Vitrum’s year zero is just around the corner. Taking place October 3rd to 6th, at Fiera Milano Rho (Pavilions 5 and 7), the 20th edition of the Italian International trade show dedicated to machinery, accessories and special products for processing flat and hollow glass.
Italy’s Hollow Glass sector will be on hand, emphasising the importance of this major global industry trade show. The hollow glass sector will be located in Pavilion 7.
Antonini, Colorobbia Consulting, Glass Service, Ocmi OTG and Olivotto Glass Technologies are the companies that will represent Italian-made products for Hollow Glass at Vitrum (Stand D25).
In addition, the Hollow Glass division of Bottero Spa will showcase a selection of its machinery for both flat and hollow glass, as well as products and systems for float, laminated and packaging lines at Stand E21-G30, also in Pavilion 7.
Michele Gusti, president of GIMAV’s Hollow Glass Group, and president of Ocmi OTG Spa, said: “Technological know-how and high qualitative standards are the true distinguishing factors of Italian brands across international markets.
"Bottles, tableware, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics - Italian-made hollow glass ensures complete solutions, customizations capable of satisfying all the needs of their customers and the ability - almost unique in the industry - to join forces and form a united front.
"We plan to leverage these strengths this year at Vitrum 2017. In the group exhibit area, we are ready to meet clients and buyers from around the world, in order to nurture, plan and launch new relationships and projects.”
The latest findings from the GIMAV Study Center provide further evidence of the sector’s value: more than 85% of Italy’s hollow glass revenue comes from exports, with a 1.05% increase over the previous year (when sales were up by nearly 3.5%).
According to the most recent data, exports of Italian machinery and technology for Hollow Glass processing continue their upward growth trend (begun in 2015) with the EU as the top destination (France out in front) and the strong recovery of the American markets (North America at +41%; Central and South America at +75.7%).
Asia, too, left its mark, compared to the previous 12 months, with a 25.61% share of total global exports.
Summing up the key indicators for the Italian hollow glass sector:
• Mexico is the number-one importer of Italian technologies and machinery for Hollow Glass processing with an 11.75% share
• followed closely by China, accounting for a healthy 10%
• in the United States, the import share of Italian machinery doubled
• Russia, after the major crisis of 2015, is on a rising curve, climbing from 15th to 9th position.