ANIMA Confindustria Meccanica varia e affine is an industrial organisation which, within Confindustria represents mechanical engineering companies, a sector that employs 214,000 workers and has a turnover of over 48.5 billion euros, with exports accounting for 58.3% of turnover.Founded in 1914, the Federation includes over 60 associations and product groups and counts more than 1,000 member companies, among the most qualified in their respective production sectors.
The macrosectors represented by ANIMA are: machines and plants for energy generation and for the chemical and oil industries - industrial assembly operations; logistics and goods handling; technologies and equipment for water and food products; technologies and products for industry; plants, machines and products for the construction industry; machines and plants for the safety of man and the environment; metal constructions in general.
ANIMA protects the interests of the mechanical engineering industry in general, represents and promotes companies and products in Italy and abroad, and assists members in finding solutions to technical and financial problems; it is therefore the principal point of reference nationally and internationally for a wide range of Italian mechanical engineering companies.
ANIMA is an established organisation whose aim is to offer businesses skills, knowledge and services with high added value.
In Europe, ANIMA is the founding member and active participant of Orgalim (European Federation of Mechanical Engineering) as well as UNI (Italian National Unification).
Since 1919 the official magazine of ANIMA has been L’Industria Meccanica, however, over the years the Federation has produced other publications of great use to anyone working in the world of mechanical engineering.