Ucima set to continue its trade fair participation in June

A total of 36 Italian companies are ready to take part in Expo Pack Mexico and Senepack Expo

As part of its efforts to promote the excellence of the Italian packaging industry, Ucima will be continuing its world tour in June with a collective presence at four major industry events, starting off with South America and Africa.

From 4 to 7 June, the Italian packaging machinery and technology manufacturers’ association will be present at Expo Pack Mexico with a country pavilion organised in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency ITA. A total of 23 Italian companies will be participating in the show held in Mexico City: A DUE di Squeri Donato, Agriflex, Cavanna, Axtra, Dm Packaging Group, Ecopack, FICIT, Gorreri, Imeta, Linepack, Omas Tecnosistemi, Pigo, PND Costruzioni Elettromeccaniche, Prismatech, Raytec Vision, Ricciarelli, S.T.V. di Salati Giovanni, Seven, SIAD Macchine Impianti, Technowrapp, Tecnovap, Teicom Sistemi and Tropical Food Machinery.

The Mexican packaging machinery market generated a total sales value of €991.2 million in 2023, an increase of 20.7% over the previous year. The market is dominated by imports from the US, Italy and Germany, which collectively hold a 71% market share. Italy is the second largest supplier country with an export value of €257.7 million (up 21.2% compared to 2022), while Mexico is the third largest destination country for Italian exports. As the most comprehensive packaging and processing exhibition in Latin America, Expo Pack Mexico offers a strategic opportunity for Italian companies to consolidate and expand their presence in this fast-growing market.

The second stop on Ucima’s international tour will be Senepack Expo in Dakar, Senegal from 6 to 8 June, where it is organising a collective of 13 Italian companies: ACE, Besser Vacuum, Fruit Control Equipments, KBB Italia, Mas Pack Packaging, Pozzi Massimo, Sacmi Beverage, Sapack, Sipa, Simex, Simplast, SMI and Sud Capsule.

While Senegal saw an overall decline in total packaging machinery imports in 2023 (from €34.8 million in 2022 to just over €29 million in 2023), the country remains a market of interest. Despite a significant decline in export share (-52.2 %), Italy still holds an important position among the main supplier countries alongside China and Germany, with €6 million of exports in 2023. Thailand and Brazil will be the next stops on Ucima’s world tour.