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Italian machinery to be displayed at Colombiatex 2019

At the upcoming edition of Colombiatex, Colombia’s major textile trade fair, to be held in Medellin from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2019, Italy’s primary textile machinery manufacturers will be on hand in the common area jointly set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers.

Italian machinery_Colombiatex 2019
Figure: Colombiatex 2018 was a huge success for the Italian machinery companies. Courtesy: ACIMIT

Overall, there will be fifteen Italian textile companies exhibiting in this common space, all ACIMIT associated members: Arioli, Beschi, Biancalani, Btsr, Caipo, Corino, Crosta, Fadis, Ferraro, Itema, Mcs, Ratti, Sicam, Tecnorama and Ugolini.

Italian textile machinery export to Colombia

Colombian textile manufacturers have thus been long-time partners of Italian textile technology suppliers. The development of the local textile and garments industry needs a technological upgrading, entailing an increase in demand for foreign machinery. Italy has benefitted from this growing demand, in its dominant position as one of the world’s major producers of textile machinery. Indeed, Italian exports to Colombia in 2017 amounted to 10 million euros, and over the first seven months of 2018, sales of Italian textile machinery to Colombia exceeded 4 million euros.

Italian textile machinery export to Colombia category
Source: ACIMIT

The ongoing presence of Italian machinery producers at recent editions of Colombiatex,” stated ACIMIT president Alessandro Zucchi, “confirms the willingness of Colombia’s textile sector to continue a growth process that also requires high-quality technology, such as Italian machinery manufacturers are capable of providing.

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