SAMOTER, the international earthmoving and building machinery exhibition, has concluded its 29th edition in Verona, Italy. Unacea has attended the show with a pavilion for 22 of its members, and a networking lounge. During the first day of the exhibition, the Unacea lounge has hosted the Construction Equipment Day 2014. Enrico Santini, President, Unacea, while opening the event said,´The Italian industry of construction equipment has an annual turnover of -Ç2.5 billion, produces the whole range of products, and directly employs about 6,000 people, with related industries employing another 30,000.´
According to the data presented by Paul Howard, consultant at Off-Highway Research, the increase in sales of construction equipment in the Italian market should rise by 2 per cent at the end of the year, and reach 7 per cent in 2015.