CETOP congratulates its Italian member association ASSOFLUID on its 50th anniversary. ASSOFLUID currently has 180 member companies, representing 70% of the Italian market and approximately 14,000 people. ASSOFLUID became member in CETOP in 1969. On 11th of June 2018, ASSOFLUID celebrated its 50 anniversary. On this occasion, an interesting brochure on the ASSOFLUID history and achievements was produced. Find some interesting information on the association and
ASSOFLUID, 50th Anniversary
This year on June 11 ASSOFLUID - Italian Fluid Power Association - celebrated its 50th Anniversary.
ASSOFLUID constitution was signed on February 22, 1968 in Milan and in 1969 the Association joined CETOP.
In fifty years of activity, the Association has grown significantly going from the 13 founding members to the present membership of 180 companies. These companies represent 70% of the Italian market and employee approximately more than 14,000 people.
ASSOFLUID members are the leaders in the industry and are exporting their products around the world more than ever before: 65% of the Italian production is exported (2,2 billion Euro).
The Association's principle objectives are to coordinate, protect and promote technical and economic interests in the hydraulic and pneumatic fields.
In particular, we propose to:
- Meet to discuss the important matters that are interesting for all the members or group of members.
- Represent the members at institutes, agencies and national and international organizations.
- Study and solve the technical, economic, legislative, fiscal and customs problems in the interest of our members.
- Encourage knowledge and increase the diffusion of the techniques in the field and the products manufactured by our members. This means that we are also promoters at exhibitions and conventions in Italy and abroad.
- Develop technical and professional instruction by publishing manuals, organizing and managing courses and promoting all forms of collaboration between our members and universities and technical and professional schools.
- Proceed to gather and develop statistic data and economic information and to study the market.
During the celebrations, memorial plaques were handed out both to some of the Founding Members and to the Past Presidents of Assofluid.
A brochure celebrating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of ASSOFLUID was published. It traces the history of the Association from the early years to today, with the most significant steps for each of the 50 years of activity (http://www.assofluid.it/en/publications/promotional/brochure-assofluid-50deg-anniversary)