The machinery world keeps on growingSIMAC-TANNING TECH, the international exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries - recorded an increase in visitors. The next edition is scheduled from 21 to 23 February 2017

Mar 17, 2016
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SIMAC-TANNING TECH, the international exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries – recorded an increase in visitors. The next edition is scheduled from 21 to 23 February 2017

Simac Tanning Tech, the international exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries held at Fiera Milano Rho from 23 to 25 February, ends with a positive result.

«We recorded a major increase in visitors from both Italy and abroad and they were especially appreciative of the eco-friendly technological solutions»

comments Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Simac Tanning Tech.
A technological and innovative trade show that is also strongly international, thanks to the countries of origin of the 271 exhibitors (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom).

Furthermore thanks to longstanding cooperation with ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency the event welcomed 25 foreign delegations, for a total of more than 150 foreign delegates from Algeria, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Palestine, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. There was also a delegation from Iraq, organized by UNIDO in cooperation with Confindustria and Assomac, as well as delegates from Nigeria, Peru and India.

EXPORTS KEEP ON GROWING

The export-oriented growth of the industry continues, aiming at recording the third consecutive annual increase. Technology, manufacturing niches, innovation and research, but above all international markets. These are the indications that emerge from the data divulged by Assomac Research Department concerning the January-November 2015 exports of the footwear, leather goods and tanning machinery industry.
After an unfavorable 2012, both 2013 (+15%) and 2014 (+11%) recorded increases that are confirmed also for 2015 with a positive result, although not quite so high. The increase recorded in the first eleven months of 2015 is, in fact, equal to 1.7%, lower than the trend of the previous years. In perspective, the small increase of 2015 represents a positive result precisely because it is the third consecutive increase and due to the fact that the trend has improved in the last few months of the year.

«Compared with last year, the rise in exports seems to be confirmed again for 2015 but it is less uniform.»

says Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Assomac and Simac Tanning Tech.
Our surveys tell us that, for some time now, there has been a kind of dimensional polarization among the companies. The best performances are coming from the big firms (turnover higher than 10 million euros) and small companies (turnover between 1 and 5 million euros) whereas micro and medium-sized companies are suffering»

TANNING MACHINERY IS STRONG IN EUROPE

At market level Europe results to be, both for tanning and footwear machinery, a very interesting market area.
As regards tanning machinery, Europe, which represents the second target market with 28.7% of Italian exports in that division, reached almost 36.8 million euros in the January-November 2015 period out of a total of almost 129 million euros. Compared to the same period of the previous years, exports to Europe show a growth of 24.5%, an increase that is much greater than that of the other markets.

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