ACIMGA – 2015 a good year for print manufacturing industry
ITALY • The Italian Manufacturers’ Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry (ACIMGA ) reports that the sector of printing, converting and package manufacturing machines for any kind of industrial use had an excellent 2015. Revenues increased, the organisation said, reaching the EUR 2.2 billion mark, up by about 5% from 2014, 78% of which was generated by exports. Domestic sales leapt upwards by 38% (from EUR 360 to 500 million), reaching a level unprecedented since 2000.
The preliminary data processed by ACIMGA showed the recovery of domestic investment by a 19% increase in imports, which is mirrored by an increase in employment of 150 people, reaching 7,100 employees.