Acimac’s promotional activities abroad have begun in earnest in two of the leading outlet markets for Italian ceramic and brick technologies, India and Brazil. After organizing an institutional stand at Cevisama in Valencia, the Italian ceramic machinery and equipment manufacturers’ association has participated in two international trade fairs for the sector, the recently concluded Indian Ceramics expo, and Revestir, March 9-12.
delegation of Italian companies present at the Indian Ceramic fair included BMR,
Capaccioli, Cimes, Forni Ficola, Gabbrielli Technology, Stylgraph, TCK, Sacmi,
System, Air Power, Omis International, Bedeschi, Newtech and Bernini.
a market with excellent growth potential for our companies,” commented Paolo Gambuli, director general of
Acimac. “Although ceramic tile production has grown constantly in recent years
and is now close to 400 million sq.m/year, this is not sufficient to cater for
the sharply increasing demand which is rising in step with the improved
standard of living of the country’s 1.15 billion inhabitants.”
growth in earnings of a large portion of the population is also pushing up
demand for high-quality products that can be made only using Italian
technologies,” continued Gambuli.
India, Acimac moved on to Brazil for Revestir,
the largest exhibition of tile and stone in the South American continent, held
in São Paulo. Italian technology is showcased in the Italian pavilion under the
banner of Tecnargilla do Brasil,
featuring the participation of Air Power, BMR, Capaccioli, CMF, Ficola,
Martinelli Ettore, Sacmi, System and Siti – B&T Group. Ancora and
Smalticeram also took part in the exhibition with their own stands.
the second largest tile producer and consumer in the world, as well as one of
the main trading partners of the Italian ceramic machinery and equipment
manufacturers. “Brazil accounts for around 80% of the 145 million euro turnover
generated by our companies in South America,” notes Gambuli. “This is why we
have been amongst the sponsors of Revestir ever since it was founded and
contribute to the show with a pavilion organised in cooperation with the
Italian Trade Commission ICE and a technological focus day, also called
Tecnargilla do Brasil, which addresses major process innovations in the ceramic
sector and includes talks given by Italian professionals and companies.”
Acimac: India, Brazil integral to ceramic industry
March 9, 2010