Italian Textile Machinery Producers Return To Indonesia

MILAN — October 16, 2013 — Following the participation of the Sistema Italia mission last May,
ACIMIT returns to Indonesia. The industrial areas of Solo and Bandung will play host in November to
two symposiums presenting Italian textile technology to local textile manufacturers.

ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and ICE-Trade Promotion
Agency have organized two symposiums in Indonesia, specifically in Solo (11 November) and Bandung
(13 November), at which some of Italy’s leading textile machinery producers will be presenting
their latest products to Indonesian textile operators. This initiative follows in the wake of the
Sistema Italia mission during the month of May, in which ACIMIT participated, and which highlighted
the interest of the local market for Italian textile technology. Indonesia ranks among the top ten
exporters of textile products and garments, and among the primary markets for textile machinery. In
2012, Italy exported textile machinery to Indonesia for an overall value of 38 million euros (+30%
compared to the previous year). During the first six months of 2013, Italian exports towards this
market exceeded 18 million euros. The demand for Italian machinery in Indonesia focuses on spinning
machines (40% of the total), followed by finishing machines (29%).

“Indonesia is one of our primary export destinations” comments Raffaella Carabelli, President
of ACIMIT. “During the institutional mission last May, we were able to witness just how much the
local authorities are committed to promoting the textile industry in order to increase their export
production (currently standing at around 60%)”. Over 3,000 manufacturers are operating in the
Country (43% in the island of Java, where Bandung is situated) and 13% in the central area of the
same island, where Solo is located. “Sales of Italian technology on the Indonesian market have
grown over the past 5 years at a rhythm of 30% on average annually,” states Carabelli. “However,
Italian businesses still see a great deal of opportunities in the Country. I’m certain that the
characteristics of our technology, that is its quality, versatility and special attention to
sustainability for the entire production process, will enable Italy’s technology producers to
further strengthen their presence in Indonesia.”

The following Italian manufacturers will be present in Solo and Bandung:  Biancalani,
Bianco, Fadis, Mesdan, Pentek, Ricambi Tessili, Roj, Savio, SSM- Guidici and Unitech. In addition
to the presentation of the latest technology offerings from each producer, b2b meetings have also
been programmed with local textile manufacturers.

Posted October 16, 2013

Source: ACIMIT