07 Research and teaching, trade literature, trade associations and organisations
07.03 Trade associations/Organisations
Established in 1980, GIMAV – the Association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing – is known today as a guiding force for the entire glass processing industry in Italy and abroad.
Its underlying goals include safeguarding the best interests of the industry, fostering the growth and expansion of its business culture, and carrying out activities that boost and support promotion of Italian processed glass products around the globe.
Gimav’s initial founding members have been joined by some of the industry’s giants, but it is the small and medium-sized businesses that represent its true “face” and have made a lasting impact on the industry.
Gimav plays a unique role in relation to all private and public institutions and stakeholder. The sales volume of GIMAV member Companies accounts for approx. 70% of the industry total turnover.
Recognizing the importance of each member nurtures mutual respect and gives everyone the opportunity to partecipate in and contribute to the Association’s strategical and management decisions – a philosophy that has forged a cohesive group capable of exercising strong international influence and is known and respected in many countries around the world.