NSF International and ANIMA, the Italian Federation of National Associations of Mechanical and Engineering Industries (Federazione delle Associazioni Nazionali dell’Industria Meccanica varia ed affine), have renewed and expanded their 11-year partnership. The continued collaboration will help ANIMA members understand testing and certification processes and requirements for commercial food equipment and the water treatment and plumbing industries. NSF and ANIMA will also promote each other’s websites and partner at trade shows. This renewed partnership will be announced at HOST, the leading event for Ho.Re.Ca., food service, retail, mass-market and hôtellerie industries.
Under this renewed partnership, NSF continues to extend its range of services in the food equipment and water sectors. ANIMA, founded over 100 years ago in Milan, Italy, is comprised of 34 associations representing over 1,000 manufacturing companies and 60 product sectors. Through this partnership, ANIMA members in Italy and abroad have access to a wide range of services and support as well as special rates for workshops, services and seminars. ANIMA member associations include Aqua Italia (Italian Association of Water Treatment and Product Manufacturers), Assofoodtec (Italian Association of Machinery and Plant Manufacturers for Food Production, Processing and Preservation), Assopompe (Italian Association of Pump Manufacturers), AVR (Italian Association of Valve and Fittings Manufacturers) and FIAC (Italian Association of Household Items Manufacturers).