Marco Ferlito is the new President of the Slicing, Meat Grinder and Related Parts Manufacturers section

Press release date:
22/03/2019

Marco Ferlito was elected, for the next two years, President of the Slicers, Mincer and Related products sector.
The sector is internal to Assofoodtec, the Italian Association of Machinery, Equipment and Equipment Manufacturers
Production, Processing and Food Conservation, federated ANIMA Confindustria.
A sector that in the 2018 has recorded, according to the data processed by the ANIMA Studies Office, 228 million euros
export turnover and 140 million euros.

«Our sector advances through innovation and a continuous ability to invest. The data bear witness to this
that the 2019 expects an increase equal to + 6,8% of investments, "declares the newly elected Ferlito. «The 4.0 has
knew how to suggest the direction to the Country System. We need to be able to proceed along the way
undertaken because if the producing companies grow then the availability of employment can also increase e
the development of connected supply chains ».

Born in Ivrea in the 1970 he graduated from the Turin Polytechnic in aerospace engineering. Is taken in
a company of the Olivetti group to design the first industrial applications of lasers and works on the first patent
for the construction and application of cellular sheets. He then accepts new professional challenges in contexts
productive in the world of cars. He then moves on to Facem, where 16 has been working for years (TRE SPADE is the
historic brand), holding positions of increasing responsibility over time, up to the current General Management
of the FoodTech Division. In these years Facem has focused on growth to remain competitive at the level
global (exports 70% of turnover to all continents). In the 2014 he won the Compasso d'Oro award for the
Takaje project. "Facem's participation in Assofoodtec was a stimulus and a further reason
growth because it allowed the comparison with the best companies in this sector, sharing objectives and
promoting knowledge "says the newly elected President.

Slicers, Meat Grinders and Related Products Manufacturers - A sector that employs around 900 employees for a total turnover of 230 million and a
export / turnover quota of the 60% ca (data referring to the preliminary 2018). The sector is born within Assofoodtec, the most important reference
Italian association in the food technology sector, adheres to the federal system of ANIMA Confindustria Meccanica Varia.

Assofoodtec / ANIMA - Italian Association of Machinery, Equipment, Equipment for production, processing, food preservation - Il
most important Italian associative reference in the field of food technology, an associative reality that stands as a representative of a
sector that invoices approx. 5 billion, of which the 66% is destined for foreign markets, a figure that places Italy in first place among the countries
exporters worldwide. ASSOFOODTEC is composed of distinct production areas: Slicers, Meat Grinders and Similar Products Manufacturers; ASSOCOLD -
Cooling Technology Builders; Meat Processing Machinery Manufacturers - COMACA; Manufacturers of Espresso Coffee Machines ed
Bar Equipment - UCIMAC; Machine Manufacturers for the Food Industry - UCMA, Vending Technology Manufacturers.

ANIMA - Federation of National Associations of the Mechanical and Engineering Industries - is the industrial category organization that, in
within Confindustria, it represents the companies of the various and related mechanics, a sector that occupies 210.000 employees for a turnover of 48 billion
euro and an export / turnover quota of 58% (data referring to the preliminary balance 2018). The macro-sectors represented by ANIMA are: machines and plants
for energy production and for the chemical and oil industry - assembly of industrial plants; logistics and cargo handling; technologies and equipment for food products; technologies and products for the industry; installations, machinery products for the building industry; machines and systems for the safety of man and the environment; metal constructions in general.

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