Mecpe event: we make space to youth, and technology process innovation

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The next appointment will take place at Fiere di Parma, from the 26th to the 28th March 2015.

The companies of the mechanics and sub-supply world look faithfully at the end of 2014 and at the future of the division. According to the yearly survey made by Senaf, 2014 began for the 58.8% of the companies with an orders portfolio considered “adequate” to the own levels of financial sustainability (against a 35.8% that considers it insufficient). Looking at the expectations for the end of the year from the turnover point of view, the 46.2% of the companies thinks to close with an increase, the 46.1% with stability and only the 7.7 with a decrease. Same trend also for the employment: during next months, the 80.1% states that wants to keep stable the number of operators, against a 16.3% that foresees increases and only a 3.5% that envisions decreases. There is no doubt also about the future of the market where the single companies operate: for the triennium 2014-2016 only the 13.6% expects a market contraction, against a 46% that is convinced of its development and a 40.5% that believes that there will not be great changes compared to the present trend.

The confidence in the own performances and in the ones of the market is translated, almost for all the companies, into an investment in research and development: the 61.9% states to invest up to the 15% of its own turnover, whereas the 16.5% more than the 16%. In order to help the companies and the division to orient among the best available solutions, MECSPE will come back in 2015 (Fiere di Parma -Parma Fairground-, from the 26th to the 28th March) with its 8 trade shows, that will suggest machines and technologies, in which the companies can invest, and with its Demonstrative Units that will show live production processes, thanks to working machineries. The 2015 edition will also develop many initiatives addressed to automation and logistics, elements that (if optimized) contribute to reduce wastes and mistakes, making companies more productive and competitive.

Coming back to MECSPE survey, it is possible to see how workers’ training is an essential asset for the companies of the division: the 87.3% foresees investments in this. In particular the 31.8% foresees up to 10 hours update course, the 24.5% between 11 and 20 hours, the 20% between 21 and 30 and the 10.9% more than 31. Also during next months, in spite of the financial situation that obliges to cautious investments, the budget for update courses for the operators of the planning and production area will not be reduced (this is what the 69.1% states) and someone (19.1%) thinks about its increase.

During the three days of the exhibition the students of the 4th and 5th year of the Salesian Institutes have the chance to participate in a training internship, welcoming and going along a guided path with the many technical institutes that every year organize a training visit at the trade show. Moreover, taking part in the training and updating workshops about specific subjects (e.g. last generation mechanical simulation software, innovative materials, machining on non-conventional materials) and participating in the practical demonstrations, they have a unique chance to attend all the phases of the production process of a manufactured product, starting from its concept up to its realization. Topics that is possible to live only in the factory reality.
For further information about the exhibition, please contact maruska.sabato@senaf.it, phone: 02 332039470

Mecspe’s 8 trade shows
Macchine & Utensili – machine tools, tools and equipment; Eurostampi – the world of mould and moulding; Plastix Expo – the world of plastic materials machining; Subfornitura – the biggest Italian exhibition for the manufacture on behalf of a third party; Motek Italy – automation, robotics and power transmissions; Control Italy – metrology and quality; Logistica – systems for logistics management, machines and equipment; Trattamenti & Finiture – surfaces treatments and finishing processes.

The numbers of 2014 edition
31.625 visitors, 1.087 exhibitors, 16 Demonstrative Units, 15 Theme Districts, 7 trade shows, 9 Excellence Squares, 13 conferences and more than 90 mini-conferences organized by companies, universities and research institutes.