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At Plastimagen 2017 - Made in Italy also conquers Mexico

The Italiansales of plastics and rubber machinery to Mexican processors have been growingsteadily and significantly over the past three years: from 85 million euros in2014, 100 in 2015, to 173 in 2016. This is the best performance ever posted, atleast among the top ten Italian export markets for the sector. That’s whyAmaplast (Italian trade association of 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubberprocessing machinery and moulds within Confindustria) is being coordinating thenational pavilion at the 21st Plastimagen (Mexico City, 7-10 November 2017),hosting around forty companies in 850 square metres of space. Moreover, atleast thirty additional Italian companies take part in Plastimagen 2017, some hostedat the stands of their local agents or branches.

“Such aconsiderable presence,” highlights Alessandro Grassi, president of Amaplast,“confirms Mexico as one of the top destination markets for Italian plastics andrubber machinery exports: as a matter of fact, in 2016 the country ranked thirdwith a 5.8% share of the total”.

It is alsowell worth highlighting that a remarkable share of Italian sales to Mexico isrepresented by extrusion lines and other high value-added core processingmachinery that are often custom built to customer specifications. On the onehand, this clearly represents the Mexican processors’ need to upgrade theirinstalled equipment, on the other, the capability of Italian manufacturers tosupply advanced turnkey technology for high-quality mass-produced items.

The Mexicanmanufacturing industry - which is tightly linked to the US economy althoughtending toward more independent development - is going through a phase ofstrong growth that is spilling over into other sectors, such as automotive andpackaging, which use a great deal of plastics and rubber.

“In anycase”, continues Grassi, “this trade fair is a very important showcase for the madein Italy, which stands among the world's top exporting countries in the sector”.The following Amaplast member companies are exhibiting in the Italianpavilion: Bausano, BMB, Borghi, Cantoni, CMS, Dega, Elba, Filtec, Frigosystem,Gamma Meccanica, Gavo Meccanica, Icma San Giorgio, LTL, Macchi, Marra,Meccanica Generale, Moretto, Negri Bossi, Omipa, Plas Mec, Plastiblow, Previero/Sorema,Promixon, Sica, Tecnomatic, and Tecnova.


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