Italian tannery machinery exports up 23%

Published:  03 July, 2014

The Italian Association of Footwear, Leather Goods and Tannery Machinery Manufacturers, ASSOMAC report that machinery exports from Italy were up 12% in 2013 compared with 2012. Tannery machinery exports rose by 23%, footwear by 8% and leather goods machinery by 13%.

ASSOMAC, who held its annual assembly in Italy last week, also announced that it had revamped the website which is now in ten languages to help international visitors when they visit the site.

ASSOMAC members exported goods to 131 countries and in 2013 with China, India, Brazil and Mexico being the top four markets.

Amilcare Baccini, Director General, ASSOMAC

They also confirmed that after 27 years Tanning Tech and SIMAC would both be relocating to Milan in 2015 and would run alongside Lineapelle. The move would make it easier for international visitors to attend the show as Milan has better transport connections than Bologna. The dates of the show have not yet been formally released but are expected to be around late February or early March 2015.

ASSOMAC general assembly