It is also thanks to manufacturing industry software if Brescia is now at the tiptop of Europe. The latest data define it as a cutting-edge industrial system in Italy and a flagship for exports, green manufacturing and innovation, as well as a magnet for industrial investments abroad and a major global investor. This is the snapshot of industrial Brescia according to research conducted by AIB, the Edison Foundation and the Symbola Foundation, aimed at illustrating its records but that, above all, intends to become a model.
“If, as Brescia did, we aim for innovation and quality, exploiting the strengths of the local area – as stated in the foreword of the research – and if we focus on research and sustainability, following the direction of a circular economy, Italy will be able to play a key role.”
As a matter of fact, Brescia, with its SMEs, 156,000 workers and more than 10 billion of added value in the industrial sector, is the third province in Europe. And this leadership deserves to be confirmed. In short, 2016 was a year of recovery and redundancy payments also decreased.
The data for 2016 looks promising, indicating a recovery (+ 3.2%) of industrial production in the manufacturing sector, confirmed by the use of systems, which has reached 75%. Positive signs have also come from the business services sector, which shows a recovery in sales and order books. Foreign trade is dynamic, too: “in the first nine months of the year, our exports were worth 10.8 billion euros – says Bonometti – a level of absolute excellence, confirming the ability of our entrepreneurs, even during the most difficult years of the crisis, who have never ceased to invest in innovation in order to improve the quality, sustainability and competitiveness of their products on international markets. Of course – says AIB president – there is still uncertainty, at a global level to begin with, but for 2017 we can expect global economy to grow, so we are also cautiously optimistic.”
The Industry 4.0 Plan will provide new opportunities for companies, especially those aiming to improve production with software specifically designed for the manufacturing industry.
Sources: Corriere della Sera, 15 December 2016; Bresciaoggi, 2 February 2017