After the wide participation seen last year, the Intercompany Network Series organized by the CICC Mechanical Engineering Working Group (MEWG) continues in 2022 with a busy schedule of company visits, during which you will have the opportunity to learn more about different business case histories and perspectives of Italian companies based in China, thus discovering the key to their success.
The series will be inaugurated this year by Itema Weaving Machinery (China) Co., Ltd., a world leader in providing advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services.
The Company tour will take place on February 24th 2022 at Itema Weaving Machinery (China) Co., Ltd., (No. 2889/4-5 Shen Gang Road, Song Jiang District, Shanghai, 201612, P.R. China). The registration starts at 9:00 am.
Digitalization in the textile machinery sector, evolving scenarios at the service of the future textile are some of the topics that will be explored during the visit.
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The company visit is free of charge for CICC Members.
Limited seats available.
9:00 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:35 am
Welcome speech by Mr Lorenzo Maffioli, Managing Director at Itema Weaving Machinery (China) Co., Ltd.
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Itema Introduction by Mr Lorenzo Maffioli, Managing Director at Itema Weaving Machinery (China) Co., Ltd.
10:10 am - 10:45 am
"Digitalization in the Textile Machinery Sector, Evolving Scenarios at the Service of the Future Textile", Mr Livio Rodari, Business Development Manager, Santoni (Shanghai) Knitting Machinery
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Next Activities of the Mechanical Engineering Working Group (MEWG), Mr Carlo Nizia, MEWG Vice Coordinator
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Itema Factory Tour
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking & buffet
Know more about Itema
Itema is a leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services. The Company is the only manufacturer in the world to provide the top three weft insertion technologies: rapier, air jet and projectile, with an ample product portfolio and a commitment to continuous innovation and technological advancement of its weaving machines.
Itema is the sole shareholder of Lamiflex, leading producer of advanced composite products and owns majority stakes of Schoch, manufacturer of textile industry accessories.
Result of a process of M&A operations led by its ancestor company Somet, founded by Gianni Radici in 1967, today sixty per cent of Itema is held by Gianni Radici’s family heirs. The remaining shares belong to the Arizzi and Torri families. All families of entrepreneurs with origins in Val Seriana, northern of Bergamo, where the headquarter of Itema is still set.
With 1100 employees worldwide, three world-class production sites in Italy, one in Switzerland and one in China, Itema has a worldwide presence with commercial, after-sales and training centers in Italy, Switzerland, China, India, Japan, USA, Dubai and it is represented through agencies and promoters in 130 countries.
Itema Weaving Machinery (China), established in 2002, is the full mission branch of Itema in China, with 160 employees and 52 millions € turnover. It develops, produces, sells and provides after-sales services for the local made product range, which is sold to Chinese (80%) and Foreign (20%) weaving companies. It also acts as representative of Itema Italian and Swiss products in China for other 12 millions € business volume.
Since 1981, year of first export for Somet weaving machines from Italy to China, our mission has been the support to development and growth of China textile industry with our shuttle less and high performances weaving machines, our textile mastery and our commitment to sustainability in fabric production.
More information about Itema can be found on the website www.itemagroup.com
Know more about MEWG
The Mechanical Engineering Working Group represents the interest of all Italian companies in China working directly or indirectly in the sector on a national base.
▪ 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 (CICC), lobbying private and public institutions active in the Chinese market.
For more information about the MEWG please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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