Post Show Report Metalloobrabotka 2017

24 / 05 / 2017

18th edition of the International Exhibition for Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Metalworking Industry

Metalloobrabotka is Russias major trade show of global machine tool industry and state-of-the-art metalworking technology. It brings together leading manufacturers, suppliers and dealers from around the world.

Dates: 15-19 May 2017

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organized by Expocentre AO, Stankoinstrument Russian Association of Machine-Tool Manufacturers

Supported by Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Council of the Federation of the Russian Federal Assembly, Russian Engineering Union

Auspices of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Partner of Metalloobrabotka 2017: Intehnika OOO

Sponsor of registration: Finval Group

Logos: UFI, RUEF

Exhibition area: 39,500 sq m

Exhibitors: 1,042 companies

Foreign exhibitors (500+): Alfleth Engineering AG, Amada, Balluff GmbH, Bystronic Laser AG, DMG MORI, Galika AG,  Grob Werke, Handtmann, Hoffmann Group, Emag ECM, Junker, KNUTH, Mazak, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Sandvik Coromant, Starragh Group, TL Technology, Trumpf, Willemin Macodel, BLM Group, Danobat, etc. 

Russian exhibitors (500+): STAN Group, Kovrov Electromechanical Plant, Lipetsk Machine Tool Plant, Aurora Mashzavod, StankoMashStroy, Sverdlovsk Instrumental Plant, SASTA, TBC Stankozavod, Moskovskii Instrumentalny Zavod, MSZ-Salut, Technika Vladimirsky Stankostroitelny Zavod, NIIizmereniya, Kirovgrad Hard Alloys Plant, Tyazhpressmash, etc.

Attendance: 31,432 professional visitors

Countries: 33  

Country pavilions and group stands were presented by industry associations such as VDW (Germany), SWISSMEM (Switzerland), SST (Czech Republic), UCIMU (Italy), TAMI (China, Taiwan), CMTBA (China), and KOMMA (Republic of Korea). The Belarus pavilion was organized by the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus. Machine building associations (UK), MIB (Turkey), JMTBA (Japan), AFM (Spain), IMTMA (India) took part in the exhibition as well.

Types of products on display:

  • Integrated technologies based on high-performance machines, tools, and equipment for upgrade of factories: metal-cutting and metal-forming machinery, foundry and welding equipment; surface treatment and coating equipment, tools, materials and technologies; metal-cutting tools, control and measuring machinery, instruments and tools
  • Accessories, equipment, components, tooling, hardware and software
  • Repair and modernization of equipment, spare parts and services
  • Development of modern information CALS-technologies
  • Materials for metalworking
  • Subcontracts. Investment and innovation projects
  • Scientific and research papers and information. Advertising in metalworking industry.

Show highlights

1.     During the exhibition the Moscow City Government and Niles-Simmons-Hegenscheidt (NSH), Germany, signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed by Moscow Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Natalia Sergunina, CEO of Niles-Simmons-Hegenscheidt and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NSH RUSS OOO John Oliver Naumann, and General Director of NSH RUSS OOO Ildar Kadyrov. 

Trade shows like Metalloobrabotka help us keep developing, establishing new contacts and signing new contracts, which is very important for the citys economy, said Natalia Sergunina.

2.     First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Gleb Nikitin visited the event and took part in the signing ceremony of the Memorandum on Cooperation between the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg and BeAM Machines (France) at the stand of the Centre of Laser Technologies and the signing of a number of contracts at the STAN stand.   

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade pays much attention to this exhibition. We would like to thank the organizers for their continuous efforts to increase the number of participants. We will continue to support this event, said Mr. Nikitin.

3.     The visit of the official delegation of Switzerland headed by President of the National Council Jürg Stahl. Read more>>

4.     General Director of Expocentre Sergey Bednov had a meeting with Secretary General of the Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association (JMTBA) Masayoshi Amano. Participation of Japanese companies in Metalloobrabotka offers more opportunities for cooperation. Read more>>

5.     More than 70 Chinese machine builders occupied a separate pavilion. It proves that the Chinese-Russian cooperation is breaking a new ground. Read more>>

6.     Vocational education and training of highly qualified personnel was once again in the focus of attention. The traditional Science, Vocational Education and Production Section featured leading universities and colleges which introduced programs on integration of educational process.

7.     The Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions project, aimed at minimizing counterfeit products showcased at exhibitions, was continued.  

8.     Expocentre and Next Business Media arranged the Metalloobrabotka Media Centre and issued the daily bulletin deMetallo.Daily (Russian only) to inform about new products and events held at the exhibition. Web versions of the daily are available here.

9.     The press tour during the first day of the exhibition visited the stands of Sandvik Coromfmant, ATM Group, Delta-Test and Rosmark-Steel.

Associated events

1.     The 7th International Forum on Modern Trends in Technologies and Design of Metalworking Equipment was organized by the Stankoinstrument Association and Expocentre AO.

2.     The first Consultation Session of the Russian Export Center about Export Support for Metalworking Industry was organized by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russian Export Center and Expocentre AO.  

3.     The International Forum on Digital Machinery Production: Problems and Solutions was organized by Moscow State Technological University Stankin and Expocentre AO jointly with the Russian Engineering Union, Stankoinstrument Association, and the Office for Development and Exchanges in the Italian Embassy in Russia (ICE). Participants represented Italy, Czechia, Poland, Spain and Russia. The forum included an award ceremony for students winning in The Best Innovative Metalworking Project 2017 competition. The eight winners got an offer to undergo a training in Europe.

4.     A series of educational workshops devoted to digital production and automation for high-school students and teachers of supplementary education, and the International school for young scientists and professionals in robotics, manufacturing technology and automation were organized by the Moscow State Technological University Stankin.    

5.     The Conference on Industry 4.0 in Metalworking was organized by Next Business Media and Sandvik Coromant.

6.     The Virtual Reality press conference of Taiwan mechine builders such as Apec, Accutex, Delta, Feeler, Hiwin, Kova, Victor Taichung, YCM, and Tongtai. See more (Russian only)>>

7.     A series of technical conferences (Russian only)  by Bosch Rexroth.

More on associated events>>.


Denis Manturov, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade

Over the recent three years, we have seen significant changes in the metalworking industry. It is on the rise now. As new production facilities are open, the dependence on import is decreasing, new products are designed and manufactured, and the demand for Russian-made goods is growing. Our companies gain a reputation of being reliable contractors for any demanding customer. The associated events of Metalloobrabotka 2017 will cover many relevant industry issues.

Georgiy Samodurov, President of the Stankoinstrument Association

Thanks to the industrial policy adopted by Russia, many foreign companies have started considering opening their manufacturing facilities in this country by creating joint ventures. For instance, DMG MORI opened a machine-tool plant in Ulyanovsk in 2016.

Yves Rossier, Ambassador of Switzerland in the Russian Federation  

There are very strong industrial traditions in Switzerland that is why trade shows like this one are very important for us. People tend to think we have only banks and chocolate but it is not true. Our manufacturing industries, including the machine-tool one, are very strong. The importance of the Russian market is obvious. Just look at the number of Swiss exhibitors who have come to this event. Its not the first time either. The participating companies evaluate the event themselves. It means this market is very important for them. The exhibitors see an opportunity to find new partners. Today, the political difficulties hinder the business. They hope that the tensions between Russia and the rest of Europe will decline.  The majority of Swiss exhibitors are small or medium businesses that present the latest technologies. They are happy to have a Swiss national pavilion where they can show their unique technologies.

Klaus Kräher, General Sales Manager, Niles-Simmons-Hegenscheidt

Weve been participating in Metalloobrabotka for over 15 years. We started working on the Russian market a long time ago, before the reunification of Germany. This market is very important for us. Wed like to continue our cooperation with Russia. We hold many meaningful talks during the exhibition. In particular, we signed an agreement with the Moscow City Government on opening manufacturing facilities in the Moscow region. We are looking forward to meeting both old and new customers at Metalloobrabotka 2018.

Aleksandr Osutin, Business Development Director, Rosmark-Steel

Our first time at Metalloobrabotka was 20 years ago in 1997. Today we are happy to see our partners who have come from Australia, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, China, Taiwan, and other countries. Metalloobrabotka is a professionally managed trade show. There are almost no random people here. In the recent years, visitors have clear ideas of what they are looking for and what types of solutions they need for their enterprises. People even show their blueprints and drawings, and we try to help them.

Sergey Matveev, General Director, Kosco

Every year we are trying to show something new. That is why the atmosphere created by Expocentre at Metalloobrabotka is very important because we have to feel comfortable and do our job. Surprisingly, this year our horizontal bandsaw made in Russia has generated particular interest despite inexpensive Chinese and European machinery also exhibited at the show. We are even thinking about exporting it. Metalloobrabotka has our target audience. Its a big plus. We have an opportunity to network with our clients and not some random people.

The next edition of Metalloobrabotka will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, on 1418 May 2018.

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