WE THINK AS YOUR MANAGEMENT AND ACT ITALIAN
Italy is Europe’s third largest economy and the eighth biggest worldwide. It has a mature, rich internal market of more than 60 million inhabitants. Italy is characterised by a strong manufacturing industry, with a turnover of €900 billion via four million supply companies, all of which are highly specialised in particular industrial sectors including mechanical engineering, machining and robotics.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON A LARGE INTERNAL MARKET
This manufacturing sector is supported by a highly developed research industry. Italy boasts numerous leading centres and research institutes of international interest, in which sectors such as biotechnology, food processing, medical equipment, aerospace and water management provide a significant contribution to the Italian economy while supporting a global export business. The large internal market and the highly developed supply industry make many products available. But the investment capacity in innovative technology remains limited, meaning there is room for external expertise.
ONE COUNTRY – 20 APPROACHES
Due to its particular history, Italy has a strong regional feel. This is reflected, for instance, in local regulations as well as in a relationship-based business culture: an importer from the north may not be accepted in the south, for example. As a result, distribution is organised around regional agents in many sectors. This requires specific networks and knowledge plus a unique approach.
LOCAL PRESENCE AS AN OPPORTUNITY
Experience has taught us that, within this business culture, it is essential for foreign suppliers to manage the market internally as far as possible. As your local partner, we take on this important task, and work closely with your management team, from managing and maintaining the distribution and relationship network to monitoring competitors’ movements to identify and tap into new strategic opportunities.
TECHNOLOGY AS A CONNECTING FACTOR
As Proaxxes, we have chosen to work within technological sectors because technology calls for connections and collaboration between industries, branches and people.
When we talk about connecting, our way of working is fully appreciated within the development of the circular economy. Italy is making huge strides forward in this area, and is at the forefront of material use, waste treatment and redesign of production models. These are key points which are closely aligned to Dutch and European objectives.
Curious about what we can do for you within these technology sectors or the application of technology within the circular economy? Please visit the Showcase page or contact us by clicking on the button below.