ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Machinery Manufacturers for the Textile Industry members’ assembly held on 27 June, 2017 and called Alessandro Zucchi to succeed Raffaella Carabelli as President of ACIMIT. Born in the province of Bergamo in 1958, Zucchi is married and a father of two children. He has garnered multi-year experiences in the textile machinery sector, and is currently Managing Director and a partner at Ferraro, a manufacturer specialising in finishing machinery.

In addition, he is a shareholder in another company in the sector, Burocco Valvole, of which he is Executive Vice President. Zucchi has long been active in the life of the association, lending his support to outgoing President Raffaella Carabelli over the past two years, as Vice President. Since 2015, he has been involved with ACIMIT’s delegation at Cematex, the Committee of European Textile Machinery Associations.

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector comprising around 300 manufacturers (employing close to 12,000 people) and producing machinery for an overall value of about 2.7 bn euros, with exports amounting to more than 85 per cent of total sales. Creativity, sustainable technology, reliability and quality are the characteristics which have made Italy a global leader in the manufacturing of textile machinery.