One of the largest trade shows in the machine tool industry – the 15th International Exhibition for Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Metalworking Industry – Metalloobrabotka 2014 ran successfully from June 16 to 20, 2014 at Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow.
The show was held by Expocentre together with Stankoinstrument Russian Association of Machine-Tool Manufacturers. It was officially supported by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assibly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Machine Builders. The show ran under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Moscow City Government.
This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the exhibition. Today it hits the world’s top ten trade shows and develops rapidly.
According to the key figures, Metalloobrabotka 2014 was record breaking over its history. This year 1, 053 companies from 35 countries including 462 Russian companies showcased their new equipment and developments on the exhibition space of 40,171 net sqm. The number of visitors to the exposition amounted to 23,891 people.
At the trade fair the companies from Belarus, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland arranged their collective expositions supported by national industry associations.
The Taiwan collective stand was organized there. The Friendship Day of Russian and Taiwan Manufacturers was held as part of the Metalloobrabotka 2014 Exhibition.
The Swiss national pavilion stood out with its bright decoration and a wide range of exhibits. Forty-five Swiss companies put on display their latest developments, technologies and equipment.
Thiatic sectors of the show covered all the aspects of machine building, machine tool industry, and metalworking.
Owing to Expocentre’s advanced equipment, the industry experts could see state-of-the-art machinery running. Hundreds of energy-intensive and large size units and machines were shown in operation.
Special Salon for Russia’s Tools was arranged at the tradeshow.
The Science, Vocational Education and Production section, organized by Stankoinstrument Association with the assistance of Expocentre and the Technical Universities Association, traditionally drew great attention of the industry specialists.
The Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions Project, aimed to fight infringients of exclusive rights to IP assets, was further promoted at Metalloobrabotka 2014.
The Interregional Subcontracting Exchange was opened at the exhibition.
Stankoinstrument Association together with Expocentre ZAO held the 4th International Scientific and Technical Forum on Modern Trends in Technologies and Design of Metalworking Equipment. Didactic Systis ZAO with the assistance of Stankoinstrument Association and Expocentre ZAO organized the 4th Conference on Key Trends in Metalworking Specialists Training.
A landmark event took place in the frames of the exhibition. The first Russian-Swiss Centre of Competence in Micromachining was opened at the priises of STANKIN Moscow State University of Technology (MSUT). The Centre’s priorities are to promote modernization of Russia’s machine building industry and development of Russia’s tool-making industry using Swiss advanced engineering technologies and equipment, as well as to improve the quality of training and retraining of engineers, researchers and technicians engaged in machine manufacturing.
Swiss Ambassador to Russia Mr. Pierre Helga met journalists. According to him, a large scale participation of Swiss machine-building companies in Metalloobrabotka 2014 “is a great result, especially as part of the festivities devoted to the 200th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Russia, which we celebrate this year.” The general partner of STANKIN MSUT is Galika AG.
A siinar was held on the Friendship Day of Russian and Taiwan Manufacturers. Head of the representative office of Taipei-Moscow Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission Mr. Antonio Chen said that “collaboration with Russian manufacturers is of particular interest to Taiwanese producers because they are ready to enter the Russian market and cooperate with production plants.”
Stankoprom Holding and Niles-Simmons, a German machine-tool corporation, agreed on SKD assibly of high precision machines in Russia. The process will be launched at the priises of Savelovo Machine-Building Plant this year. The relevant agreient was signed at the exhibition by Stankoprom Director General, Savelovo Machine-Building Plant Director General Sergey Vetrov, and Niles-Simmons President Micaela Schönherr. According to the document, the parties are to cooperate to implient the strategy of import substitution of machine tools in Russia. First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin was at the signing ceriony.
In the frames of the Metalloobrabotka 2014 International Exhibition a final round of the Open Competition “CAD Design in Machine Building” was first held; one of its tasks was to find human resources for the industry enterprises
Nikolai Panichev, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stankoinstrument Russian Association
“Expocentre “brought up” such an exhibition as Metalloobrabotka, which forms the basis of the modern machine tool building and the whole industry.”
Georgy Samodurov, President of Stankoinstrument Russian Association of Machine-Tool Manufacturers
“The exhibition has existed for over thirty years. We underwent a lot of drastic changes, but the exhibition survived. This fact testifies to its high potential. The exhibition development strategy is right, that’s why I am positive that the Metalloobrabotka exhibition will get its further development.”
Gennady Zyuganov, Head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the State Duma of the Federal Assibly of the Russian Federation
“At this exhibition you will see superb machines. This industry successfully comprises everything: inventions, machinery, equipment, machines, and future breakthroughs in all spheres of life.”
Igor Zuga, Miber of the Council of the Federation Committee on the Federal Structure, Regional Polices, Local Self-Governance and Affairs of the North
“The exhibition follows the course adopted by Russia itself. It is an appropriate market for both Asian and European companies.”
Sergey Makarov, Director General of Stankoprom OAO
“We should fully satisfy the requirients put forward by the Russian machine builders. In this regard the agreients, which we sign, are every important, because we make thi with particular consumers of particular products.”
Dr. Thomas Richter, Vice President of Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH
“Niles-Simmons enters a contract with Stankoprom to foster partnership relations between these two companies. This is an evidence of successful cooperation between Russian and German companies. We like the trade fair organization and the programme of accompanying events. We are satisfied with the service level and pleased with effective cooperation with the show organizers.”
Anton Ischenko, Miber of the Russian State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes
“This exhibition is a global project. One of its advantages is a great number of Taiwan manufacturers. The Friendship Day of Russian and Taiwan Manufacturers is held as part of the exhibition.”
Vladimir Belogorsky, Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy of the Saratov Region
“Today we have visited the exposition and attended the conference of Taiwan manufacturers. We communicated with the Ambassador and the manufacturers and discussed opportunities of creating joint production and service centres.”
Antonio Chen, Taiwan Ambassador to the Russian Federation
“I consider this event to be a very important “bridge”. Taiwanese plants can have direct negotiations with Russian companies, that greatly contribute to the development of our economy.”
Luca Pellegatta, Head of Asia Marketing Department of UCIMU-SISTiI PER PRODURRE (Italy)
“Russian market is very large; it is the fourth world’s largest market. Any company strives to enter this market. Italian companies are not an exception. This exhibition is very important for our companies. The number of the companies willing to participate in Metalloobrabotka increases from year to year.”
Yoshihito Vada, Director General of Yamazaki Mazak OOO
“We bring here our latest accomplishments and technologies which we showcase at other international exhibitions held in Chicago, Tokyo, and Hannover. Visitors from all over the country attend our stand. We meet a lot of our customers, including potential ones from distant corners of Russia, Siberia, Far East, Moscow, and from across the country.”
The next Metalloobrabotka exhibition will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow from May 25 to 29, 2015.
See more detailed information at the exhibition website http://www.metobr-expo.ru.