Textile Technology section
ACIMIT: textile machinery orders down in Q3/2019
The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, announced a 10% decline in textile machinery orders in Q3/2019 compared to the same period previous year. While international orders fell by 8%, domestic orders were even more affected, falling by 22%.
Alessandro Zucchi, president of ACIMIT, sees this as a result of current geopolitical tensions as well as domestic policies, aiming to adapt the Italian economy to the concept of industry 4.0.
ACIMIT: textile machinery orders down in Q2/2019
Italian textile machinery orders, as elaborated by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Milan/Italy, for the period from April-June 2019, fell by 19% compared to the same period in 2018.
Orders for Italian machinery manufacturers were negative in foreign markets, with a 21% decline. On the domestic front, on the other hand, orders remained stationary compared to Q2/2018.
According to ACIMIT President Alessandro Zucchi, the orders index reflects the situation that found in many markets in the first part of the year. The uncertainty due to a tension-laden geopolitical situation was further weighed down for the sector by the awaiting of ITMA, the world’s leading textile machinery fair, which took place in Barcelona/Spain in June 2019.
ACIMIT: Italian Green Label Award for Lopex and Tonello
The Italian Green Label Award has been presented to 2 textile machinery manufacturers at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona/Spain. At a press conference held by the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, and the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), Milan, the award was presented to Loptex srl, Montano Lucino/Italy, and Tonello srl, Sarcedo/Italy, for their commitment to reducing their machinery’s carbon footprint.
Loptex, specializing in quality control systems in textile fiber, both in the spinning and nonwovens sectors, was awarded a prize as the company that achieved the best results, expressed in terms of percentage reduction in the value of CFP (carbon footprint) for its machinery. Tonello, which manufactures technologies for finishing garments, for its part received the award as the company that showed the most engagement in exploiting all the functionalities of the tool dedicated to generating the Green Label, producing numerous labels for a variety of different machinery and updating them over time, in an effort to communicate continuously up-to-date information on the path to sustainability undertaken.
The Italian Green Label Award rewards companies that have shown the most commitment in pursuing the aims of the Sustainable Technologies project, launched by ACIMIT at the ITMA 2011. The project’s focus is on the Green Label, through which machinery manufacturers can communicate their engagement.
ACIMIT: orders decline for Italian textile machinery in Q1/2019
The orders index for Italian textile machinery compiled by the Association Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, for the period ranging from January-March 2019 dropped 3% compared to the same period in 2018.
Italian textile machinery manufacturers thus recorded declining orders on foreign markets, where orders fell by 11%. On the domestic front, orders increased by 84% compared to the 1st quarter (Q1) 2018.
The domestic market is experiencing a dynamic showing similar to late 2017. Investments in the textile sector have benefitted from the push towards a greater degree of digitalization in production processes, thanks to the fiscal incentives.
A slowdown has been predicted for early 2019, with the entire sector waiting to see what happens at the ITMA in Barcelona/Spain in June.
ACIMIT: textile machinery orders drop in Q4/2018
The orders index for Italian textile machinery for the period from October-December 2018, as compiled by the Association Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, fell compared to the same period for 2017. The index value stood at 101.9 points (basis: 2015 =100).
Orders gathered by Italian machinery manufacturers were thus negative both in Italy and abroad. In Italy, the index stood at an absolute value of 148 points, i.e. fully 12% less than the same period for October-December 2017. However, foreign markets were even further down at -16%, with the index standing at an absolute value of 98.1 points.