Post Show Report Metalloobrabotka 2023

05 / 06 / 2023

The 23rd edition of the International Exhibition for Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Metalworking Industry, Metalloobrabotka 2023, took place at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, from 22 through 26 May 2023.

Metalloobrabotka is Russia's largest platform for expanding business ties, implementing promising business projects and discussing the current problems in the machine tool industry.

The industrys key show demonstrated strong involvement of all industry participants and became a meeting place for the best Russian and foreign manufacturers of machine tool products and a platform for signing major contracts.

Alexey Vyalkin, Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO   

This year's exhibition is showing exceptionally high growth rates. Compared to last year, the number of exhibitors has increased by almost 80%. We have returned to the pre-pandemic level of 2019, despite the fact that all the Western European manufacturers have left us. More than 1,000 companies from 13 countries are exhibiting, and 65% are Russian manufacturers. On the first day alone, 50% more professionals visited the exhibition than on the first day in 2022.

Dates: 2226 May 2023

Venue: EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Exhibition space: 40,000 net sq m (+60% in comparison to 2022)

Attendance: 45,263 unique visitors from 47 countries and 84 regions of Russia (98 % of them were professional visitors)   

Exhibitors: 1,077 companies (+ 80% in comparison to 2022); you can find the full list of exhibitors here

Foreign exhibitors: Baykal Makina, Ermaksan Makina, Ajan, Machinery Exporters' Association (Turkish Machinery), Metalforme, Taiss, FPT Industrie, Grindex, Han's Laser, Magmaweld, SLTL Group, Bhagwansons Co., Birla Precision Technologies, Sphoorti Machine Tools, Maihong, etc.

Russian exhibitors: 706 companies (Gazprom, Lukoil, Laser Center, Lassard, Innovative Technologies of Metal, PO Strela, Skif-M, Stankozavod TBS, Sasta, STAN, Stankoprom, Severstal, etc.)

Countries: 13

Foreign national pavilions: Belarus, China

Russian regions: 49

Russian regional pavilions: Belgorod, Chelyabinsk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Penza, Ryazan, Tver, Voronezh, Yaroslavl oblasts, Krasnodar Krai

Products on display: all aspects of machine tool building and metalworking: intelligent new generation machine tool systems, automated lines, state-of-the-art metal machining and cutting equipment, tooling and accessories, innovative design developments, the latest software, etc.

Metalloobrabotka 2023 was attended by Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. He paid special attention to the stands of Russian manufacturers demonstrating lathes, milling machines, grinding equipment, CNC machining centres, and other types of machinery and equipment.

Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Last year, the state provided support to manufacturers of machine tool products in the amount of nearly 2 billion rubles (including compensation of costs for provision of discounts), including 1.4 billion rubles for R&D (and the total amount including investments in R&D of enterprises of the industry exceeded 2 billion rubles). We will continue to provide support this year, and the results of this year's R&D subsidy selection will be summarised in June. As a result of the state support, this year's production has already shown good dynamics in the first 4 months: the growth rate is over 25%. In general, last year we finished with a 24% growth in machine tools.

An integral part of any exhibition is the signing of cooperation agreements.

At Metalloobrabotka 2023, EXPOCENTRE has signed agreements with the Association of Additive Technologies Development and the Association for Digital Innovations in Mechanical Engineering. These promising directions will undoubtedly increase the level of the show.

Show highlights

The product sectors covered the entire range of equipment and technology. The exhibitors showcased cutting-edge technological trends ranging from next-generation intelligent machine tool systems and automatic lines to innovative design developments. Many exhibits were presented to the market for the first time. You can find out more about the companies' innovations by clicking here.

Sergey Selivanov, First Deputy Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO

This year, in view of the new economic reality, the topics of import substitution and after-sale services gained even more importance. Additive technologies, new welding and surface treatment techniques, robotics, and lubricants generated a lot of interest among the participants.

The stand of the Association of Additive Technologies Development featured the presentation and launch of Russia's largest 3D printer, which operates using direct laser growing technology. The latest robotic machine was created by order of Rosatom at the Institute of Laser and Welding Technologies at St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SPbSMTU). It is designed to manufacture industrial products with a maximum diameter of 2.2 metres and a height of up to 1 metre.

The show paid considerable attention to the issues of vocational education and the training of highly qualified personnel for enterprises of the machine-tool industry. A specialised section devoted to Science and Vocational Education presented by the country's technical universities, which not only displayed their new developments, but also took part in the conference programme.

Stankin Moscow State University of Technology signed two agreements with UZTS (Krasnodar) and ADEM-Engineering at the show.

Students from the Moscow State Educational Complex visited Metalloobrabotka 2023. They saw the latest equipment, technologies and services in the field of machine tool and machine building, asked questions to representatives leading Russian companies and received professional answers.

The exhibitors showed their willingness to do their utmost to further develop the industry. They held meetings with potential partners, took part in discussions and concluded mutually beneficial contracts with customers.

You can watch a video report about Metalloobrabotka 2023 here.

Our special thanks go to UMAK, the shows official sponsor, and Finval IIC, the shows registration sponsor, for their support in organising Metalloobrabotka 2023.

Conference programme

Metalloobrabotka 2023 opened with a plenary meeting. Its participants included Deputy Chair at the Russian Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Konstantin Dolgov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Mikhail Ivanov, Vice-President at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dmitry Kurochkin, CEO at RT-Capital Semen Yakubov, CEO at UZTS Yuriy Koval, CEO at Virial Vladimir Rumyantsev, Rector at Stankin Moscow State Technical University Vladimir Serebrenny, Deputy Minister of Industry of Belarus Alexander Yefimov, President at the Stankoinstrument Association Georgy Samodurov, First Deputy Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO Sergey Selivanov, and others. 

Sergey Selivanov, First Deputy Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO

Metalloobrabotka is an important national and international event. This year the share of Russian participants has increased noticeably with more than 700 companies from different regions of this country. Metalloobrabotka 2023 brought together leading manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and tools from India, Italy, China, Turkiye, Belarus and other countries. The exhibitors include both our long-standing partners and newcomers ready to replace Western European companies that have left. 

The Plenary Meeting on the Priority Areas for the Development of the Machine Tool Industry was organised by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Industry Project Management Centre, and EXPOCENTRE AO. 

Mikhail Ivanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia

There is no doubt that the technological sovereignty of our country depends on the development of the machine tool industry. Therefore, one of the priority areas of our work today is to meet the increased demand for high-tech equipment. The industry has approached this milestone with good results. Since 2020 production has almost doubled, and today we produce machine tool products worth more than 60 billion rubles. The increase was 25% in 2022 alone. Watch the broadcast>>

The 1st National Forum for Industrial Cooperation and System Engineering took place within the show. The event was organised by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly with the chambers of commerce and industry of Rostov, Yaroslavl and Orel oblasts, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Council on Industrial Development and Competitiveness of the Russian Economy, the National Partnership for Subcontracting Development, the Association of Metalworking Enterprises, and EXPOCENTRE AO.

The event was attended by more than 250 heads of regional industrial enterprises, representatives of authorities, support institutions, and chambers of commerce and industry.

Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kurochkin read out a welcome address from the Cambers President Sergey Katyrin stressing that the expansion and strengthening of production and technological cooperation between industrial enterprises at the regional, national and international levels is becoming a priority in the activities of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Today the Chamber has become one of the initiators of creating a system to support industrial cooperation projects of the enterprises of the EAEU member states.

The forums participants included Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Alexey Besprozvannykh, First Deputy Chair at the State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Local Self-Government Sergey Morozov, President at the Rosspetsmash Association and Chair at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Council on Industrial Development and Competitiveness of the Russian Economy Konstantin Babkin, Director General at the Institute for Public-Private Planning Elena Antipina, and Vice-President at the Yaroslavl Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President at the National Partnership for Subcontracting Development Alexander Fedorov.

The forum's sections discussed the role of systems engineering in achieving the goals of rapid technological growth of the Russian economy, the problems of building inter-regional cooperation infrastructure, and sectoral and technological aspects of building interstate cooperation links within the EAEU. Watch the broadcast>>

The Subcontract Exchange was the platform for finding production cooperation partners, which was attended by 18 customers from 13 Russian regions and 48 suppliers from 36 Russian regions. In total, more than 240 business negotiations related to the subcontracting system were held. The Exchange will continue its work at the next edition of Metalloobrabotka in 2024.

During the forum, a cooperation agreement was signed between EXPOCENTRE AO and the Yaroslavl Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aimed not only at attracting the region to EXPOCENTRE's exhibitions, but also at developing activities related to congresses and exhibitions in the region. The agreement was signed by signed by Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO Alexey Vyalkin and President at the Yaroslavl Chamber of Commerce and Industry Natalya Rogotskaya.

The first nationwide cross-industry Networking Fair hosted presentations of manufacturing companies from Russia and the EAEU countries, and direct short talks in the Business Speed-Dating format. The fairs participants came from many regions of Russia to present their products and services, expand business contacts, and find potential business partners and clients.

The Workshop on Creating, Developing and Selecting a Franchise as a New Business Direction was held within the 1st National Forum for Industrial Cooperation and System Engineering.

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Industry Project Management Centre, Stankin Moscow State University of Technology and EXPOCENTRE AO hold the Panel on Technological Sovereignty: Human Resources for the Machine Tool Industry and the Defence Industry.

Representative of the Machine Tool Building and Heavy Engineering Department of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Khairula Dzhamaldinov considers the provision of highly qualified personnel for the machine tool industry and the defence industry a key task for the state.

Rector at Stankin Moscow State University of Technology Vladimir Serebrenny elaborated on training for the industry.

Experts from the Russian Ministry of Education, the country's leading technical universities and companies that need skilled engineering workforce also took part in the discussion.

The Conference on Development of Russian Manufacturers of Machine-tool Products in the Current Environment. State Support for the Industry was devoted to the current state support mechanisms for the machine tool industry. The event was organised by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Industry Project Management Centre, and EXPOCENTRE AO. 

Advisor to the Machine Tool Industry Development Group of the Machine Tool Building and Heavy Engineering Department of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Georgy Zherebyatyev spoke in detail about main support mechanisms and drew the attention of the representatives of the machine tool industry to the fact that in Russia it is legally forbidden to purchase imported equipment in a situation when an analogue is produced in this country.

The conference participants discussed practical issues relating to the use of support measures for the machine tool industry and the prospects for their further development. 

Other events held by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Industry Project Management Centre and EXPOCENTRE AO were

  • Conference on the Advantages of Using Russian CNC Systems

  • Panel on Demonstration of the Latest Developments from Russian Manufacturers of Machine Tool Products

  • Panel on the Problems Arising from the Confirmation of Production on the Territory of the Russian Federation and Ways of Solving Them 

The Panel on the Prospects for Digital Production and Development of Cooperation in Metalworking and Mechanical Engineering, organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, the CKTI Moscow Branch and the Association of Digital Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, was devoted to priorities for digital transformation and smart manufacturing in machine tool building and metalworking.

Deputy Director at the IT Industry Development Department of the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Aleksey Dorozhko outlined the situation with the development of digital technologies in this country and the extent of their penetration in various spheres of production. He also presented the measures of state support provided by his ministry.

The participants discussed the main development trends, standards, solutions for creating smart production and digital enterprises, problems of regulatory, technical and methodological support for digital transformation processes, and issues of training and retraining of executive staff for digital transformation.

The Association for Additive Technologies Development had its own group stand and held a number of events:

  • Panel on Additive Technologies in Russia: Ideas Take Shape

  • Panel on Science, Human Resources, the Future

  • Panel on the Current Mechanisms of State Support for Development of the Additive Manufacturing Industry as Instruments of Technological Sovereignty

  • Scientific Workshop on Direct Laser Growing: Technological Possibilities and Development Prospects 

The conference programme also included

  • Conference on Industrial Robotics (organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, the Russian Association of Robotics (RAR)

  • Conference on the Best Practices for Improving the Efficiency of Production and Vocational Education Systems (organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, M-Teck)

  • 7th International Conference on Industrial Lubricants and Fluids in Metallurgy, Metal Processing and Machine Building (organised by RPI International)

  • Conference on What Is More Beneficial: Repairing a Machine Tool or Buying a New One? Export Advice (organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, Stanki-Expo)

  • Panel on the Contribution of Science to Technological and Cultural Sovereignty (dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences) (organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, Stankin Moscow State University of Technology) 

We are looking forward to seeing you at Metalloobrabotka 2024 at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow3, Russia, from 20 through 24 May 2024.

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Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO