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PACKAGING MACHINERY FOR ALL SECTORS ITALIAN MADE PRODUCTS FEATURING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
All the most advanced techniques used in Italy for packaging and packing of industrial products will go on show at the Upakovka/Upak Italia trade fair in Moscow from 29 January to 1 February 2013. Tahe group of exhibitors is coordinated by Centreexpo, whilst ICE, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, will be running the fair’s service centre as well as the promotion and advertising. Around fifty firms are expected to be present and twenty percent of these will be in attendance for the first time which will undoubtedly mean a wave of new ideas. The majority of businesses attending originate from regions in which there is a strong tradition of working in the packing and packaging sectors as well as in that of paper-transformation. These are Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto as well as southern Italy and Campania and Apulia in particular, where some really interesting new businesses have sprung up in recent years.
The most important sectors will all be covered by the Italian delegation attending the fair which will see the presentation of the latest models of machine, plant and equipment for packing, packaging and bottling, machinery for paper transformation and for the processing of materials and containers for packaging as well as associated items or in line systems. There will be a very wide range of products on offer that will undoubtedly attract the interest of professionals working in the sector and local buyers who will not let an opportunity slip of getting to know these Italian made entrepreneurial products better. The Italian industry for packaging and packing machinery is a world leader in the sector. Along with Germany it represents one third of production around the world.
Most of the manufacturing of machinery for packing and packaging (40% of turnover) is absorbed by the food and pharmaceutical-cosmetics sectors (around 25%), whilst the remainder is used in different sectors including among other things, tobacco, in which Italy has a great tradition and the chemical-petro-chemical and tissues sectors.
The graphics and paper-transformation machine sector presents the traditional features of advanced Italian mechanical work. Few large companies and numerous small to medium-sized businesses that have made their specialisation in production, technology and flexibility their strong point and which are interconnected with a large network of subcontractors that is also capable of guaranteeing work of the highest quality.
The packaging and packing sector as well as that of the graphics machinery and paper-transformation sector ended the year well in 2011. For the former, in particular, there was an increase in turnover of 14.4% compared to the previous year, touching a record of €4300 million, with exports accounting for €3850 million. The graphics, paper-transformation and transformation industry also saw increases in turnover, with a percentage equal to 8.7%, whilst sales to foreign markets recorded an increase of 11.2%. For both sectors the attendance of events such as Upakovka/Upak Italia by these companies takes on a great importance. It is here that existing business relationships can be strengthened and new ones created in a market like that in Russia which is very dynamic.