Italian Machinery Aids North American Manufacturing Industry Machines Italia Volume VIII Magazine is Now Available

CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new issue of Machines Italia examines how Italian solution providers are helping spur a U.S. manufacturing revitalization in automotive plants, paper factories and other manufacturing industries that have re-shored production to North America.

Machines Italia Volume VIII is published by The Italian Trade Commission (ITC), in partnership with Penton Media's Manufacturing Supply Chain Group. The digital edition is available for download at www.industryweek.com/machinesitalia-v8.

In this edition, readers will learn:

  • How North American manufacturers, with aid from their Italian partners, are finding ways to boost production and stay competitive
  • How North American manufacturers are turning to Italian machinery and automation firms for their technology, innovation and responsive customer service
  • How Italian companies are meeting the challenge of serving their North American customers through local offices and investment
  • How Italian suppliers are providing a competitive boost to the North American auto industry
  • How small and midsize enterprises in North America are embracing Italian-built solutions in a variety of settings

"I trust you will find these articles both informative and enlightening," says Italian Trade Commissioner - Chicago, Pasquale Bova. "These articles are proof positive of the win-win partnership that has been forged between Italian capital good firms and North American manufacturers."

These are concrete examples demonstrating the commitment of Italian manufacturing companies to supporting their North American customers. From aerospace, agriculture and automotive, to paper, textile and many other industries, Italian firms are providing flexible solutions that reduce costs, introduce new functionality, and ensure reliability.

"This issue of Machines Italia is an informative snapshot of how the partnership between North American manufacturers and Italian companies has been successful," says John DiPaola, vice president of Penton Media Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group. "Italian solution providers are helping North American industries assert their global competitiveness with innovation solutions known for quality, ease-of-use, and durability."

Machines Italia was designed by the Italian Trade Commission to promote Italian-made machinery and technology to manufacturers in North America. In partnership with 15 leading Italian machinery manufacturers' associations, Machines Italia conducts and supports numerous activities in North America overseen by the ITC's Offices in Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City, ranging from programs with academic institutions to business development for multiple machinery sectors.

Machines Italia's 15 member associations represent more than 10,000 companies. Participating industry sectors include companies involved in the production of machinery, equipment and technology for agricultural/farm machinery, ceramics, earthmoving machinery, fluid power equipment and components, food processing, glass, foundry and metallurgical, footwear leather goods and tannery, marble and stone, metalworking, packaging, plastics and rubber, printing, graphic and converting, textiles and wood.

Visit WWW.MACHINESITALIA.ORG for the latest news, information, trade shows and activities along with various publications and videos on Italian machinery, technology and innovation. One can also follow it on Facebook.com/machinesitalia, Twitter.com/machinesitalia, LinkedIn.com/machinesitalia and watch its videos on YouTube.com/itcchicago.

About the Italian Trade Commission - The Italian Trade Commission (ITC) is Italy's government agency entrusted with promoting trade, business opportunities and industrial cooperation between Italian and foreign companies. Headquartered in Rome, where it is known as "Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese Italiane" (ICE), through offices in Italy and 117 branch offices in over 87 countries. Its activities include organizing the participation of Italian companies at tradeshows, exhibitions, workshops and bilateral meetings all over the world. Visit www.italtrade.com/usa  for more information.

About IndustryWeek - From automotive to solar, from Chicago to Beijing, IndustryWeek reports on the news, trends and opinions shaping the manufacturing industry. IndustryWeek has been providing best practices and exclusive insights from the world of manufacturing for more than 40 years. IndustryWeek is a business unit of Penton Media. For more information, please visit http://www.industryweek.com and follow IW on Twitter and Facebook.

About Penton Media, Inc.
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. Then we activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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Penton Custom Media
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Email: kelly.lambert@penton.com

Chris Meyer
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Penton Media, Inc.
Phone: (212) 204-4259
Email: chris.meyer@penton.com

SOURCE IndustryWeek



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