GIMAV at Glass South America 2018

GIMAV companies will be at Glass South America

From 9-12 May 2018, Italy’s state-of-the-art flat and hollow glass processing machinery will be on display in São Paulo at Glass South America.

The 13th edition of Glass South America, Latin American’s leading biennial trade show for the world of glass, will take place at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil 9-12 May 2018, hosting the best the international glass processing design and technology industry has to offer.
Representing Italian glass industry excellence, the delegation led by GIMAV, in partnership with ITA (Italian Trade Agency), validates Italy’s dynamic, high-level participation in this overseas trade show. As for the previous edition in 2016, 15 GIMAV-member companies, occupying more than 400 sq.m. of exhibit space in the Italy Pavilion, will display the industry’s top technologies for the primarily North and South American visitors.
“For Italy’s Flat Glass and Hollow Glass sectors, South America and, especially Brazil, are strategic markets in which we have long been invested, despite the volatile economic and political situations that have troubled the area in recent years. Our perceptive business leaders were able to see beyond the difficulties and now, the loosening of the recession and Brazil’s albeit moderate economic recovery translate to encouraging margins, also thanks to the introduction of structural reforms that pave the way for future optimism.”
Laura Biason, director of GIMAV, confirms what the Association’s Study Center has recorded over the last 12 months. “In terms of turnover – emphasizes Biason – South America is clearly in recovery, with more than 22% growth compared to 2015 and a 7.5% share of the total”.
Regarding exports, Brazil is currently positioned in 12th place in the ranking of the 15 top destination countries for Italian glass processing machinery, systems and products, bringing its overall share to more than 2.4%. If, however, for Flat Glass there is still a slight drop compared to previous surveys, with a share of turnover of -2.9% compared to 2015, Hollow Glass finds itself in a more encouraging upswing that sees Brazil powering its way into the ranking of the primary destination countries, climbing from 29th to 13th place in just one year, with a 2.13% share of total Italian Hollow glass exports.
The interactive map of all GIMAV members participating in Glass South America 2018 can be found at

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