoiraghi continued. "In China, our customers need a qualitative upgrade in the machinery they use. Efficiency, cost reduction and environmental sustainability are issues which come up time and again in negotiations for machinery sales in China."
The ACIMIT "Sustainable Technologies" project, already presented at ITMA Barcelona last September, moves in this direction. The green label, placed on the machinery made by companies participating in the project, represents an operation of transparency.
The label contains some fundamental information on efficiency and environmental sustainability (such as, for example, the machinery's carbon footprint). At the ACIMIT press conference, which will be held during the next ITMA ASIA + CITME, the Association will introduce a further development of the project, which is the certification of the green label.
"At a time when sustainability is often used solely for marketing purposes, ACIMIT, by certifying its green label, gives even more substance to a project in which over 30 Italian companies have already subscribed and are wholeheartedly participating". So the appointment is at Shanghai to discover all the Italian textile machinery news in terms of efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Posted on May 10, 2012