Italy's Bicycle, Motorcycle and Accessories Association (ANCMA) changed its name to Confindustria ANCMA at the organization's annual general assembly, held in July.
"Starting today, we will no longer be called simply ANCMA but Confindustria ANCMA to underscore the fact that we are a primary component of the system that represents Italian industry,” President Guidalberto Guidi said after a unanimous meeting had approved the change.
The Italian two-wheeler market makes up one-third of all registrations in the European Union (as high as 60 percent for scooters). Approximately 422,000 two-wheelers were registered there in 2005. Registrations during the first six months of 2006 were up 8.38 percent compared to the same period last year.
In 2005, Italian motorcycle companies produced 695,000 vehicles - more than half of the European Union's entire production of two-wheelers.
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