Operating machines, a strong point of EIMA International
Among the major agricultural machinery exhibitions, EIMA International is the one that offers the widest choice of operating machines and equipment. These vehicles for working the soil, treating crops, harvesting and transporting produce, irrigation and livestock farming - located in the exhibition in sectors II, IV, V, VI, VII, X and XI - are here in a wide range of models to meet all working requirements.
The 44th edition of EIMA - explains FederUnacoma, the federation of manufacturers organising the exhibition - takes place at a particularly dynamic time for the Italian industry in this sector, which is recording increases in sales both in Italy and abroad. The "Barometer" survey carried out by FederUnacoma shows that in the first six months of the year, 83% of companies in the agricultural machinery sector recorded an increase in turnover compared to the previous year, against a modest 6% of companies that recorded a drop in turnover. Among the profitable companies, a very high percentage (54%) recorded increases of more than 20%.
The positive trend is expected to continue in the second half of the year, albeit at less pronounced levels: the Barometer shows that 67% of manufacturing companies expect an increase in turnover, and 27% a stable trend. This data leads to predict a clearly positive closing balance for 2021. “Our sector is extremely varied and made up of hundreds of small and medium-sized companies, each highly specialised in its own field”, explains Lorenzo Selvatici, President of Assomao, the Association that represents the agricultural machinery manufacturing industries within FederUnacoma. “EIMA is the exhibition that, more than any other in the world, gives all these companies the necessary visibility and offers them a great business opportunity during the exhibition period. On the other hand, it offers visitors a uniquely comprehensive visit for those interested in implements for specialised agriculture".
Replacing the operating machines and equipment currently in use on farms with new-generation vehicles is a necessary process, because economic sustainability and environmental compatibility of operations have become a fundamental element in farming. The machines on show at EIMA International feature electronic control systems, monitoring sensors, ISOBUS technologies capable of optimising the relationship between the tractor and the mounted or towed equipment, all technologies capable of making the use of machines increasingly perfected and environmentally friendly.
“The market is in great turmoil,” concludes Lorenzo Selvatici, “and our companies are increasingly adopting sensors and electronic devices to make machine work better, consuming less fuel and optimising all aspects of even the simplest equipment use in the field. Now all that's left to do is wait until we finally meet again in person, safely, at the exhibition in Bologna".