Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components

The Association

ASSOFLUID is the Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components. Our headquarters are in Cinisello Balsamo (MI).

In the 50s, some companies in the sectors started to work together. In 1962, CETOP - European Oil Hydraulic and Pneumatic Committee, was formed.

Approximately six years later, in February 1968, these companies decided to unite founding ASSOFLUID.

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 joins Confindustria, the leading organisation representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, and Federmacchine - National Federation of Associations of Manufacturers of Capital Goods intended for Industrial and Handicrafts Manufacturing Processes - which represents eleven associations of machinery manufacturers.

ASSOFLUID members are the leaders in the industry and are exporting their products around the world more than ever before.

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.