The general meeting of FederUnacoma (Italian Federation of agricultural machinery manufacturers) held in Bologna on Thursday 24 September hosted the elections for the renewal of the Boards of the five associations that make up the Federation.
Altogether 24 directors were elected, divided as follows: eight for ASSOMAO (the association that brings together the manufacturers of operating agricultural machinery); three for ASSOMASE (self-propelled machines); four for ASSOTRACTORS (tractors); six for the COMACOMP (components), and three for the COMAGARDEN (gardening machinery and equipment).
In addition to the directors of the individual associations, the general meeting also voted for the seven members of the General Board of the Federation, chosen not as a quota of the individual associations but across the board, within the entire membership base.
In accordance with the articles of association adopted by Confindustria, the newly elected members of the individual Boards and of the General Board will remain in office for two years (with a mandate that may be renewed) and are in addition to the positions of Chairman of the Federation and of Chairmen of the individual associations, which were defined with the 2019 elections, staggered by one year by regulation, and which will therefore expire in June 2021.
Positive balance for the month in all the main machine categories. Double-digit increases for tractors, which posted a generous +20.7%. Despite the recovery in September, the balance of the first nine months of the year is still in deficit, given the heavy losses caused by the lockdown last spring. A further recovery in sales volumes is possible at the end of the year.
The agreement in support of the internationalization and development of SMEs in the sector has been renewed
The organizational offices of the world exhibition of agricultural machinery launch the procedures required to authorize the arrival of foreign businesspeople to the exhibition. Due to the small number of nations that cannot benefit from the preferential route established for trade exhibitions, business contacts will be possible through the virtual platform EIMA Digital Preview, active from 11 to 15 November 2020.
The organizational machine of EIMA works to ensure the highest level of health facilities and safety standards. To date, approximately 1,600 companies have confirmed their participation and intend to contribute in a vigilant and responsible way to the success of the showcase. In the months of September, October and November alone, the general exhibition landscape will include 25 important exhibitions in the major Italian exhibition districts; the Covid emergency is manageable and must not induce companies to give up.