According to Unacea, the Italian construction machinery association, 10,984 machines have been sold in the Italian market in 2016, 26 per cent more compared to the previous year. Figures consist of 10,517 earthmoving machines (+25 per cent) and 467 road equipment (+44 per cent).
“The growth of the market is stabilising quarter after quarter, and this demonstrates that Italy remains a strategic country for our industry, both production and market-wise,” said Paolo Venturi, President, Unacea. “Despite we are still far from the pre-crisis market’s level, effort is needed to consolidate the recovery and boost the entire sector,” he added.
From this point of view, Unacea, which is active on several advocacy campaigns to positively influence the market’s dynamics, is organising a networking lounge at Samoter, the international earthmoving and building machinery exhibition, scheduled in Verona from 22 to 25 February. The Lounge will provide a dedicated area to the business meetings and encounters, and it will be right place to discuss new challenges and opportunities for the sector.