ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Industry Manufacturers) members are set to display latest Italian textile machinery at ITMA 2019 exhibition. The leading textile and garment technology expo will be held from June 20-26, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. ACIMIT promotes the Italian textile machinery sector and supports its activity, mainly abroad.
The presence of the Italian exhibitors at ITMA is remarkable, representing the first country in terms of exhibitors’ number and occupied surface. Indeed the Italian exhibitors amount to around 360 companies, with an occupied exhibition area of 30,000 square metres, according to a press release by ACIMIT.
The Italian companies which exhibit in Barcelona are distributed as follows among the different branches; 22 per cent in the spinning/winding section, 10 per cent in weaving, 9 per cent in knitting/hosiery, 35 per cent in finishing/printing, and 24 per cent in the other business areas planned for the show.
“Once again the Italian textile machinery industry will be the protagonist with a large number of participants in the most important international showcase for textile machines. This confirms the vitality of our sector, in terms of quality and technological level that we know how to express,” Alessandro Zucchi, president of ACIMIT said.
During ACIMIT press conference at ITMA on June 21, 2019, the association will award two of the 40 member companies that joined the Sustainable Technologies project. The Italian Green Label Award aims to reward those companies that have been more virtuous over the past years, reducing the carbon dioxide emitted by their machines to a greater extent.