Italian Tractors Manufacturers Association
MEPs at EIMA: a policy for specialised crops
A delegation of 10 parliamentarians visited the agricultural machinery exhibition. A conference, a guided tour and a round table were the programme of an event that highlighted the role of fruit and vegetable crops, which are increasingly important for the market and the profitability of the primary sector.
Paolo De Castro at Eima in Bologna: "technology in agriculture is the weapon to tackle the crisis"
Still too many work-related accidents in the agricultural sector
Every year in Italy, 100 to 150 fatal accidents occur in the fields, in the EU 500. And the numbers are underestimated. New-generation machines can reduce them significantly, but investment in training is also needed. Ergonomic systems also prevent other health damage: 60 per cent of agricultural workers have a chronic disabling disease.
EIMA Energy: biomass and ecological transition
A workshop on the H2020 project 'BRANCHES', which fosters good practices in this sector, was held as part of the International Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery in Bologna.
Renewable energy: enormous potential from agricultural biomass
Energy from agricultural, agro-industrial and forestry residues already covers 10% of the country's needs, but the share is set to double by 2050.
The whole CAP explained to farmers
At Eima International, Caa-Cia presented a brochure dedicated to the new Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2027, to be distributed to farms.
Minister Lollobrigida visiting EIMA International
"Full immersion" of the new Minister of Agriculture in the agricultural machinery exhibition taking place at the Bologna Exhibition Centre. Support for agriculture and the agro-mechanical industry in the government's plans. Meeting with the press in the setting of an exhibition that has already attracted 100 thousand visitors in its first two days and promises great attendance today and over the weekend.
Contractors of the Year, here are the winners
Eima International hosts the sixth edition of the award, organised by Edagricole's 'il Contoterzista' magazine in collaboration with the Confederazione Agromeccanici e Agricoltori Italiani (Cai Agromec).
Robots in the fields are no longer science fiction
In France, the USA and some Eastern European countries, they are already at work on farms. But in Italy, too, the demand for robots in agriculture is beginning to gain ground in order to increase and improve production, supplementing human labour while reducing environmental impact. The main stumbling block to dissemination still remains safety.
A new pact with agricultural colleges for skills development at Eima
At the agricultural machinery exhibition, an agreement for the development of skills for young entrepreneurs and workers in the sector was signed between the network of agricultural colleges, FederUnacoma (agricultural machinery manufacturers), Cia (Italian farmers' association), Agia (young agricultural entrepreneurs' association) and Agricoltura e vita (research and training body of Cia).
xFarm Technologies and PFN: a partnership in the name of digitisation
The highlights of the partnership between xFarm Technologies and the PFN consortium were presented at EIMA 2022, signed with the aim of equipping the machinery of manufacturers taking part in the initiative with a platform for tracking agricultural operations. The platform can also be used on vehicles that have not yet been digitised and on fleets with different brands, thus overcoming the obstacle of technological fragmentation.
Agriculture 4.0, growing steadily
The estimates of the Smart Agrifood Observatory presented at Eima International: agriculture 4.0 in Italy is worth 1.6 billion in turnover and covers 6% of cultivated agricultural land.
Minister Francesco Lollobrigida: Press conference tomorrow at EIMA in Bologna
The Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry, Francesco Lollobrigida, will visit tomorrow, 11 November, EIMA International, the world exhibition of agricultural machinery being held at the Bologna Exhibition Centre.
The Minister will hold a press conference at 12:30, in the conference hall set up in the Exhibition Centre's Quadriportico (Service Centre), with access from the Constituzione entrance. Journalists who have not yet been accredited at the EIMA press room may register online.
EIMA, the new automated animal welfare barns
New technologies for the automation of cattle feeding are good for the animals and allow the farm to cut down on waste, reduce workloads and diesel consumption. At Eima, the world exhibition of agricultural machinery, the focus is on automated cattle sheds that also improve production quality.
Water and agriculture, technologies to reduce water wastage at Eima
Drought and climate change bring the issue of water management in agriculture back to the forefront. From satellite data analysis to precision farming technologies, now ripe for large-scale application, here are all the techniques for increasing the water supply and limiting wastage.
Euway, a project to protect water resources
At Eima International, Agia/Cia presents a training course to transmit good irrigation practices to farmers. The issue of wastewater use.
Big debut for EIMA International
Inaugurated yesterday morning at the Bologna Exhibition Centre, the world exhibition of agricultural machinery immediately recorded a great visitor turnout. There were 37,400 visitors on the first day, and strong attendance is also recorded today. On show, the world's best production of machinery and equipment for all types of agriculture. The section dedicated to advanced digital systems and agricultural robots aroused particular interest.
Geopolitics, agriculture is a decisive variable
Food production is increasingly used by states to exert their influence in the international political arena. In this scenario, technology plays a decisive role in increasing production yields and ensuring food self-sufficiency. The topic is at the centre of analyst Dario Fabbri's speech at EIMA 2022
EIMA, digital marketing is gaining ground among agricultural machinery manufacturers
It is already widely used in the automotive sector, but now digital marketing is also conquering spaces in the world of agricultural machinery manufacturers and distributors, opening up new connections between manufacturers, sellers and farmers. This was discussed at the 45th edition of EIMA, the world exhibition of agricultural machinery currently taking place at BolognaFiere.
Eima International on the starting line
The 45th edition of the world exhibition dedicated to agricultural machinery starts today, with the opening ceremony scheduled at 10:00 in the halls of BolognaFiere. 1,500 manufacturers will be present, of which 480 from abroad, on a net exhibition area of about 130 thousand square metres
New registrations, market resilience in Italy
Figures processed by FederUnacoma on the basis of Ministry of Transport registrations show a total of 17,256 tractors in October, down 15.3% on 2021 but with a sales volume still above pre-Covid levels. Good sales levels also for combine harvesters and telehandlers.
Italian industry: growing turnover despite the economic situation
FederUnacoma's forecasts for the end of the year indicate a drop in the quantity produced (-6%), but an increase in the value of production (14.2 billion euros, amounting to +3.7% over 2021). The resilience of the domestic market and above all the good performance of exports (+10.4% in July) support the sector, which is nevertheless suffering from the crisis in production costs and the lower agriculturals incomes.
Agricultural machinery: high demand on the world market
Agricultural equipment sales have maintained good levels over the past two and a half years, characterised by the severe economic crises following the Covid pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine. In the nine months from January to September 2022, the market remained at higher volumes than before the 2020 pandemic, although between the end of this year and the first part of 2023 the sector is set to be affected by inflation and geopolitical uncertainty. Positive outlook for the coming years, in response to the growing demand for foodstuffs in terms of both quantity and quality.
EIMA International: an event in step with the times
The Covid emergency led to a crisis in the trade exhibition system and dictated new criteria for competitiveness. Industry analysts believe that in the coming years the role of specialised and business-oriented exhibition events will strengthen. The EIMA exhibition is rational, communicative and cost-effective - explains FederUnacoma General Manager Simona Rapastella - and therefore in line with the most current trends in the exhibition market.
EIMA 2022, a global event
From 9 to 13 November, the rendez-vous with EIMA International, the great exhibition of agricultural machinery, returns to Bologna. Internationalisation, richness of range, and innovation is the winning formula that has made the Bologna exhibition a reference point for all players in the agro-mechanical supply chain. EIMA 2022 is a "high intensity" event that has demonstrated its ability to involve a vast audience of operators.
EIMA 2022, a global hub for agricultural machinery
Exhibitors from 40 countries, visitors expected from 160 nations, official ICE delegations from 80 countries: these are the credentials of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery scheduled in Bologna from 9 to 13 November. An entire pavilion dedicated to business-to-business meetings, and a programme that includes "focus" days and informative events to encourage the meeting between demand and supply of technologies for every model of agriculture.
Plugfest 2022, the digital agriculture 'festival' in Bologna
The 2022 edition of Plugfest will be held in Bologna from 17 to 21 October. This one-of-a-kind event is organised by AEF to promote the compatibility of electronic and electrical systems between agricultural machinery of different brands. In order to correctly apply the techniques and methods of Agriculture 4.0, it is essential that mechanical equipment can communicate with a common code.
Agricultural machinery: the Italian market holds
The economic downturn is reflected in the market for agricultural machinery, which is declining for all types, yet sales volumes are still good. In the nine months from January to September, 15,800 tractors were sold, a lower number than the 18,500 of the same period in 2021, but still higher than the average of the last four years. Manufacturer President Alessandro Malavolti points out the difficulties of the current economic situation and hopes for a relaunch of the incentive system.
Technical Innovation Competition: the heart of EIMA 2022
The winning models of this year's edition were unveiled at a prestigious event at Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna. A total of 62 innovations were awarded (25 as "Technical Innovation" and 37 as "Mention"), which will be exhibited at the great agricultural machinery show from 9 to 13 November, in the Quadriportico in the centre of the exhibition centre.
EIMA 2022 a platform for Italian-Polish cooperation
After a record 2021, tractor sales in Poland fell by 15.2% in the first eight months of this year, but still remained at a very high level. Trade with Italy is growing. Poland is currently the seventh destination market for Made in Italy agricultural machinery, and the EIMA 2022 exhibition is an opportunity to strengthen this partnership.
EIMA International: the "focus" themes of the event
As the event draws nearer, the calendar of events and in-depth themed discussions taking place at the Bologna exhibition centre over the five days from 9 to 13 November is taking shape. The 45th edition of EIMA promises to be very rich in content: in addition to workshops, conventions and seminars on technical topics, the event features major political issues and scenario analyses.
Agricultural machinery for India: the success of EIMA Agrimach
Positive results for the seventh edition of the exhibition dedicated to innovative machinery and technologies for crops from the Subcontinent. Over 10,000 visitors over the three days of the exhibition, which has already set the next edition for December 2023
EIMA Agrimach, spotlights on made in Italy
15 Italian industries in the agro-mechanical sector are taking part, directly or through their local distributors, in the seventh edition of EIMA Agrimach, the international exhibition of agricultural machinery underway in Bangalore. FederUnacoma: important business opportunities on the Indian market for Italian agricultural machinery
Bangalore-Bologna, a direct line for Italian-Indian cooperation
The EIMA Agrimach and EIMA International exhibitions are the pivot of industrial and commercial cooperation between Italy and India in the agricultural mechanics sector. Presented in the setting of the Indian exhibition in Bangalore, the 45th edition of the Bologna-based international exhibition will be held from November 9 to 13. An official delegation of Indian businesspeople, promoted by the ICE Agency, is expected in Italy.
Tractors: sales 'boom' in India
The Asian giant will surpass one million registered units in 2021, establishing itself as by far the most active country in the agricultural machinery market. The figures - released during EIMA Agrimach India - describe a market that has more than doubled in the ten-year period 2009-2019, and today has a clear advantage over the - also very substantial - markets of China, the United States and Europe.
EIMA Agrimach: Indian agro-mechanics exhibition inaugurated
The decision to hold the new edition in the city of Bangalore marks a new direction for the event, which focuses on increasingly technological models of agriculture.
EIMA Agrimach India: seventh edition kicks off
The international exhibition of agricultural machinery, promoted by FICCI and FederUnacoma, opens tomorrow morning in Bangalore. Static exhibition and field trials for a three-day event that aims to strengthen Italian-Indian technical and commercial cooperation.
India market: the new edition of EIMA Agrimach
The seventh edition of the Indian exhibition dedicated to agricultural machinery and equipment takes place from 1 to 3 September. After six editions held in New Delhi, the event is moving to Bangalore to meet the growing demand for technologies for fruit and vegetable crops in the southern regions of the country. The participation of 15 Italian industries out of more than 100 at the exhibition is confirmed.
EIMA 2022: ticket office activation and new web services
Website increasingly central to the organisation, promotion and operation of the 45th edition of EIMA International, which will return to the Bologna exhibition centre next November. Online ticketing for visitors activated. Underway the new EIMA Meet service. Catalogue and interactive pavilion map soon to be published online.
Agricultural machinery, first half-year down but the sector is healthy
Between January and June, the agricultural machinery market recorded a downturn for all the main types of machinery, but confirmed sales volumes above the average of the last four years. FederUnacoma: lively demand, decline due to problems in the supply chain. Variables relating to raw materials and the geopolitical scenario are weighing on the rest of the year.
Food safety: Kenya focuses on agricultural mechanisation
The population of the African country has gone from 16 to 55 million in just 40 years, with a cultivable surface area of no more than 20% of the national territory. The acquisition of mechanical technologies to improve land productivity and make better use of the few available water resources is crucial. Italian-Kenyan cooperation in the sector is growing. Presentation of the 45th edition of EIMA International, the exhibition of agricultural machinery that offers the most suitable technologies for the country's needs.
Italian-Ugandan cooperation: meeting at EIMA International
The major exhibition of agricultural machinery, held in Bologna from November 9 to 13, will be attended by a delegation of Ugandan businessmen, interested in the most innovative technologies for increase the country’s productivity. The great variety of crops in Uganda and the different models of farm require the breadth of range that Italian industry can offer, within the framework of an increasingly solid technical and commercial cooperation.
EIMA 2022: the relaunch of cooperation between Ethiopia and Italy
Presented in Addis Ababa, the 45th edition of EIMA, the great exhibition of agricultural machinery promoted by the Federation of Italian Manufacturers. Important role played by the ICE Agency, which is organising the presence at the Bologna Exhibition of a delegation of Ethiopian trade operators. Agriculture is becoming increasingly strategic in the economy of African countries, which are expressing a demand for specific machinery for the crops and agricultural business models in the various countries.
The new FederUnacoma officers
The annual general meeting of FederUnacoma, held this afternoon in Varignana (Bologna), included among the items on the agenda the voting for the renewal of some federation bodies and for the assignment of positions for two new associations joining the Federation.
Conflict in Ukraine: the new order of agriculture
A debate on the effects that the military crisis is having on the geography of agricultural production and the machinery market was held in Bologna as part of the FederUnacoma Annual General Meeting. With a message from the Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli, a debate was opened that saw the participation of Carlo Cottarelli, Dario Fabbri, Paolo De Castro as well as the President of agricultural machinery manufacturers Alessandro Malavolti.
FederUnacoma: the EIMA site and the Federation's priorities
The novelties of EIMA International 2022 presented at the General Metting. More than 1,400 industries have already formalised their participation, and there are numerous initiatives to promote cutting-edge technologies, first and foremost digital and robotics. The overall balance of the structure's activities was outlined. The role of the associations - said General Manager Simona Rapastella - is to offer services to companies, but also to guide the political choices necessary for the development of the production sectors.
Agricultural machinery: the Italian market holding up well
Registration figures indicate a drop in the first five months of 2022, but still high sales volumes. Tractors are down 11% compared to the same period in 2021, but remain well above (+13%) the average of the last four years. Manufacturers' President Alessandro Malavolti speaks of a "technical downturn", due not to an actual drop in demand but to problems in the supply chain that have slowed down the pace of delivery of mechanical equipment.
Production up, but the 'cost' variable weighs heavily
The value of Italian production of machinery for agriculture, green care and related components will grow to EUR 13.7 billion in 2021. The made-in-Italy production is driven largely by foreign demand, which leads to a growth in our exports of 20.5% in 2021, and 9.7% in the first quarter of this year. Soaring production costs, however, risk slowing down current production rates and also affecting the list prices of machinery on the market.
EIMA 2022, stronger Italian-Serbian cooperation
The 2022 edition of the great agricultural machinery exhibition to be held in Bologna from 9 to 13 November was presented in Novi Sad. Over a thousand Serbian operators are expected at EIMA, while exports of Italian agricultural machinery to that country grew by 27% in 2021. Dissemination of information and technical assistance are the fundamental supports for a quality leap in mechanisation in the Balkan country.
EIMA International 2022: green and Mediterranean
The next edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery, which takes place in Bologna from 9 to 13 November, was presented in Foggia. Big event numbers and growing participation. The "Green" exhibition dedicated to machinery and equipment for gardening and landscaping was confirmed, and will also include a demo section. Conferences and seminars focusing on specialised crops and the agricultural economy of the Mediterranean area are in the pipeline.
Gardening machines: good market levels in 2022
Sales figures for gardening and landscaping machinery and equipment indicate a decline (-7.4%) in the first three months of the year after the record growth recorded in 2021. Variables related to weather trends and industrial raw material supplies may influence the market in the coming months, although forecasts for the end of the year indicate still high sales volumes.
High-tech drought-fighting systems
Held from 9 to 13 November at the Bologna Exhibition Centre, "EIMA Idrotech" is the exhibition specialising in technologies for water management in agriculture. Located within the great exhibition of agricultural mechanics, and already with 210 exhibiting industries, the show offers technological answers to the water emergency that is now affecting all Italian regions. In the first four months of this year - according to CNR data - the amount of rain has halved compared to the average of the last thirty years.
Agricultural machinery: partnership between Italy and UK strengthened
Demand for agricultural machinery in the UK remains dynamic in the first quarter of 2022, albeit with lower volumes than in the same period of 2021. Technical and commercial cooperation between the UK and Italy is strong and will be further enhanced at EIMA International in November in Bologna.
Tractor of the Year: rendez-vous at EIMA
The event that rewards the best tractor of the year is scheduled to take place at the Bologna agricultural machinery exhibition in November. Award ceremony on the first day of the exhibition and dynamic show of the finalist models in the large arena set up inside the exhibition centre.
Agricultural machinery, first quarter down but market remains strong
The first three months of the year show a decline in sales of agricultural machinery compared to the same period in 2021. The market contraction is organic compared to the record levels reached in the first quarter of last year. Incentives continue to support the market but geopolitical uncertainties may weigh on the coming months
Crisis in Ukraine, agricultural machinery must 'work as a system'
The fourth edition of the FederUnacoma Think Tank dedicated to the geopolitical emergency and the commodity crisis took place on 31 March in Bologna. The commodity crisis could last for years, so it is necessary for agro-mechanical companies to develop long-term strategies, while being reactive to sudden situational changes. Proposals were made by thematic study groups
EIMA 2022: global market and Mediterranean agriculture
The 45th edition of this major exhibition, scheduled in Bologna from 9 to 13 November, is a platform for innovation in agriculture. The spotlight will be on technologies for specialised and high added value crops typical of the Mediterranean area. The Agrilevante and Enoliexpo exhibitions are fully integrated with EIMA International.
Tractors: World market at a record pace
After posting strong growth in 2020, the tractor market will see further increases in all major countries in 2021. There are 318,000 new registrations in the USA, 180,000 in Europe and over 900,000 in India. Italian exports grew by 20%, and national production is estimated at 13.7 billion Euros. The forecasts for 2022 formulated at the beginning of the year are positive, but the Russian-Ukrainian military crisis is changing the scenario, and threatens to heavily influence the global economy.
Agricultural machinery: high demand, production at risk
During 2022, the Italian agricultural machinery market should maintain good levels, also due to the presence of incentives and financing. On the industrial front, however, the cost of raw materials and energy is likely to curb production and substantially increase machinery prices.
Green machinery: 14% market growth in 2021
All the main product types closed with a profit. Significant increases were recorded for trimmers (+21.6%), chainsaws (+15.1%) and lawn mowers (+12.9%). Sprayers, which are also used for sanitisation during the most critical moments of the pandemic emergency, went against the trend, down 33.8%. A total of 1,660,148 units were sold in 2021, including self-propelled machines, powered equipment and hand tools.
EIMA 2022, a global experience
The 45th edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery was presented in Verona. Very positive feedback in terms of bookings and demand for exhibition areas. Very intense promotional activity abroad and numerous innovations, from informative areas for the Digital sector to field tests of gardening machines. Innovation always in the foreground, with a pre-EIMA day entirely dedicated to the presentation and award ceremony of the Technical Innovation Contest.