Sector trends

Sector Overview

The Italian ceramic machinery manufacturing sector is made up of about 150 companies with a total of 6,000 employees and an annual turnover in excess of 2,000 million euro. As an industrial sector that exports its technological expertise worldwide, the Italian ceramic machinery industry has an unrivalled level of excellence and produces the most competitive plants that modern technology can offer.

The sector's steady international growth is built on a firm tradition of knowledge, a constant drive for innovation, ongoing applied research and an extensive presence in all world markets. It enjoys a world leadership position with an export share that has grown continuously and now exceeds two-thirds of its total annual turnover.

It is the largest and most important industrial sector of its kind anywhere in the world, as demonstrated by the operating results that it has achieved over the past few years.


24° Annual Statistical survey: main results

Here below the summary data for the 24th National Statistical Survey of the ceramic and heavy clay machinery and equipment sector (figures for 2015).

The next edition of the survey will be available in June 2017.

The complete study is reserved for member companies and industry professionals. Non members can purchase the study on MECS - Machinery Economic Studies

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