COLOMBIATEX 2018 with an impressive presence of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers

The Colombian textile and garments industry is among the most important one in America, above all with respect to the fashion sector. Thanks to a number of trade agreements undertaken with neighbouring Countries, as well as with the world’s two major apparel markets (the United States and European Union), the industry has recorded further progress in recent years

At the upcoming edition of Colombiatex, the Country’s main textile trade fair, to be held in Medellin from January 23-25, 2018, Italy’s textile machinery manufacturers will once again play a prominent role. 24 companies will be exhibiting their latest technology in the common area set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers.

Among Italian companies exhibiting at the common exhibition space are the following ACIMIT members:

Beschi, Beta, Biancalani, Btsr, Caipo, Carù, Durst, Fadis, Itema, Laip, Mactec, Marzoli, Mcs, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Ratti, Reggiani, Salvadè, Santex Rimar Group, Simet, Smit and Tecnorama.

Interest on the part of Italy’s textile machinery industry for the Colombian market comes from the steady demand for technological updates by local manufacturers. Italian exports to the region in 2016 rose to a value of 13 million euros. Over the first six months of 2017, sales of Italian textile machinery to this market exceeded 6 million euros. Among Made in Italy production technology most in demand by Colombian textile and garments manufacturers are finishing machinery (58 % of the total) and spinning machinery (16 %).

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector comprising around 300 manufacturers (employing close to 12000 people) and producing machinery for an overall value of about 2.7 billion euros, with exports amounting to more than 85 % of total sales. Creativity, sustainable technology, reliability and quality are the characteristics which have made Italy a global leader in the manufacturing of textile machinery.

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector comprising around 300 manufacturers (employing close to 12000 people) and producing machinery for an overall value of about 2.7 billion euros, with exports amounting to more than 85 % of total sales. Creativity, sustainable technology, reliability and quality are the characteristics which have made Italy a global leader in the manufacturing of textile machinery.

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