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Print internationalisation plan moves forward

Uteco Group and Simec Group, both prominent companies in the print and converting industry, have joined the Italian Technology Centre (ITC) business network in Pune, India as a further step in their internationalisation plan.

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Aldo Peretti, Uteco Group president and Laura Della Torre, chief executive officer of Simec

The ITC offers its members financial and market analyses, targeted marketing action and event and exhibition organisation services. The centre, first established in 2013, enjoys the support of Acimga, (the Italian Manufacturers Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry) of which both firms are member companies.

As a result of the partnership, Acimga will provide an engineer to assist the two companies locally – joining the staff already working for the ITC.

With the printing and converting industry growing at a rate of 6.5% per year, India is an attractive market to move into. Being part of a network enables individual member companies to leverage internationalisation services whilst reducing costs and having a team of dedicated local staff.

Andrea Briganti, director of Acimga comments: “India is a very promising market for Italian printing and converting machinery. Italy is one of the five largest exporters to the country and there is still a significant growth margin.

India is a very promising market for Italian printing and converting machinery

“Italian machinery is generally renowned for employing top-notch technology. I should underline that going to India doesn’t mean delocalising, it means expanding the scope of ‘Made in Italy’ production – our member companies’ unique set of high-added-value expertise and skill, regardless of where they build the individual parts of their machinery.”

“To us this is not the finish line, it’s the starting blocks,” says Uteco Group president Aldo Peretti. “Our corporate policy covers two directions: increasing our penetration in developing markets and continuing to innovate to keep up top quality standards.

“India is a high-growth country in our industry; we have a number of business contacts out there, and the ITC will provide us with more tools to keep growing in that region,” Peretti concludes.

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