A few days after the conclusion of EIMA, the most important agricultural machinery fair in Italy, we can already collect the most significant data and information to bring back to the attention of customers and others. Some of you belong to this sector that is increasingly looming as one of the most powerful and strategic of today’s Italian economy. We at Righetti, as producers of supplies that flow into the same market, we are well aware of it and we decided to bring you an abstract of what emerged at the fair.

Preliminary data on the event:

  • 317 thousand visitors. An increase of 11% compared to the last edition – 2016.
  • over 50 thousand foreign operators from 150 countries. Increase of 15% compared to 2016

General statements:

Alessandro Malavolti, President of FederUnacoma: “(…) a sector that is surprising for its technological level and which is entering the collective imagination as a symbol of progress and civilization”. “These machines are increasingly powerful and at the same time increasingly refined and sensitive to the environment and safety, and attract a crowd of young people, never as numerous as in this edition.”

Positive news

The gardening machines’ market confirms itself as a growing market in 2018. Data on sales of machinery for the maintenance of green spaces in the first nine months – informed by the association of manufacturers Comagarden at the EIMA Green Show – indicate growth for the lawn mowers of the 5,6%, for trimmers 9.5%, for blowers / vacuums + 4.7%, for trimmers + 10.2%, for small tractors + 3.7%. In total, the market for gardening machinery and equipment grew by 4.1% in the period January-September. This positive trend should also be confirmed at the end of the year

Mandatory reviews

In the area dedicated to the procedures for the review of tractors and their maintenance, practical demonstrations were held of how older machines will be able to pass the obligatory checks on agricultural vehicles imposed by the implementing decrees. The auditing activities will start in the next few years from the oldest machines, on average 30 or 40 years, in Italy. This is also in response to the 200 Italian workers dead due to tractor overturning. The provision will certainly impose a partial renewal of the existing machine park.

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