Eima is a biennial fair specialised in technological innovation that is held in Bologna. The exhibition was born in 1969 and initially, it showcased tractors. As of today, it broadens its scope by including all those technologies that are applicable to farming. With regard to fruit and vegetables, the most advanced and innovative companies are attending the fair, also.
Idromeccanica Lucchini is a company that offers technological solutions regarding crop safekeeping. The visitors at the company’s stand (Hall 26, A28) are given a glass of tomatoes farmed under the company’s greenhouses as a gift.
Idromeccanica Lucchini, from the left: Matteo Lucchini, Emanuele Lucchini, Mattia Battistello
Checchi&Magli (Hall 31, B13) showcases its latest innovations regarding transplanters. Additionally, the business exhibits the last generation onion-digger machine. The company aims at accuracy, reliability and attention to details.
Claudio Zarri and Federico Sannini
Arrigoni (Hall 34, B3) displayed a series of innovative clothes, among the different products. Arrigoni produces nets and clothes designed and realized only for the farming world – its products are characterised by an extensive durability.
Arrigoni, from the left: Milena Poledica, Giuseppe Netti, Patrizia Giuliani and Leonardo Mannarelli
Agronica is the Italian number 1 business that produces management software (Hall 33, A6). The company offers the best IT systems for managing all the farm’s processes.
Agronica, from the left: Marco Bartolini, Gianfranco Giannerini, Serena Tisselli and Fabrizio Paglierani
During the Eima inaugural day conference, they pointed out that almost 1/5 of the Italian farmers uses automatic or semi-automatic tractors. The Agricoltura 4.0 research showed that, in 38% of the cases, the innovative machine is 20,000 euros more expensive than the traditional one.
A big crowd on the opening day
The profile that came up from this is a farmer extremely aware of the added value of innovation for farming. 72% of the interviewees believe that without innovation, a company is doomed to perish, while 76% stated that they innovated their farm.