Automatic machines for packaging machinery
UCIMA is the association of Italian suppliers of automatic machines and technology for the packaging industries, from food and confectionery to tobacco industry, from pharmaceutical to chemical and petrochemical industry, from cosmetics to paper industry.
UCIMA represents over 100 companies, among with the most important ones of the sector, nationally and internationally. Italy is one of the world leaders in packaging machinery, with a world market share of nearly 26.5%, the same levels of the other big manufacturing country, Germany.
In 2011 the sector’s turnover, exceeding pre-crisis levels, 4.3 billions euro, with an increase higher than on the year 2010 higher than the competitors’ average. Exports account for around 90% of total turnover, with a value of over 3.8 billions euro.
The largest market area is the European Union. In second place is Asia, next come non-EU Europe, Central and South America and North America.
As regards the most important countries of export, last year China absorbed the largest shares of Italian exports, followed by United States and France.