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Italian plastics machinery industry achieves 8.1% increase of revenue in 2022

Source:Adsale Plastics Network 2023-07-05

According to the results of the third edition of the National Statistical Survey conducted by the MECS-Amaplast Statistical Studies Centre, the Italian plastics and rubber processing technology industry closed the year 2022 with revenues of 4.35 billion euros. For an 8.1% increase over 2021, it represents the second highest ever.


The main factor of success was exports, which recorded a further upturn toward the end of the year and a total value of 3.16 billion euros, up 8.5% from 2021.


Specifically, exports by Italian manufacturers - 72.7% of total production – showed sustained growth toward EU (+8%), North America (+6.6%), non-EU Europe (+8%), and the Far East (+9%).


As regards exported product categories, extrusion systems contributed 20.8% of the entire Italian business volume (up 13.7% from 2021), followed by auxiliaries (13.7%), and injection machines (9.5%).


At the same time, the domestic market grew by 6.8% when compared with 2021, with a business volume exceeding 1.18 billion euros. The top three client sectors are packaging (40.6% of total revenues), automotive (15.9%) and construction (11%).


The year 2023 opened in a relatively uncertain climate, both due to the post-COVID rebound was less pronounced than expected and the continuing conflict in Ukraine, says Amaplast, the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Molds Manufacturers' Association. The rising interest rates and inflation have also depressed global demand.


However, there is a strong sense of optimism among manufacturers, well above the level suggested by economic indicators: 39% of interviewees expect further improvements in results for 2023, 43% expect stability, while only 18% expressed a pessimistic outlook.

New president elected for AMAPLAST


AMAPLAST has announced new President for a two-year term from 2023 to 2025. Massimo Margaglione (Gefit spa) now receives the baton from Dario Previero. Also elected were the two Vice Presidents: Gabriele Caccia (Syncro srl) and Barbara Ulcelli (IMG srl) in her first term.

Massimo Margaglione

Massimo Margaglione is the new President of Amaplast.

The new leadership was elected at the annual Member Assembly took place on 28 June 2023. In additional to the elections, the Assembly was also the occasion for a broad overview of the sector represented by the association.


Dario Previero reaffirmed the efficacy of the inter-association synergy with Acimac (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics) and Ucima (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association), which has provided associated companies an increasingly broad range of services to support them in their day-to-day operations.


In particular, there is a new environmental service for the drafting of sustainability reports and consulting services to guide the implementation of best practices to reduce a company's environmental impact.

Plastics and rubber machinery and equipment

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