Silvio Mayer, President of EMDA Associate member Sovema, has been elected President of ASSOMAO, the Italian farm implements association. ASSOMAO represents Italian manufacturers of implements: machinery for tilling, seeding, transplanting, fertilizing, plant treatment, irrigation, harvesting, initial processing for product conservation, for livestock raising, for movement and transport.
ASSOMAO is the largest association in FederUnacoma, the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation, formed in 2012 to replace UNACOMA (the Italian Farm Machinery Manufacturers Association set up in 1945). FederUnacoma brings together, and represents in Italy and abroad, the associations of Italian manufacturers of implements (Assomao), self-propelled machines (Assomase), tractors (Assotrattori), components (Comacomp), gardening machinery (Comagarden), earth-moving machinery (Comamoter) and engines (Unamot).
The purpose of the association’s activities is to provide information, assistance and services to members and represent the industries in the sector in Italy and around the world. To these ends, ASSOMAO maintains relations with ministries, organizations and national and European agencies for presenting and furthering the interests of the sector and contributes to the development of mechanical regulatory measures. Relations are also conducted with international associations in the category (through CEMA in Europe of which ASSOMAO is a member) for exchanges of information, trend data and forecasting and defining shared platforms.
Among the other activities of the association are: reporting data for compiling statistics and information; work aimed at internationalization and promotion on foreign markets of the production represented; the organization of specific events such as seminars in the framework of trade fairs; providing incentives for research projects which foster cooperation between member companies and research institutes; providing assistance and consultations in technical and regulatory fields.
The Italian production of implements extends across an extremely broad range of merchandise capable of providing technical solutions for crops grown in any latitude because they have been developed to meet the specific requirements of agricultural lands featuring enormous morphological variations, as is the case in Italy.
Sovema, Gaggio di Piano, Modena, first joined FEWA in 1995 and Silvio Mayer has been a regular participant at EMDA’s Fall Convention ever since. Sovema is a manufacturer of rotary tillers, rototer, inter-row cultivators, rotary harrows, digging machines, rotary ditchers, flail mowers, shredders, grass cutters, finishing mowers, mower collectors, boom mounted mowers, hydraulic fork lifts and cabs, hay tedders, hay rakes, rotary rakes, cabs for tractors and industrial machines.