• Tecna 2022: the countdown has started

    Jul 13, 2022
    The world ceramic industry will meet in Rimini from 27 to 30 September. All the leading suppliers of technology, equipment and services will be participating in Tecna 2022.
  • Italian ceramic machinery turnover tops €2 billion in 2021

    Jun 29, 2022
    The Italian machinery manufacturers’ sales grew by 39% to €2,056 million in 2021, including strong performances in both the domestic market (+31%) and exports (+42%). Acimac’s newly elected chairman Paolo Lamberti commented: “We feel very confident. 45% of our member companies are expecting further business growth this year.”
  • Tecna 2022: from technology to future trends

    Mar 28, 2022
    The world’s leading exhibition of technologies and supplies for the surfaces industry will put the spotlight on innovation in the Rimini Expo Centre from 27 to 30 September 2022.​
  • Ceramic machinery: 45% growth in turnover in 2021

    Dec 07, 2021
    According to the preliminary figures compiled by the MECS - Acimac Research Centre, the sector’s year-end turnover will rise to €2,145 million, 45% up on 2020. Almost 6 months of production is guaranteed in 2022
  • Ceramic machinery making strong recovery

    Jul 26, 2021
    The Italian ceramic and brick machinery industry reported a 54% increase in turnover in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020 and a 12.8% increase over the same period in 2019.
  • Acimac observes surge in sales in first quarter of 2021

    May 07, 2021
    Clear improvement in sales of ceramic machinery and equipment: according to the Mecs-Acimac research centre, the first quarter of 2021 closed with 33.3% growth in sales. Strong performance in both exports (+38%) and the Italian market (+27.3%)
  • Ceramic machinery slowdown eases

    Mar 25, 2021
    The first signs of a recovery are emerging in 2021. Causes of concern include rising prices of raw materials, components and maritime freight transport.
  • World sanitaryware imports and exports (2019)

    Jan 11, 2021
    Acimac Research Dept. / MECS updates the yearly analysis of the world ceramic sanitaryware imports/exports flows. In 2019 sanitaryware exports continued to rise with 4.6% growth on 2018, but with a different trend in the various geographical areas of production.
  • Changes at the top of ACIMAC

    Jul 10, 2020
    The ACIMAC Members’ Meeting unanimously elected Paolo Mongardi as the association’s new chairman for the two-year period 2020-2022. Luca Bazzani (System Ceramics), Bruno Bettelli (I-Tech) and Paolo Lamberti (Tecnografica) were elected as the three vice chairmen. Lamberti will take over as chairman from Mongardi in two years’ time.
  • Acimac: Paolo Mongardi named new chairman designate

    Jun 12, 2020
    Paolo Mongardi will be elected Chairman of Acimac during the Members’ Meeting in July. He will pass the baton to Paolo Lamberti in two years’ time as part of an alternating chairmanship that reflects the interests of both small and large member companies.
  • Tecnargilla postponed to 2021

    May 12, 2020
    The world’s leading trade fair for technology and aesthetics in the surface coverings industry will be back in the autumn of next year.
  • Italy resumes production

    Apr 30, 2020
    The Italian ceramic industry, considered a sector of “strategic importance as it is strongly export-oriented” has been given the go-ahead to resume production activities as of 27 April.

    Apr 24, 2020
    In collaboration with Acimac, on this page we are publishing a summary of the main daily economic news items concerning the measures taken in countries around the world to respond to the Covid-19 crisis.