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EIMA International: the crossroads of agricultural mechanization

Some 1,800 manufacturing industries are arriving in Bologna for the 2014 edition of EIMA International, the exposition of technologies for agriculture and groundskeeping. More than 200,000 businesspeople from 140 countries are expected to attend. Other than the traditional fourteen sectors of specialization, the event will feature four theme salons for ensuring an array of technical solutions adapted for all types of agriculture in all parts of the world

by the editorial staff
May - June 2014 | Back

Six months ahead of the opening of EIMA International in Bologna for a run from 12 to 16 November the 2014 edition of the exposition organized by FederUnacoma has already set a new record for the exhibition area allocated and the numbers of manufacturers and official foreign delegations arriving. As of today, requests for exhibition space has exceeded the 150,000 m² net assigned out of a total of 300,000 m² to point to a 10% increase in the area finally taken over. Compared to the 2012 event, which brought together 1,750 exhibiting companies, the upcoming edition will draw 350 manufacturers for their first appearance in Bologna for representation certain to confirm the exposition as an agricultural mechanization review which cannot be missed. Thanks to the arrival of some 30,000 models of machinery and equipment and a system of services planned to assist businesspeople in attendance for their meetings, EIMA International is set to meet all the needs of the vast public of professionals, 20% of them from 140 countries around the world, to bring the total of visitors to more than 200,000 expected, compared to 198,000 on record for the 2012 edition. Moreover, about fifty official foreign delegations will be taking part to further enliven the business-to-business meetings set up by the exhibiting industries. Enhancing the professional scale of the review is the rigorous format for dividing merchandise into fourteen separate categories, plus four specialized salons: EIMA Green covering gardening and groundskeeping; EIMA Components on components, spare parts and accessories; EIMA M.i.A. focused on multi-functional agriculture and the rural environment; EIMA Energy on technologies dedicated to bioenergy production chains. Massimo Goldoni, the president of the Italian Federation of Agricultural Machinery manufacturers, FederUnacoma, commented, “The agricultural mechanization market is growing at the world level due to increasing demand in the new economic giants of India, China and Brazil and the emerging countries of the Far East, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. ”He went on to describe EIMA International as the “global crossroads” for the countries manufacturing machinery and technologies for agriculture and grounds and for countries acquiring mechanization to meet various requirements according to their various climatic, economic and social conditions, “machinery and equipment,” he went to to say, “with the finest technologies for all models of development to be found in the Bologna trade fair pavilions.”


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