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Italian textile machinery on show at Irantex

This year’s edition of Irantex featured a significant number of Italian textile machinery manufacturers.

13th December 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

This year’s edition of Irantex, a comprehensive international trade fair for textile machinery and textile products that concluded in Tehran last week, featured a significant number of Italian textile machinery manufacturers. Among them 14 companies exhibited in the Italian Pavilion, the common area set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers).

The following ACIMIT members companies were presenting their latest developments at the Italian Pavilion: Arioli, Caipo, Cognetex, Fadis, Ferraro, Fk Group, Laip, Lgl, Marzoli, Mesdan, Savio, Sicam, Smit, and Stalam.

Italian textile machinery exports to Iran (million euro - change y/y). © ACIMIT

“Despite the concern for the restoration of international sanctions against the country, Iran remains a market of absolute importance for Italian textile machinery manufacturers,” commented Alessandro Zucchi, President of ACIMIT.

“Irantex is a further opportunity to strengthen the links between the Iranian textiles industry and Italian technology suppliers. Indeed, the Italian textile machinery offer is already well-known by Iranian textiles companies. The value of Italian sales in 2017 – equal to EUR 45 million – is proof of this. In 2018 first half the Italian exports to Iranian market totalled a value of EUR 15 million.”

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector comprising around 300 manufacturers employing close to 12,000 people and producing machinery for an overall value of about EUR 2.7 billion, with exports amounting to more than 85% of total sales.

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