MILAN, Italy — May 2016 — A total of 26 Italian textile machinery manufacturers will be taking part in the forthcoming Roadshow in Iran organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and supported by the Ministry of Economic Development. The gradual elimination of international sanctions will allow Italy’s textile machinery industry to recover market share lost in recent years.
The textile machinery roadshow in Iran will kick off on May 22, and until May 30, a total of 26 Italian manufacturers — of which 23 are Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) associated members — will be taking part in a series of technology symposia programmed in some of the country’s major cities including Teheran, Yazd, Isfahan and Mashad. This mission, organized by the ITA and ACIMIT with the support of Ministry of Economic Development, will allow Iranian textile manufacturers to measure their know-how with some of Italy’s primary producers of textile machinery, and become acquainted with the most up-to-date solutions for the different steps involved in the textile production process.
“In recent years, international sanctions have delayed the modernization process required for local industry to continue to be competitive in a global context,” said Raffaella Carabelli, President, ACIMIT, “In 2004, Iran was ranked among the top ten markets for Italian exports in the sector. After years of complete stagnation, our businesses have begun to do steady business in Iran. I’m confident that this roadshow will contribute to allowing us to recoup lost time.”
In 2015, Italian exports towards Iran amounted to 8 million euros. Iranian demand is spread out over all types of production, but Italian finishing and spinning machines are the primary exports.
“Italy’s textile machinery industry is a world leader for the quality of the technology proposed,” comments president of ACIMIT. “We now have the possibility of returning to a market that has a great tradition, with even more success than in the past and with very interesting prospects. Thanks also to the support of Ministry of Economic Development and the Italian Trade Agency, our sector will take on the role of a strategic partner in Iran’s textile industry.”
ACIMIT member roadshow participants:
- Autefa Solutions Italy
- Marzoli Machines Textiles
- Beta Machinery
- RF Systems
- C.P.S Tes
- Corino Macchine Tessili
- Santex Rimar Group
- SSM Giudici
- Loris Bellini
- Mario Crosta