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Italian textile machinery at Expotextil Peru

Inside the Italian pavilion organised by Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, 18 Italian companies will exhibit.

8th October 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector that comprises roughly 300 manufacturers. © ACIMIT

There will be a large representation of Italian textile machinery manufacturers at the upcoming Expotextil trade fair for the textiles and garment sector in Peru, which will be held from 24-27 October in Lima.

Inside the Italian pavilion organised by Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, 18 Italian companies will exhibit: Arioli, Biancalani, Bianco, Btsr, Danitech, Ferraro, Itema, Lawer, Marzoli, Mcs, Ms Printing Solutions, Proxima, Pugi Group, Ratti, Roj, Santex Rimar Group, Stalam and Ugolini.

In Peru, the textiles and clothing industry is one of the leading sectors of the local economy. The country is the world's leading producer of alpaca fibres (over 95% of the world production of this fibre is produced in Peru). There is also the cultivation and processing of cotton, especially in the northern area of the country. Finally, the sector is supported by government programmes aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of products made in Peru.

“In a framework of technological renewal of the Peruvian textiles industry, the Italian presence at Expotextil is strategic,” said Alessandro Zucchi, president of ACIMIT. “If it wants to remain competitive, the local industry needs to renew its machinery and to improve the quality of its items. The strategic partnership with the Italian technological offer is essential for textile companies that aim to increase their competitiveness with respect to imported products.”

Peru is the fourth largest market for Italian sales in South America. In 2018, sales of Italian textile machinery in the country reached a value of around EUR 10 million. Moreover, in the first four months of 2019 Italian exports to Peru increased by 8%, compared to the same period in 2018.

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector that comprises roughly 300 manufacturers employing around 12,000 people, which produce machinery for an overall worth of around EUR 2.5 billion, of which 83% are exported.

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