The new Executive Board of Acimac, the Italian Ceramic Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers’ Association which represents more than 80% of the Italian companies operating in the sector, has formally taken office.
Chairman Pietro Cassani (Sacmi) and the young team of Deputy Chairmen
consisting of Barbara Franchini (FM), Paolo Lamberti (Tecnografica), Stefano
Mele (Nuova Fima) and Fabio Tarozzi (Siti B&T Group), the other members of
the Acimac executive board are Antonella Dolcini (Ingegneria Ceramica), Umberto
Fava (Tecnema), Paolo Sassi (BMR) and Carlos Ferrer (Esmalglass-Itaca). Moreno Minelli
(Orizzonte) is also on the board as representative of the mould manufacturers’
group and Maurizio Manzini (United Symbol) for the heavy clay machinery producers.
In its first session, the Acimac executive board discussed the difficult
market situation and acknowledged the lack of signs of recovery in all the main
business leaders meeting in Villa Marchetti also reiterated their concern about
the difficult credit situation caused by inadequate support from banks and the
short-sightedness of the credit institutions in evaluating investments for
financing as well as by delays in payments by customers.
Other items on the agenda included the critical situation regarding
outsourcing, an activity that is essential for the ceramic machinery sector
which like all manufacturing goods industries makes extensive use of the
New Acimac executive board takes office
October 27, 2009