Agricultural machinery: Italian industry does not stop

12.03.2020
The risks associated with the spread of Covid-19 impose special prevention rules, but agricultural machinery companies are maintaining good production rates, also to satisfy foreign demand, which accounts for 70% of the sector's turnover. The organization of EIMA International, the world exhibition to be held in Bologna from 11 to 15 November, is running at full capacity.

The emergency caused by the spread of Covid-19 imposed safety restrictions and procedures, but did not stop the manufacturing sectors from operating. The Italian agricultural machinery industries have their own production lines in operation to meet the demand, mostly from foreign countries, for "made in Italy" machinery and components.
The association of Italian manufacturers FederUnacoma highlights the international scope of this mechanical sector, which exports over 70% of its production (the total turnover is around 11 billion euros) with very substantial shares in valuable markets such as those of Germany, France and the United States. The association also warns of the risk that incorrect information relating to an alleged suspension of production and a difficulty in the movement of goods may damage normal commercial relations.
The factories - FederUnacoma reassures - continue their activity, albeit on the basis of new organizational criteria and scrupulous compliance with the prevention rules established by the Government and the scientific community.  
Once the critical phase is over, specialized international exhibitions will return to the foreground, with all the product innovations and futuristic technologies that this sector of the industry is able to achieve. First among them, EIMA International, the great agricultural machinery exhibition that FederUnacoma organizes in Bologna, which will celebrate its 44th edition from 11 to 15 November. The Federation announces that the organizational machine is running at full speed, so that EIMA 2020 will be a formidable event, to be experienced by everyone as a symbol of rebirth for the economy and for the communities of citizens.


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Agricultural machinery: Italian industry does not stop

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