UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems Manufacturers' Association, announces the proclamation of Massimo Carboniero as the new President.
The Members' Meeting, gathered in private session, elected him to lead the Association for the two-year period 2016-2017. Appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE in 2004, he has been Vice-President from September 2008 to June 2016, until today's election.
General Manager and co-owner of OMERA a company with head office in Chiuppano (Vicenza), leader in the manufacturing sector of metal forming machine tools, Massimo Carboniero has been active in the world of associations for a long time, not only within UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE.
In particular, he is currently President of the Mechanics, Metallurgy and Electronics Department of Confindustria Vicenza; he is also a member of the General Council of National CONFINDUSTRIA and of the National Executive Committee of FEDERMECCANICA. Moreover, he is a member of the Italian delegation of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries.
Besides his main task at OMERA, historical company in the sector of machine tools manufacturing, established by his father, Flavio, Massimo Carboniero is also Managing Director of FAIB, a company located in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza), specialized in hot and cold die manufacturing for the automotive sector. Board Member of TIMAC, a company based in Schio (Vicenza), producing circle cutting shears, special machine tools and automation systems; he is also Board Member and co-owner of OMERA - MAWE, a German company manufacturing trimming and special beading machines, based in Herborn.
Massimo Carboniero enthusiastically accepted the appointment as President of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, "an association to which my father and I have always been strongly linked."
“A member company since 1969, OMERA is among the historical enterprises of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE. The knowledge of its structure, the relationships with colleagues and the regular contacts - stated the new President - will really help me in carrying out the activity following in my predecessors' wake and working for the achievement of the expectations of our category."
"In particular, we will work in order to obtain a confirmation for 2017 of the provision of Super Depreciation, - which has already been in force since last October - as it happened in France, so that it can become a semi-structural provision, conceived to support the recovery of the Italian market, until its stabilisation."
"The average age of the total machinery, installed in the Italian factories and resulted to be almost 13 years, has never been so high before this last survey conducted by UCIMU at the end of 2014; the "low" automation/integration of industrial plants, accounting only for 30% of the total - stressed Massimo Carboniero - are worrying signs: the risk is a loss in the competitiveness of the "Made in Italy" manufacturing industry, in a period when everybody is reasoning on how to make production systems and factories more efficient, more computerized and safer."
"For this reason, we will keep on asking the Government authorities to introduce a system of incentives for the upgrading of the machinery installed in Italy, so that machines and factories can meet the new requirements of productivity, digitalisation, energy saving and compliance with the EU regulations concerning safety at the workplace."
"As usual - went on Massimo Carboniero - UCIMU will work to point out needs and proposals of the sector to the Government authorities and to contribute, also on the basis of the same institutions' demands, to concretely direct the proposals of industrial policy concerning the whole manufacturing industry. In this connection, I think that the next test bench will be the discussion regarding INDUSTRY 4.0, an issue in which the Minister for the Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, is also involved. Indeed, this discussion perfectly matches with the necessity of upgrading the production machines and with the introduction of state-of-the art production systems in the factories. And UCIMU is ready to play its role."