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Year 2021

26.10.2021

AEF: new app to check ISOBUS compatibility

An application was presented during EIMA 2021 that allows agricultural equipment dealers, manufacturers and farmers to check the compatibility of equipment produced by various brands with the ISOBUS protocol.
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24.10.2021

EIMA, stronger than anything

The world exhibition of agricultural machinery closes in Bologna with extraordinary results. The "EIMA people" overcame post-Covid uncertainties and consecrated the show as a leading event on the exhibition scene. Certified data released by FederUnacoma and BolognaFiere indicate 270,700 visitors, 25,900 of whom from abroad. A great success for an event that will return in November 2022 and then resume its natural biennial schedule.
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22.10.2021

Paolo De Castro takes stock of EU agricultural policies at EIMA

"No farmer shall be left behind. That's why we need time and resources for the European Farm to Fork plan. The first deputy chairman of the EU Agriculture Commission, Paolo De Castro, was the protagonist of a public meeting with Alessandro Malavolti, president of FederUnacoma, held during EIMA, the international exhibition of agricultural and gardening machinery.
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22.10.2021

The revival of green design with the "Gardens of Petra" competition

The culture of green and gardens conquers spaces at the Antiques Fair of Modena, where from 5 to 13 February 2022 the works of 15 European designers will be exhibited, called to compare experiences and skills with their installations. In November the announcement of the competition - announced today as part of EIMA in Bologna - which is open to architects, agronomists and landscape architects, and promoted by Fondazione Biohabitat and Aiapp, together with fiera di Modena.
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22.10.2021

Digital innovation, a strong theme at EIMA 2021

Agriculture 4.0 and latest generation technologies are the central theme of the fourth day of the Bologna exhibition. A research carried out by CNR-Stems, University of Roma Tre, L'Informatore Agrario and FederUnacoma is presented regarding the propensity of agricultural and agromechanical companies to invest in machines and systems for the digitalization of agriculture
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22.10.2021

Agricultural mechanics and research, experts from around the world for the XXX Meeting Club of Bologna

The association, which since 1989 has brought together leading international scholars in the field of agricultural mechanics, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary at EIMA, the international trade show for the sector. Since the year of its establishment, it has covered more than 270 topics concerning innovation, sustainable development of the supply chain, technology transfer to companies by research centres.
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22.10.2021

The prize in memory of Alberto Cocchi is awarded

Yesterday the scholarships of the first edition of the Aberto Cocchi award were handed over to two young people with a future in the field of agricultural mechanics.
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22.10.2021

EIMA Energy, Biomass and Bioeconomy

Seminar day at EIMA Energy dedicated to bioeconomy models. Presented the CoBrAF project, based on four strategic crops: camelina, hemp, safflower and flax.
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22.10.2021

Agricultural mechanics, ever closer alliance between universities and companies

At the 44th edition of EIMA, the international exhibition of agricultural and gardening machinery, collaboration between universities and companies has been strengthened for the development of research and innovation in mechanics and plant engineering applied to agro-food and forestry biosystems. A seminar promoted by the Universities of Bologna and Foggia to enhance PhDs in this field.
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22.10.2021

EIMA 2021, a surprising turnout

The world exhibition of agricultural machinery is still in progress, but the first three days already reveal a public attendance that exceeds all expectations. More than 127 thousand people attended the event last night, and the number of people attending the event in the early hours of today is also remarkable.
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21.10.2021

Gardening equipment: clear growth in the market

The data on sales of machinery and equipment for gardening and landscaping aannounced at EIMA. Italian market at + 24.3% in nine months 2021, and exports for lawn mowers and chainsaws also up (+23% in July). Turnover 2021 of Italian industries expected at +15% for a value of almost one billion euros. The president of Comagarden, Renato Cifarelli, highlights the problem of raw materials, and the rising costs for Italian companies.
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21.10.2021

Italian members of parliament visit EIMA: focus on safety

On the third day of EIMA International, political issues related to the agricultural machinery sector were in the foreground. A delegation of Italian members of parliament was present at the exhibition and had the opportunity to get a close-up view of the innovations proposed by the exhibiting industries. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Gallinella raised the issue of farm equipment inspection. Scheduled for tomorrow, the conference of MEP Paolo De Castro.
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21.10.2021

Green Bonds Save Biodiversity

It's called "innovative finance" and it promises to help young people start new farms. Provided they are environmentally friendly.
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21.10.2021

Electrification and robots, Italy in the world's top five

Italy is one of the most advanced countries in the world for the automation of agricultural machinery, after the USA, Holland, France and Germany. It has produced four advanced agricultural robots out of the hundred currently on the international scene. Most of them, still at the prototype stage, are powered by electricity. At the 44th edition of EIMA, the international exhibition of agricultural machinery, the spotlight will be on electrification and robotization.
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21.10.2021

Contractors as knowledge multipliers

Contractors are called upon to play a central role in the transition towards agriculture 4.0, informing farmers about the advantages and opportunities offered by new cultivation practices and new technologies. The theme discussed during the conference "The role of agro-mechanics in an ecological transition" held on the second day of EIMA International
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20.10.2021

EIMA 2021, focus on training young people in agriculture

The second day of EIMA International devoted ample space to the theme of training and education for young farmers and technicians in the sector. Agia and FederUnacoma pointed out the weaknesses of an educational system that does not help either the agricultural or agro-mechanical sectors, which instead are showing a growing demand for highly specialized professional figures.
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20.10.2021

Digital agriculture conquers young businesses

Precision farming and 4.0 systems are becoming increasingly popular among young entrepreneurs, but small farms are not always able to absorb the cost of the technologies. Transfarm 4.0, the interregional programme for the development of new technologies in the fields funded by Brussels, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the innovation process in North-Eastern Italy. Digital systems for agriculture are the protagonists of numerous other meetings at EIMA International.
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20.10.2021

New technologies change work in the agricultural supply chain

From the 'connected support' specialist to the 'technical communicator'. Technological vanguards are creating new specialised professional roles that are increasingly in demand among companies in the sector. An overview of the development of skills at EIMA, the international exhibition of agricultural machinery, currently taking place in the halls of BolognaFiere
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20.10.2021

EIMA 2021: "big" industries in the spotlight

The second day of EIMA 2021, which is attracting a good number of visitors, will feature, in addition to a wide range of themed events, press meetings promoted by the exhibiting industries. Of particular interest among these meetings were those organised by New Holland and Argo Tractors.
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20.10.2021

EIMA Energy: biomass as a strategic resource

In the agricultural machinery exhibition, the section dedicated to machinery for bioenergy chains is highlighted. An outdoor demonstration area and a programme of seminars on specific aspects offer technical and informative elements on an increasingly topical subject, that of renewable sources.
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20.10.2021

The motor world ready for the “green revolution”

Vehicles powered by environmentally friendly fuels are already a reality for tractor engine manufacturers. An important innovation in view of the likely changes that will be imposed by Brussels to reduce C02 emissions. At EIMA the sector's key players will be discussing Community strategies for environmental protection.
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19.10.2021

Manlio Di Stefano: export boom in the first half of 2021

Italian exports returned to growth in the first six months of the year, exceeding an overall value of 300 billion Euros. Behind this surge is not only the ability of Italian companies to propose highly innovative solutions, but also the new strategy for promoting Italian products, with a stronger role for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Asean and Asia are the most interesting markets for our companies.
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19.10.2021

Agriculture 4.0, a new tool for measuring environmental sustainability

From an Italian-Swiss start-up, XFarm, comes a new device for measuring the environmental sustainability of companies in the agri-food chain, from the fields to the processing industry. The new technology was presented at EIMA, the international exhibition of agricultural machinery currently taking place in the halls of BolognaFiere.
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19.10.2021

A new model of “urban forestation” to reduce energy costs

At EIMA, the international agricultural machinery exhibition in Bologna, the international association WGIN presents the proposals for new standards on green areas in the case of rural, commercial and public building renovations and new construction. Objective: to reduce the cost of energy by 2,500 euros per square metre.
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19.10.2021

TOTY, the spectacle of technology

The TOTY Tractor of the Year awards were presented on the first day of EIMA. Four winners in the various categories. The finalists paraded in the open-air arena specially created inside the Bologna exhibition centre.
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19.10.2021

EIMA 2021, good turnout of visitors on opening day

The 44th edition of EIMA International was inaugurated this morning. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended, among others, by Undersecretary Manlio Di Stefano, President of the Region Stefano Bonaccini and the Mayor of Bologna Matteo Lepore. The audience of visitors at the exhibition today consisted mainly of foreign businesspeople.
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18.10.2021

Raw materials, an unknown for the agri-mechanical industry

The strong growth in production risks being held back by shortages of raw materials, as well as rising logistics costs. Due to the Chinese supply blockade, the cost of ferrous materials and silicon for the electronics industry has risen beyond all expectations. Current stocks can cover orders until the middle of next year, but uncertainties and concerns remain for the rest of the year.
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18.10.2021

Tractors: global sales boom

Tractor sales figures - released on the eve of EIMA International - indicate record increases in all major countries. The general economic recovery encourages investments," says FederUnacoma President Alessandro Malavolti, "but what is crucial is the good performance of agricultural production and, above all, the growth prospects of the primary sector, which within the next nine years is going to grow by 18% for plant production and 13% for livestock products.
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18.10.2021

Agricultural machinery: record growth for the Italian market

In the first nine months of the year, tractor registrations grew by 43.8%, and strong increases were recorded for all other types of machinery. The excellent performance of the domestic market combined with the growth of exports - says Alessandro Malavolti, president of the manufacturers - will lead to an overall turnover of the Italian industry of no less than 14 billion Euros by the end of the year.
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18.10.2021

Trade show landscape: EIMA immediately competitive

In the panorama of exhibition events, EIMA in Bologna shows very positive results, even in the edition that reopens operations after the Covid emergency. In the face of a drop in exhibitors and areas recorded for other trade show events - explains Simona Rapastella - EIMA maintains better percentages and is on track towards a rapid recovery of pre-Covid levels. Virtual exhibition platforms do not replace in-person events, but can act as effective "pre" and "post" supports.
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18.10.2021

EIMA, a return in style

After the suspension due to the health emergency, the World Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery will be presenting itself with a large number of exhibitors, important innovations and a calendar of appointments of political interest. Businesspeople will arrive from all over the world for an event that - says FederUnacoma general manager Simona Rapastella - has a very high technical content but is also a formidable 'relations machine'.
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18.09.2021

EIMA 2021 heats up the engines

This morning saw the presentation of the 44th edition of the International Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery, to be held in Bologna from 19 to 23 October. 1,350 exhibiting companies will be presenting new ranges and products in the thirteen sectors of specialisation and in the five themed halls of the event. There will also be a large number of foreign operators with delegations from 70 countries. One of the novelties of this edition is the open-air arena for exhibiting machines "in action".
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10.09.2021

EIMA Green, gardening in the spotlight

The appointment with the EIMA Green exhibition, one of EIMA International’s areas of specialization, falls at a very favourable time for the gardening market. Having closed the first half of 2021 with record growth (+33%), the sector is set to confirm its good performance in the second half as well. The Bologna event, where all types of gardening machinery and equipment will be on show, is a driving force for the entire sector.
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07.09.2021

EIMA Energy, the exhibition dedicated to biomasses

Renewable energies and the circular bio-economy will be in the foreground at the Bologna exhibition centre with the "Energy" show, an open-air demonstration area between halls 35 and 37, where visitors can see machines for processing and treating biomass in action. During the five days of the exhibition, there will also be space for in-depth thematic studies with meetings promoted by the organising partner ITABIA.
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31.08.2021

EIMA 2021: official delegations from 70 countries

Thanks to close cooperation with the ICE Agency, the international agricultural machinery exhibition will be able to welcome business operators from all over the world, in compliance with the differentiated safety protocols established by the health authorities for groups of countries. Business-to-business meetings will be held in a new facility at the Volvo Congress Center adjacent to the exhibition centre and connected to Hall 19.
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24.08.2021

EIMA 2021: focus on vocational education and training

The programme of events of the world exhibition of agricultural machinery will include initiatives for strengthening educational plans and defining new professional profiles for the sector. EIMA Campus, Club of Bologna and FederUnacoma Workshops are the rendez-vous on this topic that are already on the calendar.
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02.08.2021

TOTY: the finalists' show at EIMA 2021

The 44th edition of the Bologna-based event will host the Tractor of the Year awards ceremony and feature a "parade" of the fourteen finalist models. A new outdoor arena will be set up to present the competing machines. The Tractor competition is pushing the sector towards increasingly advanced technologies.
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20.07.2021

NRRP: agricultural machinery on the political agenda

The policy document drawn up by the manufacturers was presented at the FederUnacoma "Forum". Mechanization is fundamental for the Next Generation objectives, but more funds and greater chain coordination are needed. Alessandro Malavolti listed nine key points to relaunch the sector.
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19.07.2021

EIMA 2021: a milestone for agricultural machinery

A survey conducted by GRS for FederUnacoma confirms the confidence of manufacturers in trade fairs and in particular in the Bologna event. Brand positioning and relations with professional operators are the elements that most motivate companies to participate. "EIMA is an irreplaceable platform for the development of our sector," declared FederUnacoma General Director Simona Rapastella.
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19.07.2021

Agricultural machinery: good production in the Covid year

The Italian agricultural machinery industry closed 2020 with a production value of 11.5 billion euros, slightly higher than the previous year (+0.4%). The favourable trend of the agricultural economy at the global level keeps production levels high for a mechanical engineering sector that derives 70% of its turnover from exports.
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19.07.2021

FederUnacoma: presidencies extended for two years

The General Meeting approved an exception that keeps the current bodies in office, with the aim of giving continuity to the activities in a particularly important time of transition. It is a sign of the solidity of the association's base," says President Malavolti, "and of confidence in the work of this President's Council.”
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19.07.2021

Agricultural equipment, market at record pace

Registration figures released by FederUnacoma show, for the first six months of the year, increases of 52% for tractors and significant growth for all other types of vehicles. A positive phase also on foreign markets, with strong increases in the United States, India and Turkey. World trade is expected to grow by 7.3% over the next four years.
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21.06.2021

EIMA Idrotech, the sustainable use of water resources

About 250 exhibiting industries have confirmed their presence at the Idrotech Show, one of the specialised areas of EIMA International (Bologna 19-23 October). The most advanced technologies for the use of water in agriculture will be on display at the exhibition. Conferences and seminars on water emergencies also in relation to climate change are also scheduled.
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10.06.2021

EIMA "Digital", the 4.0 showcase

The market for advanced electronics for agriculture has grown fivefold in the last four years and is set to increase even more thanks also to the system of incentives for the digital transition. The EIMA Digital exhibition as part of the 44th EIMA International (October 19-23, 2021) showcases the most innovative technologies and offers a programme of events on the subject produced in collaboration with universities and the AEF world association.
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13.05.2021

Agricultural machinery: strong growth in components

The first quarter of the year shows a clear increase in turnover for manufacturers of components for agricultural machinery and equipment. The domestic market and exports are doing well. According to Comacomp, the positive trend should continue in the coming months thanks to a high number of orders. The October rendezvous with EIMA International is a great opportunity to give further impetus to companies in the sector. To date, 520 exhibitors have been confirmed for the components exhibition alone.
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23.04.2021

EIMA International: all set for October

The great agricultural machinery exhibition confirms the dates from 19 to 23 October, and is preparing to be the first exhibition event of agricultural machinery after the blockage and cancellation of all other events in 2020 and 2021. New facilities in the exhibition centre and an advanced health prevention system will welcome visitors.
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20.04.2021

Raw materials: Agricultural mechanics in an emergency

Demand for agricultural technology is growing, but supplies of raw materials are scarce. Ferrous materials and plastics are hard to come by and showed record increases in March, to the detriment of agricultural machinery, which uses large quantities of these materials. In the manufacture of a tractor, the ferrous component accounts for 75% of the total.
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13.04.2021

Agricultural machinery: market soars in the first quarter

Registrations of tractors and other types of machinery recorded significant increases in the January-March period, which not only made up for the deficit of the first quarter of 2020, but also pushed sales to record levels. Public support was decisive, with tax incentives for 4.0 and the Sabatini Law. Sales of higher-powered tractors soared.
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25.03.2021

EIMA: dates and programmes for 21-22

A timetable with deadlines and obligations marks the organizational stages of EIMA International 2021, the great exhibition of agricultural machinery to be held in Bologna from October 19 to 23. The dates have also been set for the next edition, which will be staged from 9 to 13 November 2022.
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04.03.2021

Green machinery, growing market in 2020

After a sharp drop at the beginning of the year, sales of gardening machinery and equipment recovered steadily during the summer and autumn months, reaching a peak in the last quarter that brought the final balance to a profit of 3.3%. The figure for lawn mowers was negative, while sprayers, which are also used for sanitizing environments, showed a clear increase.
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10.02.2021

EIMA Technical Innovation: the winners of the "second round"

The second session of the 2020-2021 competition has ended, following the one held last November during the EIMA Digital Preview. Twelve innovations attracted the attention of the international jury of experts (5 as “Technical Innovations” and 7 as “Mentions”), which join the 43 winning entries from the first stage of the competition. Official award ceremony at EIMA international 2021 (19-23 October).
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15.01.2021

Agricultural machinery: market recovering at the end of 2020

Registrations for the year were down for almost all types of vehicles, even if the final figures appear less negative than expected. The sharp surge in sales in the last two months of the year made it possible to partially offset the collapse recorded between March and May due to the first pandemic wave and the lockdown.
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