All is ready for Simac Tanning Tech 2020, the international exhibition of machines and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries, scheduled at Fiera Milano Rho from 19 to 21 February. The centrality of the fair is confirmed by the presence of the most important international players in the sector who will exhibit at the halls 14 and 18 of the fairground, which as always hosts the concomitant Lineapelle fair and more. As a matter of fact, for the first time, this year the Micam and Mipel footwear and bag fairs are scheduled to take place the same day only on the 19th.
Returning to the technological offer, the keywords are innovation and sustainability, as recalls Assomac, the trade association that organises the fair, “Purchasing methods and consumers needs change, the whole supply chain changes: technology to support a new way of producing becomes the lever to meet these requirements”.
For this reason, Simac Tanning Tech is being set up as a “centre of technological research” oriented towards Industry 4.0 and new organisational methodologies, including the supply chain, where traditional models are re-discussed without sweeping away the past, but treasuring and implementing technologies for the future. “Technologies referred to as “Industry 4.0” are no longer just a European prerogative, but a concept made by the big world producing countries, from South East Asia to South America. International brands dictate new production methods, where meeting the requirements is not enough, but where it is necessary to be pro-active in order to remain competitive”, explains the company Assomac.
And again: “The same technologies make it possible to adapt production to (not only environmental) sustainability needs defined by international production protocols: every manufacturing sector should, in fact, do its part to meet the sustainability objectives agreed upon in the production chain level. Thus, the world of the “finished product” is deeply committed to revising its own way of being and of using raw materials, transforming them, selling them and then recovering what is now “at the end of its life cycle”: agreements such as the G7 Fashion Pact need a contribution from mechanical technologies”.
Simac Tanning Tech therefore intends to show the best of “operating” technologies capable of proposing solutions that meet tomorrow’s challenges: production efficiency and optimisation of inputs and production waste, improvement of working conditions and corporate welfare.
In the following pages you can find an anticipation of the news concerning the sector of tanning machinery.

A glimpse of the hall dedicated to tannery machinery