A exchange platform for innovative metallurgy and the engineering of materials.
Metal Hub (M‑Hub), Intellectual Hub
Metal Hub (M‑Hub) is a strategic “public diplomacy” initiative with the goal of building strong relationships between international industrial and technology partners in Italy, Europe and around the world.
M‑Hub involves networks which are able to influence supply purchasing, start-ups, technological innovation, advanced materials, services, and jobs.
M‑Hub aims to promote European experience in advanced metallurgy and, more broadly, in the areas of materials and expertise.
It develops international cooperation between companies working as technology integrators and those ready to receive and adapt these technologies in countries with a large user base to develop.
Metal Hub (M‑Hub) Platform
M‑Hub is intended to elaborate the possible technical, technological, engineering and market collaborations between the industrial metal networks of different contexts.
M‑Hub is a privileged channel for gathering information, a ‘think tank’ where topics, news, and research in a given industrial sector are compared.
R&D as well as M&A are two of the areas in which M‑Hub is promoting and focusing in order to create interchange.
In M‑Hub, we have the opportunity to meet key people and decision makers and to initiate a conversation with them that continues over time.
This constant activity will produce abundantly fruitful results for every participant – transnationals, industrial groups, national and private groups, state and national government entities – both in terms of their own businesses as well as their personal experiences.
The Metal Hub (M‑Hub) project is inspired by the extensive experience of industries and experts in metallurgy, engineering and organization.
Moving in an international direction, businesses, driven by commercial needs, communicate less as they move further into foreign markets. It’s as if the pressure to sell has led them to abandon the effective cultural, marketing and promotion criteria and strategies they always used in Italy and in Europe.
This is evident in the fact that the turnover for advertising and promotion in Italy, which is up to around €18bn is primarily dedicated to domestic communications within Italy.
This is despite the fact that more than a third of commercial GDP is coming from activities abroad.
With the five-year Indo-Italian Metal Hub program we have considered India much more than a marketplace. It is a genuine relational and engineering hub. This has allowed us to have priority access to the Indian metallurgy groups, both upstream and downstream.
Many companies and industry groups have gotten involved.
Among the participants: JSPL, Tata Steel, Vedanta, Hindalco, Uniseven, Danieli, Tenova, Sideridraulic, and the associations AAI, Assofond, Amafond, AIB and Assomet. In cooperation with Metef, Amafond, Assofond, Italian Confindustria, Italian Railways Sector.