There are many production areas for which Vicenza is an internationally recognised reference point
and in which FORTES is firmly established: heavy and precision mechanics, mechatronics, jewellery and goldsmithing, textiles and fashion, tanning.
In addition, the province also boasts excellent companies in many other sectors such as iron and steel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, sanitary products, wood and furniture. In services, in addition to the commercial sector, a leading sector is tourism, cultural and naturalistic, including catering, hospitality and the wine and food sectors. A further resource is the wide and varied non-profit sector of personal services, and in particular the assistance and social-work integration of disabled people and people with special needs.
With over 80 thousand active companies and a GDP of 28 billion euro, Vicenza is one of the most important European industrial centres and the third largest province in Italy in terms of internationalisation capacity, with over 17 billion exports per year.