Italian machinery sector registers record year

600ComerioErcolebigcalenderMilan, Italy – The Italian rubber and plastics machinery sector registered strong growth in 2017, with higher production and sales rates compared to the year before.

According to the latest figures published by trade body Amaplast, which represents 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, production grew 10% year-over-year to $5.6 billion in 2017.

Machinery exports stood at $4 billion for the year, up 12% compared to 2016.

Italy’s domestic market also grew 10% to $2.8 billion, while…

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