19.09.2017 -

A total of 270 Italian companies will take part in EMO HANNOVER 2017, the world exhibition dedicated to the metalworking sector, which is promoted by CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and alternately hosted in Hanover and Milan.


Even for the 2017 edition, the Italian exhibitors' group will be the most numerous after the German one, thus proving the interest in this event shown by the Italian manufacturers, who will exhibit their best product supply on a net exhibition area of over 18,000 sqm.


The Italian delegation participating in the exhibition can rely on the support of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association, which also managed the promotion activity of the Italian product offering exhibited in Hanover. A large number of initiatives have been developed, some of them in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and ICE-Italian Trade Agency


Besides the daily presence on EMO DAILY, the official daily newspaper (distributed throughout the six days of the event not only within the exhibition centre), with an editorial dedicated to the presentation of the Italian product supply, other promotion actions have been developed: a brochure regarding the Italian exhibitors, a promotional campaign carried out within the Hanover airport and a video spot visible on the monitors of the Hanover public transport network.


Considered as the most important stage for the operators of the metalworking world, EMO is, amongst other things, an opportunity to present the next BI-MU, the biennial exhibition for metal cutting and metal forming machine tools, robots, automation and auxiliary technologies.  The new BI-MU, scheduled to take place from 9 to 13 October 2018, will propose a wider and updated product offering, which will also include digital manufacturing and enabling technologies.


On the occasion of the press conference, there was a preview presentation of the new catalogue of enterprises that are members of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE. Issued both in the traditional paper edition and in the online version that can directly be found on the website, this year the catalogue is also available in App version.


Available free of charge in Italian and English, for iOS and Android devices, the UCIMU App, first of all presents the list and the profiles of the member companies, in addition to several institutional and useful information concerning the Italian industry of the sector and the events planned by the association.


Moreover, the activity of UCIMU in support of the Italian companies is strongly oriented to the development of all those initiatives that are useful for supporting the companies in their process of internationalization, for which the participation in the international exhibitions is an essential instrument.


After all, the Italian industry manufacturing machine tools, robots and automation exports over 58% of its production and in 2016 Germany turned out to be the first destination market, with sales amounting to over 377 million euro. With a purchasing share of 12.3% over the total exports, Germany outpaced the United States (11.5%, 352 million euro) and China (10.3%, 316 million euro), followed by France (7.3%), Poland (4.5%), Spain (3.8%), Mexico (3.2%), Turkey (2.9%), the United Kingdom (2.7%) and Russia (2.5%).


The latest available surveyed data, concerning the period January-March 2017, confirmed the liveliness of the foreign demand, which allowed a 2.7 % increase in the Italian exports of machine tools only, compared with the same period of the previous year.


A strong upturn was registered with regard to the sales to the United States (+7.9%), which came back to the top of the ranking concerning the destination markets, ousting Germany that went down to second place, also due to a slight decrease in the purchases of the sector's "Made in Italy" (-3%). To follow were China (-10.3%), France (-5%), Poland (+2.6%), Spain (+57.9%), Mexico (-0.7%) and Czech Republic (+24.7%).

Hanover, 19 September 2017


Claudia Mastrogiuseppe, External Relations and Press Office Manager, +390226255.299, +393482618701

Massimo Civello, External relations and Press Office +390226255.266, +393487812176

Raffaella Antinori, Technical Press Office, +390226 255.244,