Acimall Elects New President; Biesse Back in Xylexpo

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/29/2013 3:06PM


MILAN  - Acimall, the Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers’ association, named Lorenzo Primultini, president of Primultini as president. The association also announced that Biesse will exhibit at the Xylexpo woodworking fair for the first time since 2008.

Lorenzo Priumultini Acimall PresidentLorenzo Priumultini is the new president of Acimall. Primultini, a mechanical engineer with a Master in Business Administration at the University of Chicago, succeeds Ambrogio Delachi, founder of Delmac Machinery. He is joined by a pair of vice presidents: Stefano Dal Lago of Cms Industries, member of Scm Group, and Franco Paviotti of Metal World.

Also elected to the Acimall Board during a Nov. 22 meeting in Bologna were Remo Costa of Costa Levigatrici, Marianna Daschini of Greda, Roberto de Joannon of Incomac, Giampiero Mauri of Mauri Macchine. Pierluigi Paoletti of Paoletti, and Giovanni Sedino of Saonara

Newly installed as president, Primultini reflected on the challenging economic time Acimall members are experiencing. Exports of Italian woodworking machinery declined 7.9 percent to 513.2 million Euros during the first six months of the year. "I take charge of this office knowing that also Acimall, just like any business, will have to face its commitments with realism and determination, in a phase of enduring economic stagnation. It is and it will be imperative that we provide our member companies with the services they need."

Acimall organizes Xylexpo, the biennial woodworking machinery fair scheduled for May 13-17, 2014 at the Milan Fairgrounds in Rho, Italy. The association and the event recently received boosts via announcements by Biesse SpA that it had rejoined Acimall and planned to exhibit at Xylexpo for the first time since 2008.

Much to the consternation of Acimall, Biesse, joined by Scm Group, Cefla and others instead exhibited at Technodomus, a competing show held in Rimini, Italy. The Technodomus website promotes that the fourth edition will take place April 9-12, 2014 at the Rimini Expo Center, but is still populated with news and other info from Technodomus 2012.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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