Last 23 September, Alessandro Torsoli, the president of AidAM – Associazione Italiana di Automazione Meccatronica – and Gianfranco Pinciroli, the president of the Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce (CAMIC), signed an agreement to enhance the trade potential of Italian companies at the presence of the Italian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Aldo Amati. Under the agreement, the CAMIC will represent Italy’s Industry 4.0 in the Czech Republic.
“We are happy to be able to support this agreement and we are certain that Italy’s points of excellence will find the appropriate counterparts in this Country,“ said Ambassador Amati in his opening remarks. He continued: “On our part, we will offer our best possible support also to convey this message to the Czech institutions of reference.“
The principal aim of this agreement is to strengthen industrial cooperation between Italy and the Czech Republic in mechatronics and automation, two key sectors in the production processes known as Industry 4.0. “The agreement envisages developing strategic sectors like automation, mechatronics and the automotive industry, which already represent 50% of the trade flows between Italy and the Czech Republic,“ said President Pinciroli.
“Also in Italy we are developing Industry 4.0 smart factory technology projects. In the Czech Repubic, we want to organise events to enable an exchange of know-how by involving the companies and research centres of both Countries,“ affirmed President Torsoli.
The representatives of AIdAM paid important visits – in view of future cooperation – to the production plant of the TPCA consortium in Kolin (central Bohemia), which produces Peugeot 108, Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo automobiles (219,000 cars produced in 2015) and to the mechatronics cluster in the city of Dobrany (in the Pilsen region).