Innovation is back again at the core of Acimit’s assembly, the association of the Italian textile machinery producers. By showing the industry’s results related to 2017, the president Alessandro Zucchi re-affirmed the unavoidability of the digitalisation’s process regarding the whole textile pipeline.
According to the president of Acimit, however, the digitalisation of production processes needs new skills and adequate training programmes. During the assembly, he stated that ‘The implementation of Industria 4.0 in small companies – typical of our sector – is not that easy. It requires new competences and it creates the demand for new professionalisms, that are difficult to detect within current education’s programmes. It is necessary for the new Government to give priority to investments in human capital, empowering for example the Higher Technical Institutes’.
As for data, in 2017 the Italian textile machinery’s production has growth by 8%, for a value of 2.4 billion euro. Exports have increased by 7% (2 billion euro). Production took advantage from the growing foreign demand of Italian machinery and the strong recovery of the Italian market, mainly due to the push given by Industria 4.0 National Plan.
Biella, 20 June 2018