ANACAM (Associazione Nazionale Imprese di Costruzione e Manutenzione Ascensori – Italian National Association of Elevator Companies) gathers Italian companies specialized in construction, installation and maintenance of lifting systems (elevators, hoists, escalators, moving walkways, etc.). It was founded in 1972. This association also gathers companies producing elevator components. It is represented by 19 regional operational divisions all over Italy. It is free from any political influence and has its head office in Rome. ANACAM is an ever-growing association with now over than 600 industrial and artisan companies working in the field of lifting systems as members. ANACAM associated companies count more than 450,000 plants and 60,000,000 people transported every day (these data are steadily growing), covering 70% of the total plant park and employing approximately 15,000 employees with high technical and professional qualification (source CENSIS) . In behalf of its members, ANACAM handles relations with relevant national, European and international institutions; it promotes the economic development of the associated companies by providing them supporting tools and useful information on technical issues and specific regulations.