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Packaging machinery: first-half 2021 sales return to 2019 levels

CS 06/2021

Turnover in the first half of 2021 fell by just 1.8% compared to the same period in the record year 2019. The growth with respect to the first half of 2020 was 21%. The sector held its ground in 2020 with turnover of almost 8 billion euros. The food and cosmetics segments performed well.

Ucima: sales pick up in Q1 2021 driven by the Italian market

CS 04/2021

Sales revenue was 9.2% higher than in March 2020 due to significant growth in the domestic market (+28.8%). The average number of months of guaranteed production is increasing again

Ucima: orders pick up both at home and abroad

CS 02/2021
Ucima: orders pick up both at home and abroad

The 4% growth in packaging machinery exports is pushing sales revenues into positive territory as the outlook remains stable for 2021. Causes of concern include rising prices of raw materials and components and maritime freight rates.

Packaging machinery: 2020 turnover drops to €7.6 billion (-5%)

CS 09/2020
Packaging machinery: 2020 turnover drops to €7.6 billion (-5%)

The preliminary figures from the MECS-Ucima Research Department reveal a slowdown for the sector. Small falls in both domestic sales (-6.8%) and exports (-4.5%)

Gentili: the unilateral decision made by Interpack is unacceptable

CS 08/2020
Gentili: the unilateral decision made by Interpack is unacceptable

The Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association believes it is inconceivable to hold the fair from 25 February to 3 March 2021

The Italian packaging industry resumes its trade fair activities in Asia

CS 07/2020
The Italian packaging industry resumes its trade fair activities in Asia

The Italian packaging machinery manufacturers will be promoting Italian innovation at ProPak Asia and ProPak China

UCIMA: Matteo Gentili elected as the new Chairman

CS 06/2020
UCIMA: Matteo Gentili elected as the new Chairman

“Proud to have the opportunity to work with an exceptional organisation that over the years has developed an outstanding image and an ability to provide first-class services to companies”

Italian packaging machinery sales top 8 billion euros

CS 05/2020
Italian packaging machinery sales top 8 billion euros

The Italian packaging machinery manufacturers have recorded their fourth consecutive growth year with a 2.2% increase in turnover in 2019. It is the only capital goods sector to see an upturn.

Matteo Gentili named chairman designate of Ucima

CS 04/2020
Matteo Gentili named chairman designate of Ucima

Enrico Aureli’s successor at the helm of the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers’ association for the two-year period 2020-2022 will be elected during the Annual Members’ Meeting in July. He will be succeeded by Riccardo Cavanna as chairman for the two-year period 2022-2024.

Saverio Gamberini, a member of the UCIMA board of directors, is poised to become chairman of the European Committee CEN TC 146

CS 03/2020

The general manager of MG2 is chairman-designate of the technical committee responsible for drafting European standards on packaging machinery safety.

Coronavirus: communication from UCIMA Chairman

CS 02/2020
Coronavirus: communication from UCIMA Chairman

The Chairman of the Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association has sent a letter to all Italian and international customers.