Association of Italian manufacturers of implements
Food safety: Kenya focuses on agricultural mechanisation
The population of the African country has gone from 16 to 55 million in just 40 years, with a cultivable surface area of no more than 20% of the national territory. The acquisition of mechanical technologies to improve land productivity and make better use of the few available water resources is crucial. Italian-Kenyan cooperation in the sector is growing. Presentation of the 45th edition of EIMA International, the exhibition of agricultural machinery that offers the most suitable technologies for the country's needs.
Italian-Ugandan cooperation: meeting at EIMA International
The major exhibition of agricultural machinery, held in Bologna from November 9 to 13, will be attended by a delegation of Ugandan businessmen, interested in the most innovative technologies for increase the country’s productivity. The great variety of crops in Uganda and the different models of farm require the breadth of range that Italian industry can offer, within the framework of an increasingly solid technical and commercial cooperation.
EIMA 2022: the relaunch of cooperation between Ethiopia and Italy
Presented in Addis Ababa, the 45th edition of EIMA, the great exhibition of agricultural machinery promoted by the Federation of Italian Manufacturers. Important role played by the ICE Agency, which is organising the presence at the Bologna Exhibition of a delegation of Ethiopian trade operators. Agriculture is becoming increasingly strategic in the economy of African countries, which are expressing a demand for specific machinery for the crops and agricultural business models in the various countries.
The new FederUnacoma officers
The annual general meeting of FederUnacoma, held this afternoon in Varignana (Bologna), included among the items on the agenda the voting for the renewal of some federation bodies and for the assignment of positions for two new associations joining the Federation.
Conflict in Ukraine: the new order of agriculture
A debate on the effects that the military crisis is having on the geography of agricultural production and the machinery market was held in Bologna as part of the FederUnacoma Annual General Meeting. With a message from the Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli, a debate was opened that saw the participation of Carlo Cottarelli, Dario Fabbri, Paolo De Castro as well as the President of agricultural machinery manufacturers Alessandro Malavolti.
FederUnacoma: the EIMA site and the Federation's priorities
The novelties of EIMA International 2022 presented at the General Metting. More than 1,400 industries have already formalised their participation, and there are numerous initiatives to promote cutting-edge technologies, first and foremost digital and robotics. The overall balance of the structure's activities was outlined. The role of the associations - said General Manager Simona Rapastella - is to offer services to companies, but also to guide the political choices necessary for the development of the production sectors.
Agricultural machinery: the Italian market holding up well
Registration figures indicate a drop in the first five months of 2022, but still high sales volumes. Tractors are down 11% compared to the same period in 2021, but remain well above (+13%) the average of the last four years. Manufacturers' President Alessandro Malavolti speaks of a "technical downturn", due not to an actual drop in demand but to problems in the supply chain that have slowed down the pace of delivery of mechanical equipment.
Production up, but the 'cost' variable weighs heavily
The value of Italian production of machinery for agriculture, green care and related components will grow to EUR 13.7 billion in 2021. The made-in-Italy production is driven largely by foreign demand, which leads to a growth in our exports of 20.5% in 2021, and 9.7% in the first quarter of this year. Soaring production costs, however, risk slowing down current production rates and also affecting the list prices of machinery on the market.
EIMA 2022, stronger Italian-Serbian cooperation
The 2022 edition of the great agricultural machinery exhibition to be held in Bologna from 9 to 13 November was presented in Novi Sad. Over a thousand Serbian operators are expected at EIMA, while exports of Italian agricultural machinery to that country grew by 27% in 2021. Dissemination of information and technical assistance are the fundamental supports for a quality leap in mechanisation in the Balkan country.
EIMA International 2022: green and Mediterranean
The next edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery, which takes place in Bologna from 9 to 13 November, was presented in Foggia. Big event numbers and growing participation. The "Green" exhibition dedicated to machinery and equipment for gardening and landscaping was confirmed, and will also include a demo section. Conferences and seminars focusing on specialised crops and the agricultural economy of the Mediterranean area are in the pipeline.
Gardening machines: good market levels in 2022
Sales figures for gardening and landscaping machinery and equipment indicate a decline (-7.4%) in the first three months of the year after the record growth recorded in 2021. Variables related to weather trends and industrial raw material supplies may influence the market in the coming months, although forecasts for the end of the year indicate still high sales volumes.
High-tech drought-fighting systems
Held from 9 to 13 November at the Bologna Exhibition Centre, "EIMA Idrotech" is the exhibition specialising in technologies for water management in agriculture. Located within the great exhibition of agricultural mechanics, and already with 210 exhibiting industries, the show offers technological answers to the water emergency that is now affecting all Italian regions. In the first four months of this year - according to CNR data - the amount of rain has halved compared to the average of the last thirty years.
Agricultural machinery: partnership between Italy and UK strengthened
Demand for agricultural machinery in the UK remains dynamic in the first quarter of 2022, albeit with lower volumes than in the same period of 2021. Technical and commercial cooperation between the UK and Italy is strong and will be further enhanced at EIMA International in November in Bologna.
Tractor of the Year: rendez-vous at EIMA
The event that rewards the best tractor of the year is scheduled to take place at the Bologna agricultural machinery exhibition in November. Award ceremony on the first day of the exhibition and dynamic show of the finalist models in the large arena set up inside the exhibition centre.
Agricultural machinery, first quarter down but market remains strong
The first three months of the year show a decline in sales of agricultural machinery compared to the same period in 2021. The market contraction is organic compared to the record levels reached in the first quarter of last year. Incentives continue to support the market but geopolitical uncertainties may weigh on the coming months
Crisis in Ukraine, agricultural machinery must 'work as a system'
The fourth edition of the FederUnacoma Think Tank dedicated to the geopolitical emergency and the commodity crisis took place on 31 March in Bologna. The commodity crisis could last for years, so it is necessary for agro-mechanical companies to develop long-term strategies, while being reactive to sudden situational changes. Proposals were made by thematic study groups
EIMA 2022: global market and Mediterranean agriculture
The 45th edition of this major exhibition, scheduled in Bologna from 9 to 13 November, is a platform for innovation in agriculture. The spotlight will be on technologies for specialised and high added value crops typical of the Mediterranean area. The Agrilevante and Enoliexpo exhibitions are fully integrated with EIMA International.
Tractors: World market at a record pace
After posting strong growth in 2020, the tractor market will see further increases in all major countries in 2021. There are 318,000 new registrations in the USA, 180,000 in Europe and over 900,000 in India. Italian exports grew by 20%, and national production is estimated at 13.7 billion Euros. The forecasts for 2022 formulated at the beginning of the year are positive, but the Russian-Ukrainian military crisis is changing the scenario, and threatens to heavily influence the global economy.
Agricultural machinery: high demand, production at risk
During 2022, the Italian agricultural machinery market should maintain good levels, also due to the presence of incentives and financing. On the industrial front, however, the cost of raw materials and energy is likely to curb production and substantially increase machinery prices.
Green machinery: 14% market growth in 2021
All the main product types closed with a profit. Significant increases were recorded for trimmers (+21.6%), chainsaws (+15.1%) and lawn mowers (+12.9%). Sprayers, which are also used for sanitisation during the most critical moments of the pandemic emergency, went against the trend, down 33.8%. A total of 1,660,148 units were sold in 2021, including self-propelled machines, powered equipment and hand tools.
EIMA 2022, a global experience
The 45th edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery was presented in Verona. Very positive feedback in terms of bookings and demand for exhibition areas. Very intense promotional activity abroad and numerous innovations, from informative areas for the Digital sector to field tests of gardening machines. Innovation always in the foreground, with a pre-EIMA day entirely dedicated to the presentation and award ceremony of the Technical Innovation Contest.