The 2018 IMTS hosted the most exhibitors of all times (2,563) and the largest amount of entries (129,415) in an area of 1,424,232 square feet of space, not counting the occupied exhibition areas, of the McCormick Place. IMTS is held every two years in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.

The demand of machine tools in 2017 grew by 6.2%, equivalent to 67 million euros and has brought Italian constructors to keep a close eye on the American market, being that they are the fourth top suppliers of production systems to the US.

“The goal for Italian constructors is to consolidate their role on US grounds, as well as in Mexico and in South American countries, particularly in Brasil where Italian sales have definitely increased in 2017. For this reason, the IMTS fair has resulted as being the ideal place to be seen, as the previous year’s data confirms participation increase”, as stated by Carboniero, president of the UCIMU.

To face new challenges in seeking new products or new applications in unexplored sectors is Elettrotec‘s mission and has brought these values outside of Italian borders.


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