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MADE IN VENETO
As far as business and manufactoring is concerned,
Veneto is known world-wide for its wide range of
productions and for its so-called industrial districts,
territorial areas characterised by a high concentration
of small and medium-sized enterprises highly specialised
in a productive sector.
Metal and Mechanical Industry The
metal and mechanical sector, with its 24.000 companies,
is the most important manufacturing industry in
Veneto, representing ca. 1/3 of our export, of our
employment (28%), of our production (30%)
and of the added value (27%).
Thanks to their tailor-made approach, Veneto manufacturers
are able to create a technological process to their
customers specifications and then carry out the
product on a large scale.
Veneto exports technology which is applied to a
wide range of industrial sectors for a total annual
value of US$ 14.000 million.
might be defined as the European and worls centre
of hide tanning is found at the extreme edge of
the province of Vicenza. Here the leather working
is particularly sophisticated and based on ancient
traditions that have been handed down through the
centuries. More then 760 tanneries, which turn over
a total of US$ 3.220 million per year, supply leather
to the footwear, clothing and furniture industries.
Marble and granite
The marble area is a proper district, a square measuring
25 km/side running along the Adige river and including
some 20 towns in the Valpolicella area, with 1.431
small and medium-sized enterprises and nearly 4.000
workers that turn over some US$ 3.000 million per
Within the last six year, sector exports have doubled
to US$ 760 million (33% of the Italian national
total). Equally important is the sector of marble
and stone processing which is represented by ca.
Apart from fomous brands such as Benetton, Diesel,
Marzotto or Stefanel, this sector is marked by the
presence of a great number of small and medium-sized
enterprises concurring in maintaining on the credit
side the index of export (more than 1/3 of the production).
The Veneto companies in the "fashion system"
are characterised by a strong international vocation
confirmed by ever-increasing exportation (25% of
the total turnover).
80% of Italian eyewear manufacturers are concentrated
in Veneto, particularly in the province of Belluno
located amongst the Dolomite mountains. Here more
than 1.000 companies generate an annual turnover
of some US$ 1.500 million from spectacles and sunglasses.
Apart from the major industries, which handle some
of the most famous brands in the world, an extremely
dense network of small and medium-sized companies
has grown up with strong connections to the international
An average of 115-120 million pairs of shoes are
manufactured yearly by the footwear companies of
the region which are mainly concentrated in the
provinces of Verona, Rovigo and in the Riviera del
Brenta area, a territory between Venice and Padua
with a footwear turnover of more than US$ 1.500
million per year (86% comes from export).
Morever Veneto boast of the world famous district
of Montebelluna, in the province of Treviso, which
alone carries 70% of the Italian production of sports
shoes and nothing short of 65% of the world production
The forniture of woodworking industry is one of
the pillars of the Veneto's business system.
The companies in the wood/furnishings sector present
in Veneto are about 13.000 for a total of 69.000
workers and manufacture 30% of the Italian furniture.
The main feature of the Veneto furniture industry
is that it supplies a complete range of products.
Veneto companies produce classical, period and modern
pieces together with home and office furnishings
of all kinds.
Goldsmith production is concentrated for 98% in
the province of Vicenza which hosts 1.100 companies,
716 of which are artisan enterprises. The companies
are small but their vocation for export is confirmed
by figures which show that nearly 70% of the products
go abroad. The Vicenza production represents approx.
40% of the entire national sector, corresponding
to a total of transformed gold of ca. 200 tons per
Veneto craftsmanship has an intersectorial produstive
dimension often highly creative, specialized and
with a high added value, like in the metal and mechanical
industries which largely work with subcontractors
and sub-suppliers, like in the textile sector and
many others. Veneto numbers more than 132.500 artisan
companies equivalent to 10% of the Italian artisan
business concerns. The manufacturing artisan enterprises
are active in all sectors: metalworking, building,
fashion, glassware, artistic ceramics and more.
AND FOOD INDUSTRY
Agriculure and Food Industry
Agriculture is a traditional strong point of the
The category is led by the livestock sector, which
accounts for some 40% of Italian national beef and
vine growing and wine production.
When it comes to grapes and wine, Veneto is the
leading Italian producer of DOC (Controlled Denomination
of Origin) wines and accounts for 20% of the Italian
national output. Moreover, the Veneto's DOP (Denomination
of Protected Origin) production includes a wide
range of cheese and meat products as well as cereals,
fruits and vegetables.
Veneto is the tourist engine of Italy. One traveller
out of six among those who choose our peninsula
stops at the beaches, the mountains, the natural
springs or the cities of art of the region. Anf
it is for this reason than Veneto is by far the
first and foremost tourist region in Italy.
The highly organised tourist system offers more
than 48.000 hotels and 650.000 beds, contributing
a turnover of more than US$ 10.000 million per year
to the regional income.