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Francesco Mastrapasqua he was elected new Assocold President - Cooling Technology Builders, for the
next two years. Assocold represents the manufacturers of refrigeration equipment for trade, compressors
industrial refrigerators and refrigeration systems, federated with Assofoodtec / Anima. Mastrapasqua succeeds Marco
Nocivelli, President ANIMA from 5 last March.
«I accept the challenge of leading an excellent sector such as the one represented by Assocold. I receive the baton from Marco Nocivelli with a load of activities already carried out and a positive projection of work. I am convinced that the problems common to companies in the sector can be translated into common solutions for the benefit of the individual, of the sector and of the entire Country System, "says the newly elected president.
The Anima Studies Office has prepared the 2018 preliminary data and the 2019 forecasts. In the 2018, refrigeration compressors recorded a positive trend in both production (+ 2,1%) and exports (+ 1,1%). The trend is expected to be confirmed also in 2019 (+ 1,6% as production and substantial stability for exports). The investments were very positive in the 2018 (+ 6,3%) and so in the 2019 as a forecast (+ 2,7%). Commercial refrigeration equipment shows very positive data both in 2018 (production at + 4,2% and exports at + 4,3%) and as forecasts for 2019 (production at + 4,3% and exports at + 3,3%). Investments were also good (+ 5,1% in 2018 and + 1,4% in 2019). The industrial refrigeration systems in the 2018 marked a + 0,8% in production and a + 0,8% in the item exports. In 2019, growth in production (+ 1,3%) and exports (+ 1,3%) is expected. The investments mark a + 2,1% in the 2018 and a substantial stability in the 2019.
After graduating in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications in Padua in the 1993, Francesco Mastrapasqua began his career as a commercial and marketing manager in the industrial automation sector. Since 1997 he has consolidated a wide experience in business development, international trade, key account and marketing in several leading multinational companies in the field of commercial refrigeration and Hvac. From 2009 to Epta, a multinational group specialized in commercial refrigeration, it deals with Natural Refrigeration and ecologically sustainable systems applied to food retail. In his current position as Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs Manager he is responsible for relations with institutions, spokesman and coordinator of various activities for defining and implementing new regulatory standards. He is also involved with various national and European governmental and non-governmental organizations in feeding the
dialogue on current topics relevant to the industry.
ASSOCOLD - Refrigeration Technology Manufacturers, represents the manufacturers of plants and equipment in the world of refrigeration. Assocold was born within Assofoodtec, the most important Italian associative reference point in the field of food technologies, it adheres to the federal system of ANIMA Confindustria Meccanica Varia and in Europe is a member of EUROVENT - Europe's Industry Association for Indoor Climate, Process Cooling Food Cold Chain Technologies. A sector that employs around 5.000 employees for a total turnover of 1,05 billion and an export / turnover quota of 55% (data referring to the preliminary 2018).
Assofoodtec / ANIMA - Italian Association of Machinery, Equipment, Equipment for production, processing, food preservation - Il
most important Italian associative reference in the food technology sector, an associative reality that represents a sector that invoices approx. 5 billions of euros, of which 66% is destined for foreign markets, a figure that places Italy in first place among the exporting countries worldwide. ASSOFOODTEC is composed of distinct production areas: Slicers, Meat Grinders and Similar Products Manufacturers; ASSOCOLD - Cooling Technology Builders; Meat Processing Machinery Manufacturers - COMACA; Espresso Coffee Machine Manufacturers and Bar Equipment - UCIMAC; Machine Manufacturers for the Food Industry - UCMA, Vending Technology Manufacturers.
ANIMA - Federation of National Associations of Variable and Affordable Mechanical Industry - is the industrial organization of the category which, within Confindustria, represents the companies of various and similar mechanics, a sector that occupy 210.000 employees for a turnover of 48 billion Euro and an export / turnover share of the 58% (data referring to the precursor 2018). The macro-sectors represented by ANIMA are: machines and plants for the production of energy and for the chemical and petroleum industry - assembly of industrial plants; Logistics and handling of goods; Technologies and equipment for foodstuffs; Technologies and products for the industry; Installations, machines produced for the building; Machines and installations for the security of the man and of the environment; Buildings metalliche in gender.