The statistics of recent years confirm the significant and geographically widespread presence of Italian multinationals abroad. We are speaking of 21,830 companies in 160 countries, employing over 1.7 million workers and generating a turnover of EUR 546 billion. Italian companies, net of financial services, realize overseas sales accounting for 14.8% of the total produced by companies resident in Italy.
ISTAT (National Italian Institute of Statistics) shows, compared to 2011, an expansion in terms of employees (+ 3.3%) and in revenue (+ 7.1%). It therefore confirms the trend towards increasing internationalization of the Italian economy, driven by the major multinational groups and more pronounced in the services (63.5%) than in industry (54.1%). Foreign industrial affiliates, however, have major economic importance, as they employ over one million workers and generate nearly 300 billion turnover.
The industrial sectors with the highest degree of internationalization are the mining and quarrying, manufacture of motor vehicles and trailers, manufacture of rubber and plastic products, the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning and preparation of pharmaceutical preparations.
In terms of employees, the United States is the main country of location of both the industrial activities (nearly 124,000) and services (almost 102,000). In industry, Romania and Brazil are following - respectively over 89 and 88 thousand employees -, while for services, Germany (almost 74,000) and Spain (over 41,000) follow.
In the analysis by region, the European Union remains the main area of localization of Italian multinationals abroad, with 57.9% of companies, 41.5% of employees and 53.9% of sales. The firms specialized in the fields typical of Made in Italy are concentrated mainly in Romania, with almost 47,000 employees, and in China (over 14,000 employees).
In summary, we can draw some conclusions. Internationalization is growing, with investments that favor particularly the European Union and a significant share of turnover exported to Italy in the fields of Made in Italy. Entering new markets is the primary motivation for the new investments, which have as their main objective the production of goods and services.
It must be said that a process of internationalization must be properly supported and enhanced by appropriate IT tools. In this scenario, it is therefore crucial to have an ERP system that can follow the company in its process of internationalization, to support it in the search for new business opportunities and access to new markets.
Structured since its inception to fit any location, Mago.net is the ideal ERP to operate in the international arena, because it is able to fully grasp the needs of globalization of companies, today and tomorrow.
Natively ready for internationalization, capable of high-level localization, Mago.net operates successfully in the international market since over twelve years. Its user interface is multilingual, it can be used by users of different languages even within the same corporate network; also it allows you to enter the most of descriptive data in multiple languages, to compile documents and reports to be sent or to be consulted by foreign clients or partners. Mago.net also boasts a comprehensive muti-currency support, with which you can handle amounts in different currencies at the level of single document. Finally, it is localized to suit the tax regulations of different European and non-European countries, to allow a company with multiple subsidiaries or production sites to use the same information system.
Mago.net is also able to manage all business processes in any business sector (production, trade or services), including those most active on the international stage.
The consolidated experience of Mago.net in foreign markets (operating in ten languages and present in seven countries in terms of regulations) allows to develop functional localizations highly specialized, to support your needs for growth and globalization.
By virtue of its international vocation, the ERP Mago.net opens the business of every day to new and important global perspectives, with the quality and professionalism as ever.