fieramilano, 5-10/10/2015
'Let's build the future'
Metal forming and metal cutting machine tools, machines for welding, for thermal and surface treatments, robots, mechatronics, additive manufacturing technologies, automation hardware and software, assembling, tools, parts, components, accessories, metrology, quality control, systems for safety and environmental protection.



Milan, 5 October, 2015. EMO MILANO 2015 has started today: the world exhibition dedicated to the metal-working world is on the scene at the exhibition centre of fieramilano Rho until 10 October.  

In the spotlight of EMO MILANO 2015 there are 1,600 enterprises presenting, on 120,000 square meters of net exhibition area, 6,600 machines representing the best of the worldwide production in the sector, expressed by 42 countries.

The event opened this morning with the inauguration ceremony, having the special participation of Pier Luigi Streparava, Commissioner-General of EMO MILANO 2015. Other special guests in the meeting were: Enrico Zanetti, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Roberto Maroni, President of the Lombardy Region, Giorgio Squinzi, President of CONFINDUSTRIA, Jean-Camille Uring, President of CECIMO, Corrado Peraboni, Managing Director of Fiera Milano and Luigi Galdabini, President of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE.
The meeting was attended by some hundreds of guests, among exhibitors, representatives of institutions, journalists and visitors: it has been an occasion to discuss several issues of great interest to the Italian and European industry manufacturing machine tools, robots and automation systems.

The organization of EMO MILANO 2015 has been entrusted by CECIMO - European Association of Machine Tool Industries, promoter of the event and owner of the EMO brand - to the operational structures of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, Italian Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Auxiliary Technologies Manufacturers' Association, which has already been awarded the organization of the 2021 and 2027 editions.

"This entrustment is an acknowledgement of the value and of the importance of the Italian sector industry on the international stage, where it ranks third worldwide among exporting countries and fourth in the ranking of manufacturers” stated Pier Luigi Streparava, Commissioner-General of EMO MILANO 2015.

Before the representatives of Italian and EU institutions, Luigi Galdabini, President of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, highlighted the necessity of implementing concrete measures aiming at stabilizing the recovery of production systems consumption, which started in 2014 and is now strengthening.

“From this year on, the world consumption of machine tools will start to grow again steadily (+2.3%), it will then increase by 4.2% in 2016 and by 4.5% in 2017, when, according to the figures processed by the econometric institute Oxford Economics, it is likely to achieve 64 billion euro. Italian consumption is expected to register an even stronger growth: 5.3% in 2015, 5% in 2016 and 7.4% in 2017”.

With reference to Italy, on the basis of the data provided by "Studies Centre & Business Culture" of UCIMU, in the first semester of 2015 the index of deliveries recorded a +15.5% compared with the period January-June 2014 (domestic market +70.2%, foreign market +7.6%), whereas the index of orders showed a +12.9% (domestic market +28.5%, foreign market +8.9%).

“In particular - stressed Luigi Galdabini - considering the long standstill of consumption in Italy and also in a large part of Europe, the machine tool manufacturers ask for a provision - at a national and later on at a EU level - that may foster the replacement of obsolete machinery, enabling a modernisation of the machinery stock in the factories, while meeting the requirements of compliance with stricter and stricter regulations in terms of energy saving and improvement of safety standards at the workplace".
“As a matter of fact, this provision could encourage the modernisation of plants, which is now indispensable, as they affect the competitiveness level of a large part of the manufacturing chain in our country and in Europe” - went on Luigi Galdabini.

“In other words, our proposal is, first of all, an instrument to guarantee our country and Europe a future of clean and efficient industry that may operate respecting the environment and that, at the same time, may reward those who invest”.

“Our intention, as Italians, leaders in the sector, is to act in a way as to allow Europe to keep on playing a relevant role worldwide, guaranteeing its population development and well-being. Consequently, development and well-being can be ensured if there are investments in innovation and education, an activity to which UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE has always given a special attention”.

“For the purpose of supporting and spreading the know-how of technology and innovation related to the Made in Italy of the sector, UCIMU has proposed to convert, in the next months, after the end of Expo, a part of Palazzo Italia into a hub for the permanent education and training of operators belonging to the sector and coming from every part of the world”.

“On the other hand, - concluded Luigi Galdabini- with its position and mainly with its structures and infrastructures, even the most recent ones, Lombardy is the most suitable location for this training and education centre; it will be equipped with machine tools, robots and technologies all made in Italy and it will allow the professional update and training of operators working on state-of-the-art production systems”.

“The relevance of the exhibition - which registered a +12% with regard to the number of exhibiting companies and a +26% with reference to the total net exhibition area in comparison with the previous edition - is also attested by the recognition of the Ministry of Economic Development which included it among the exhibition events that are considered as real instruments of industrial policy in our country" - went on Pier Luigi Streparava.

"This is a recognition which allowed the development and carrying out of initiatives aimed at promoting EMO everywhere in the world, thus increasing its visibility and the services available to exhibitors and visitors" - concluded the Commissioner-General.

Among the numerous activities, organized by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, in cooperation with ICE-Agenzia and the Ministry of Economic Development, a special initiative to be mentioned is the invitation to the exhibition of delegations of end users, journalists and teachers of major foreign technical institutes. In addition to the official delegations, there will also be autonomous delegations. Globally, about 400 operators have been involved

Moreover, EMO MILANO 2015 offers a full programme of side events that, also by a direct involvement of visitors, are encouraging the development of new ideas and the opening of new scenarios. It is the case of the seminar on Additive Manufacturing, completed with the specially-dedicated display area in hall 9, and of the event ROBOFOOD 2015 - Robotics in the Food Industry. In addition, there will be special events, such as the Ceremony for the UCIMU AWARDS and the show "Machine Tool Scale Models", dedicated to metal crafts, re-evoking the genius and handicraft skills of Italians which also generated the machine tool manufacturing industry.

Information on www.emo-milano.com