CICC MEWG Intercompany Network at Marposs

19 十一月 2021

After the success of the company visits to Wuerth and Danieli, yesterday it was the turn of Marposs (Nanjing), which hosted the third company visit of the MEWG Intercompany Network, gathering almost 30 entrepreneurs.

The Intercompany Network is the series conceived by the Mechanical Engineering Working Group of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) which brings together many Italian and foreign companies operating in the manufacturing sector.

Among the participants were Ms Alessandra Palumbo, Commercial Consul of the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, Mr Paolo Bazzoni, CICC Chairman (connected via video conferencing), Ms Cinzia Sarli, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency in Shanghai, Mr Ermanno Vitali, CICC Board Member based in Nanjing, Mr Lorenzo Riccardi, CICC Treasurer, Mr Carlo Nizia, MEWG Vice-Coordinator and Risk Management at UFI FILTERS, Mr Fabrizio Giambra, President of Marposs Nanjing Automation Co., LTD., and Mr Riccardo Budriesi, President of Marposs China.

CICC Chairman Bazzoni thanked Marposs and all the member companies present, providing an update on the strategic guidelines of the CICC. As he recalled, the mechanical sector is among the most important and representative of the membership base, since it brings together over 150 companies who represent Italian technological excellence in China. The Chamber, which today has reached almost 800 members and friends, continues to have as a priority the active support of our companies in the territories also through its Working Groups.

Mr Riccardo Budriesi, President of Marposs China Sales Company, and Mr Fabrizio Giambra, President of Marposs Nanjing Automation Company, gave a warm welcome to CICC members' visit at Marposs NJ Plant. They addressed that: “As a worldwide leader in measurement, inspection, testing and process monitoring solutions, Marposs designs and manufactures a wide range of products and applications. Marposs is a primary supplier in automotive and mechanical precision components manufacturers, machine tool makers, battery, energy and electrical vehicles producers, aerospace, biomedical and consumer electronics. Through the plant tour, our guests have the chance to learn about Marposs in NJ,  Hi-Tech Enterprise & Technology Center, able to combine in the same manufacturing site a wide range of our products, from a measuring cell up to complete measuring machines and assembly lines.  This company visit is a great way to present Marposs and reinforce the intercompany networking.” They appreciated a lot the organization from CICC and hoped all the visitors enjoy this special event to keep tight connections to each other. 

The aim of the MEWG meetings is to foster closer relationships among CICC members and to address topics of common interest that can help companies develop more business or solve problems of various kinds. Among the topics covered, for example, are the discussion on the newly published tax incentives and the survey that the CICC Suzhou Chapter and the MEWG conducted respectively on energy and business sentiment.

Italian companies are heavily affected by the recent restrictions on power cuts and coerced production shutdowns often with a very short notice and lack of clear information – underlined Mr Vitali showing some data about the CICC Survey on Restriction for Power Consumption. 83% of respondents faced the problem of electricity cuts, and 70% have been contacted by local authorities for this issue. The majority of our companies suffered the suspension, reduction of electricity at least 2 days a week, from 8 to 24 hours, with very short notice: most of the respondents were notified by message within hours of the suspension of electricity.

The economic impact on company revenues is not yet really decipherable and it is not very predictable, but it is certainly significant. Numerous businesses, both large and small, are suffering across China, especially in Jiangsu Province.

In illustrating the results of the MEWG business sentiment survey, Mr Nizia pointed out the optimism and concerns of Italian manufacturing companies in China. 48% of our companies increased substantially (>20%) their revenue in China in 2021, compared to 2020, for more than 21% remained the same. The main concerns for 2022 are the supply chain, the procurement of raw materials, Logistics and Human Resources. 

Another important hot topic for the manufacturing industry was addressed by Ms Giada Piccinini, Head of Shanghai Office and Senior Tax Advisor at GWA. She conducted an important discussion regarding the “Tax Relief Measures for Manufacturing Enterprises”. China’s tax burden is one of the key issues taken into account by companies operating in China. She analyzed and talked about tax relief measures applicable for different type of manufacturing companies and practical suggestions for optimizing their financial position.

The company visit, during which the success of Marposs in China since 1986 was shared, helped our members to find new motivations and sources of inspiration.

The CICC would like to express our special thanks to all the participants and Marposs Nanjing for offering us this important company tour.

About Marposs (Nanjing)

The company was established in Bologna in 1952 and it is currently led by Stefano Possati, the President. Marposs supplies precision gauging, testing and process monitoring equipments to industries worldwide: from traditional sectors such as automotive and mechanical processing, to emerging market sectors such as aerospace, electro mobility and consumer electronics with an export share >90% of its production.

For about 20 years, Marposs began a program of acquisitions of solid, well-structured companies, each able to supply a top quality product in its field. Marposs has thus become a world leader in quality and process control by offering its customers a combination of advanced products, market knowledge and commitment to long term global partnerships.

Building on these foundations, Marposs has created an international organization with approx. 3500 direct employees, which is able to deliver application and service support virtually anywhere in the world.

Marposs is present in Asia Market, since 1970s. Marposs started to build a trading company since 1986 named MG Asia Ltd. based in Hong Kong. After 20 years’ development, Marposs established his own company in Shanghai, China in 2006. After two years, in 2008, Marposs Nanjing was totally invested by Italian Marposs Group, which is aim to manufacture the same quality products with Italian Marposs Group and serve the Chinese market directly.

Nowadays China is Marposs first market for direct sales, accounting around 20% of Revenues; main destination markets are automotive, especially New Energy Vehicles, Mechanical Precision Components, Consuming Goods, Semiconductors, White Goods, Electrical Motors, Aerospace and Medical. We have widely spread sales and after sales organization overwhelm China market. Marposs Nanjing is capable to engineer and produce latest Marposs technologies to serve Chinese and International customers within the territory and around the world.

For more information about Marposs Marposs (Nanjing) Automation Co., Ltd., please visit the following website link:

Know more about MEWG

The CICC MEWG represents the interest of all Italian companies in China working directly or indirectly in the sector on a national base.

MEWG Objectives
▪ Coordinate and promote all Italian members’ needs which are active in many different industries of the Chinese mechanical engineering sector (machinery, automotive, component manufacturers, mechanical engineering …);
▪ Promote and raise awareness on the size and the importance of the Italian technology in the sector to all institutions in China and Italy that are our natural counterparts, in order to develop business opportunities;
▪ Coordinate and promote activities and events that boost the visibility and the image of “Technology Made in Italy”;
▪ Inform all members on the topic Made in China 2025, particularly with regard to risks and opportunities for Italian businesses;
▪ Become a reference for all mechanical engineering companies within the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, lobbying private and public institutions active in the Chinese market.

The MEWG will continue holding the Intercompany Network Series in order to offer all of you a precious chance of business cases learning. 

The fourth session will take place on December 14th 2021 at Comau (Shanghai) Engineering Co. Ltd. in Shanghai (No. 1353, Jiugan Road, Sijing Industrial Park, Songjiang District, Shanghai / 上海市松江泗泾工业园九干路1353号).

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