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Italian Garage Equipment Manufacturers Association

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Sector profile

AICA, the Italian Garage Equipment Manufacturers Association, was founded on 9 July 1976 to represent industry professionals engaged in design, production and sales of plants, machinery and equipment for servicing, maintenance and repair of means of transportation.


This extremely export-oriented sector has earned a worldwide leadership position thanks to its innovative products and the entrepreneurial abilities of many Italian SMEs, which, in some cases, have reached multinational status. The segment which manufactures machines for vehicle servicing is a niche and is a solid example of the excellence achieved by the national industry, its creativity, innovation, dynamism and production capacity, and serves as a prime example of the most advanced technology in the auto repair industry.


According to association estimates, in 2014 the sector exported products totaling 2,128 million Euros and the share designated for export represented 75% of the total turnover.

 

Garage Equipment Manufacturers

 

2013

2014

% Diff. 2014 over 2013

Total turnover

Mln/Euros

2.552

2.828

10,8

Employees

No.

15.435

15.481

0,3

Turnover - Italy

Mln/Euros

689

700

1,6

Turnover - Export

Mln/Euros

1.863

2.128

14,2

Export share

%

73

75

2

 

AICA estimates

 

The main foreign markets for Italian garage equipment are located in Europe, which absorbed 65% of
exports, followed by Asia’s markets with 16% America with 14%, and the other markets with 5%.

 

2014 EXPORT DESTINATIONS

 

 

AICA estimates

 

In addition to foreign markets, the domestic market continues to have a prominent role, and in 2014 absorbed 700 million Euros.


The sector managed to obtain in 2014 a total turnover (sales on the domestic and export market) of 2,828 million Euros. This turnover was achieved with a total number of employees estimated at 15,481. The sector's production is concentrated prevalently in the regions of Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Lombardy and Tuscany, which account for about 80% of the national total.


The association acts as a guide and link for its 92 member companies. Although these companies account for a third of the total number of producers in this industry, they represent over 80% of the total turnover and the total employees in the sector. The mission of AICA is to voice the demands of members by reconciling the different characteristics existing within a highly diversified industry made up of both companies with specialized small-scale capabilities and larger groups that have opened up sales and production branches in the countries of highest strategic interest.

 

To stay current with regulation and market specificities of the different production segments, the association divides its focus into twelve product groups: