Sitevi 2019 backed by positive developments in the equipment market

Thursday October 03 2019 by Vitisphere

From left to right: Alain Savary, CEO of Axema, Jean-Pierre Van Ruyskensvelde, CEO of IFV, and Jean-Louis Cazaubon, vice-chairman of the Occitania regional council.From left to right: Alain Savary, CEO of Axema, Jean-Pierre Van Ruyskensvelde, CEO of IFV, and Jean-Louis Cazaubon, vice-chairman of the Occitania regional council. - Photo credit : Marion Sepeau Ivaldi

Will this year’s Sitevi, the wine equipment exhibition due to be held from 26 to 28 November in Montpellier, be a landmark vintage? Certainly the context is very positive for the show to generate good business. According to Alain Savary, CEO of Axema, 2019 is proving to be particularly dynamic for investments in agro-equipment. New registrations of high-clearance tractors increased by 19% over the first months of the year, vineyard and orchard tractors by 47% and harvesting machines by 47%. “The momentum should slow down at the end of the year and overall, wine tractor registrations should increase by 10% in 2019”, said a more measured Alain Savary at the press conference to launch the show on 24 September in Montpellier. The sprayer market, for instance, is stable, a trend that could change over coming years following publication of LabelPulvé certification, which will certify the quality of machine processing.

Exhibitor attendance  

The new tractor certification is one of the 19 Sitevi Innovation Award winners. The innovations will feature at the show which had to expand in order to accommodate the 1,100 exhibitors attending (including 186 new exhibitors). “There will also be some 300 new products to discover”, said Sitevi director Isabelle Alfano. A pop-up hall will be set up to house the start-up village where 10 French start-ups will be on display. There will also be job dating, masterclasses (bolstered by a free-pour tasting area curated by French oenologists) and the Research and Development Centre. The show also features an action-packed programme of 50 conferences and workshops.

 

 

 

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