Italian Technology Centre Network of Pune is Growing
Thanks to the entry of FIMAT (Rivoli, Torino), member company of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, SIMEC (Olgiate Olona, Varese) and UTECO (Colognola ai Colli, Verona), both of them members of ACIMGA (Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry), the ITC, Italian Technology Center Network is growing and expanding: this network is dedicated to supporting the internationalization process of its participating companies in India.
Established in 2013, the ITC network was spurred by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots, and automation systems manufacturers' association, and by AMAPLAST, the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers' Association. From this year on, the ITC network of enterprises will also benefit from the cooperation with ACIMGA.
Therefore, now the network is made up of 8 companies, which can take advantage of the ITC support to improve and increase their own presence in India. Besides the lead company LOSMA (Curno, Bergamo), the network companies involved in the project are the following: BLM GROUP (Cantù, Como); BUFFOLI TRANSFER (Brescia); FIMAT (Rivoli, Torino); MILLUTENSIL (Milano); OMERA (Chiuppano, Vicenza); SIMEC GROUP (Olgiate Olona, Varese); UTECO GROUP (Colognola ai Colli, Verona).
“The phenomenon of enterprises’ networks in Italy keeps growing - stated Giancarlo Losma, President of LOSMA – taking the shape of flexible cooperation among companies to achieve strategic goals defined through a common programme. The Italian Technology Center network of enterprises represents a perfect example of how these partnerships among non-competing companies can help carry out shared projects and goals, facilitating their presence in complex markets, such as the Indian one”.
“I am very proud that a new association of capital goods has joined our project – continued Giancarlo Losma – thus expanding the range of sectors represented in the network. We hope that other associations that are members of FEDERMACCHINE, the Italian Federation of Associations of Manufacturers of Capital Goods, will participate in ITC, also bringing along some of their associate member companies”.
Operating since March 2013 and based in Pune, the Italian Technological Center is managed by a team of Indian officers, who are working in close cooperation with the Italian Associations promoting this initiative. Promotion of single brands and of the ITC brand, development of new contacts with the world of Indian institutions and culture and first after-sale service point: these are only a few of the activities carried out by the Center.
Among the most important initiatives organized by ITC in 2018 - concluded Giancarlo Losma - there is the annual three-day event in India. Launching its sixth edition, the event took place in November and was held for the first time in Bangalore. It allowed the ITC companies, starring the workshop “Italian Machine Tools & Plastic/Rubber Machinery Technology”, to present themselves to about fifty Indian enterprises operating in the sectors of aerospace, automotive, automation, and general mechanics.
A similar initiative will be organized in 2019: this time, besides metalworking machine tools and plastics and rubber machinery technologies, the event will also host the sector of printing and converting machines.