The initiative was conceived to support the internationalisation of the Italian companies of the capital goods industry, and of the agricultural engineering and food processing sectors, in one of the most interesting and promising markets: India.
With a population of 1.2 billions and an average GDP increase of 9% forecasted for the 2013-2014 period, India continues in its development process that, started at the beginning of the 21st century, is well suited to the Italian offer of machinery, raw material processing, and production systems.
A wide and varied sector that includes: ceramic, glass, plastic and rubber processing machines, equipment for the processing of metal, wood, marble, and natural stone, machines for the graphic sector, for the textile, footwear, and the leather goods sectors, foundry machinery, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, packaging machines, agricultural machines, and food processing equipment.
With an extremely well established tradition, the Italian machinery sector is well acknowledged all over the world for its extremely high technological advancement, the strong possibility of customisation of the solutions offered, capable of meeting the specific needs of the end users, and the extensive after sale support provided.
Characteristics that are particularly valued by the Indian market, which, in response to the need for expanding and making their manufacturing system more competitive, during the last two years has increased the investment in Italian technology by 28%.
In order to facilitate business activities with the Indian counterparts, the Ministry for Economic Development - Dept. for Industry & Internationalization - Directorate General for Internationalization Policies and Trade Promotion has entrusted Federmacchine, the National Federation of Associations of Manufacturers of Capital Goods intended for Industrial and Handicrafts Manufacturing Processes, with the task of organising Machines Italia in India, a varied program capable of facilitating the interaction between the demand and the offer of machinery.
B2B meetings organised in the main Indian industrial centres, according to the specificity of the sector of reference, training seminars for Indian engineers on the use of machines and production systems made in Italy, invitation to Italy of Indian delegations, for direct visits to the manufacturing plants, are some of the initiatives included in the Machines Italia in India program.
Taking part to the project are the fourteen category associations representing the specific sectors.
ACIMAC, ACIMALL, ACIMGA, ACIMIT, AMAFOND, ANIMA/ASSOFOODTEC ASSOCOMAPLAST, ASSOFLUID, ASSOMAC, CONFINDUSTRIA MARMOMACCHINE-ASSOMARMOMACCHINE, GIMAV, UCIMA, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, UNACOMA.