Machines Italia was designed by the Italian Trade Agency to promote Italian-made machinery and technology to manufacturers in North America. In partnership with 16 leading Italian machinery manufacturers' associations, Machines Italia supports numerous activities in North American overseen by the ITA's Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City Offices, ranging from programs with academic institutions to business development for multiple machinery sectors.

Machines Italia's 16 partner associations represent more than 10,000 companies.

Participating industry sectors include companies involved in the production of equipment for agricultural/farm machinery, ceramics, earthmoving machinery, fluid power equipment and components, food processing, glass, foundry and metallurgical, footwear Leathergoods and tannery, marble and stone, metalworking, packaging, power and motion transmission systems, plastics and rubber, printing, graphic and converting, textiles and wood.