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Italian textile machinery on display in Indonesia

The textiles industry is a major driving force for Indonesia’s national economy.

14th March 2018

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

The textiles industry is a major driving force for Indonesia’s national economy. In recent years, the local government has thus supported a widespread modernisation programme of existing technology, allowing for increased exports in the garment industry, and making Indonesia the eight largest exporter in this sector worldwide, according to the latest data from the World Trade Organisation.

Italy’s textile machinery sector has also benefitted from this increased demand in cutting edge technology on the part of textile manufacturers. “Over the course of the past few years, Indonesia has represented one of the primary markets in Asia for our machinery manufacturers, with roughly EUR 25 million worth of Italian machinery sold over the first nine months of 2017, a 19% increase over the same period for 2016,” said Alessandro Zucchi, President of ACIMIT.

“Bearing witness to the interest in Italian technology on the part of the Indonesian market, an Italian exhibition area will be present at the upcoming edition of Indo Intertex, to be held in Djakarta, next month.” Among the companies exhibiting in the Italian area are the following ACIMIT associated members: Bonino, Busi, Caipo, Cognetex, Lgl, Mcs, Ms Printing Solutions, Red Carpet, Santex Rimar Group, Sei Laser, Sicam, Ugolini.

Italian textile machinery exports to Indonesia. © ACIMIT

Italy’s participation at Indo Intertex is part of an intensive programme of trade initiatives aimed at promoting the Italian textile machinery industry in Indonesia. In addition to participating in previous editions of Indo Intertex, recent activities carried out in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency include various technology symposia at major Indonesian districts and a variety of incoming missions in Italy by Indonesia’s textile operators.

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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