Acimall, Acimac, Amaplast, and Ucima jointly form Confindustria Macchine

The decision to form a new association was made on 3 Jun at Baggiovara, Modena, at the headquarters of Acimac and Ucima. 

The members of Acimall have collectively decided to form a new association, Confindustria Macchine. This marks the first step towards a new project that will enable Acimall to offer new services, and most of all, present a new vision to its members.

The Federazione Confindustria Macchine per ceramica, legno, plastica e gomma, imballaggio e confezionamento, or the Confindustria Federation for Ceramic, Wood, Plastic and Rubber, Packaging Machines will make way for stronger representation within Confindustria and Italy’s economic and social landscape. This new entity will represent some 1,300 companies, 70,000 employees, and a total turnover of €19bn, of which more than 95% is generated through export.

This association will provide additional services, consulting and training to the member companies of Acimall, Acimac (technologies for ceramics), Amaplast (plastic machines) and Ucima (packaging technology), the four Confindustria associations that have joined the project so far.

“It’s time to make new choices that help the manufacturers of instrumental goods face a more and more competitive market with smarter tools,” said Acimall president Enrico Aureli, one of the first supporters of this project.

“The partnership with Acimac, Amaplast and Ucima – which we are confident will be joined by other associations of the Federmacchine galaxy we will continue to collaborate with – will help us represent our positions even more effectively in an increasingly global scenario, where the challenge from China and other emerging countries must be faced with equal rules for everyone. Not only: together, we will give broader responses to the challenging topic of the green transition of our companies, and the countless new issues that our entrepreneurs must face in a world that presents more and more complex challenges.”

During the assembly, the association approved the final balance and presented the balance of its operating branch Cepra.