ACIMAC (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics) is the national trade association that represents and supports the Italian ceramic machinery manufacturers. It has around 100 member companies from all over the country, including the industry leaders.

ACIMAC is a member of the Italian Employers’ Federation Confindustria, making it an integral part of Italian industry’s representation system.

It liaises with various institutions and plays a key role in promoting the quality and value of Italian technology at a national and international level. It also supports the industry’s continuous growth by providing day-to-day services and advice to companies.

The association is part of a national and international network that helps to develop strategies for the industry and organise initiatives for the continuous education of member companies’ employees.

What we do for companies

Representation activities:

  • Italian and international network for promoting and raising the profile of the ceramic technology sector
  • Lobbying with Italian and international bodies and institutions
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Networking and participating in working groups with other Italian and international associations
  • Participating in meetings and working groups with member companies
  • Participating in standards working groups

Services and activities:

Services and activities are shared through continuous consulting and assistance with the aim of supporting companies in their day-to-day operations.

The services offered focus in particular on:

  • Scouting, analysis and interpretation of information, standards, etc.
  • Collection, analysis and interpretation of market data for monitoring global industry trends and the performance of international competitors
  • Updating, interpreting and monitoring national and international regulations relating to ceramic technologies and exports
  • Management training
  • International marketing and promotion
  • Organising international trade fair TECNA together with IEG Expo
  • Sustainability and environment
  • Facilitated and extraordinary financing
  • Communication
  • Publishing

The Acimac, Ucima and Amaplast network

Acimac, Ucima and Amaplast have embarked on a process of integration aimed at further improving their efficiency, reach and services. This operational partnership also reinforces the role of political representation played by the three associations affiliated to the Italian employers’ federation Confindustria. Acimac, Amaplast and Ucima represent 1,172 companies that employ 57,487 people and generate revenues of €14.3 billion. This is equivalent to 39% of the total revenue of the Italian capital goods sector and 1.4% of that of the entire Italian manufacturing industry, which amounted to €1,000 billion in 2021.

Acimac has launched the brand We Are Acimac to promote the Italian ceramic machinery industry worldwide.


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