Federico Costa takes over as President of European Cutting Tools Association

Companies & MarketsNews
February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

Federico Costa has been announced as the new President of the European Cutting Tools Association (ECTA) (Courtesy UCIMU SISTEMI PER PRODURRE)
Federico Costa has been announced as the new President of the European Cutting Tools Association (ECTA) (Courtesy UCIMU SISTEMI PER PRODURRE)

The European Cutting Tools Association (ECTA) has announced that it will be led by Federico Costa, managing director of Febametal, an associate member company of Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre, based in Grugliasco, Italy, for the next four years. Costa will take over from Markus Horn, Managing Director of Paul Horn GmbH.

“The European tool manufacturers are currently operating in a context affected by international geopolitical uncertainty. This is added to the complexity introduced by the new regulatory requirements imposed by the European Union, which is certainly a challenge for our companies,” stated Costa. “The commitment of ECTA for the coming years will thus be to provide companies with food for thought and insight, as well as opportunities for exchanging views, to better move forward in this scenario. The annual events and meetings, which traditionally accompany the activity of ECTA, will indeed be focused on the issues of greatest interest to the European operators in this sector.”

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“As president of ECTA, I will work to improve the image of the European industry of the sector by proposing initiatives that can also help to durably strengthen its positioning in the international scenario. After participating in the next World Conference on Cutting Tools, scheduled to take place in Osaka in the current year, the association, with the support of UCIMU, will be engaged in organising the ECTA Conference to be held in Italy in 2025,” added Costa.

Alfredo Mariotti, general manager of Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre, shared, “Ucimu is proud that the presidency of ECTA has again been assigned to an Italian entrepreneur. We are confident that Federico Costa, managing director of our historical member company Febametal, will be able to fulfil this role in the best way, proving the ability, which has always distinguished Italian manufacturers, to meet and understand the evolution of the market. We extend our best wishes to President Costa and confirm our commitment to support ECTA in organising the next ECTA Conference, scheduled in Italy for 2025.”

Members of ECTA, in addition to Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre, include VDMA, based in Germany, AFM, based in Spain, SWISSMEM, based in Switzerland, and BHECT-MTA, based in the UK. These members have been joined by Further Sutton Tools, based in the Netherlands, ATA Tools, based in Ireland, and Boehlerit, based in Austria.



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