GIMAV is the Italian Association of Glass Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers and represents Italian excellence in glassmaking machinery.
Gimav’s eighty members are known for their well-planned production processes that allow for efficient machinery function and ease-to-use as well as excellent after-sale service an sourcing of spare parts. In line with the entire machine-building industry, the glass-processing machinery, accessories and special products sector also showed, in 2010, promising signs of growth, although still characterized by a boom-and-bust trend.
Export had a growth of 5.3%. Eastern and southern Asia enjoyed a consolidated second-place ranking among the destinations of Italian machinery in 2010, with a value of 4.1 billion euros (+38.3%). As regards country destinations, India, with 660 million euros, is the second market of made in Italy, after China but before Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and South Korea. Despite the strong tendency to export, Italian companies are by far the preferred suppliers of the domestic market for this industry, especially for the flat glass-processing sector.