Incentivare il potenziale innovativo delle imprese green "made in Italy" e darne visibilità anche verso gli investitori e i mercati internazionali. Questo l'obiettivo dell'Italian Council for Eco Innovation, l'Osservatorio Innovazione e Tecnologia per la Green Economy, frutto di un partenariato tra il Ministero dell'Ambiente e la Fondazione per lo...

The temporary export manager project announced last month by the Ministry of Economic Development Federica Guidi is ready to take off. By mid-April, a public recruitment will be launched with the objective of bringing foreign market experts to work at 2,500 Italian companies.   This project is part of the extraordinary plan to re-laun...

Italian design brand Arper has opened a New Yorkshowroom, following in the footsteps of other European brands setting up shop in the US. Arper – founded in 1989 in Italy – debuted its Manhattan store on 19 November in Soho, at 476 Broadway, near showrooms for Luceplan, Foscarini, Ingo Maurer and other leading design brands.   Encompassi...

Record storico per il valore delle esportazioni di prodotti agroalimentari italiani che nel 2016 ha raggiunto il massimo di sempre, arrivando a quota 38 miliardi di euro, grazie a una crescita del 3 per cento. È quanto emerge da una proiezione della Coldiretti sulla base delle dei dati Istat relativi al commercio estero nei primi nove mesi del 2016...

by Curtis Cord   A trade group of American olive oil importers blasted the New York Times for what it called a "defamatory and inaccurate" piece on olive oil adulteration in Italy. And Extra Virginity author Tom Mueller said he was "dismayed" that he was cited as the source of the article. In a letter to the New York Times Public Editor, Er...

by Luca Orlando   In 2014, the total consumption of ceramic tiles in the US showed a 0.5% increase to 231.4 million square meters, after the previous year's 12.9% leap. "In terms of value, having reached $3 billion in turnover gives ceramics a central role in the US flooring market,"explains Confindustria Ceramica president, Vittorio Bo...

Il gruppo Usa Mohawk Industries ha annunciato di aver raggiunto un accordo per l'acquisizione del Gruppo Marazzi, il leader mondiale nel design, produzione e commercializzazione di piastrelle di ceramica con una presenza crescente negli articoli sanitari. Il gruppo modenese e' un simbolo del ''made in Italy'' ed e' presente in numerosi paesi dell'U...

Italy's E.M.A.R.C. SpA headquarted in Piemonte, Italy recently announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with its US partner, Vari-Form. The new agreement increases manufacturing footprints for E.M.A.R.C. in North America and Vari-Form in Europe. Going forward, both companies will offer locally-available advanced technologies - hydroformin...

Bonfiglioli, USA, announced earlier this week that it will expanding its Hebron, KY operations in Q4 2014. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A. based in Bologna, Italy, manufactures power transmission for mobile and self-propelled machines.   The expansion will include the progressive addition of n...

The textile district of Prato recorded an increase in exports of 10% in the third quarter of 2014. Yarns (despite a slowdown) and textiles are still the two main engines of growth.   "Those who export and are readier to innovate are doing well," explained Andrea Cavicchi, the president of Prato's Confindustria, the association of local busin...