REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF
XVIІ INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FORUM ‑ 2018
(20 ‑ 23.11.2018, Kyiv, IEC)
On November 20th ‑ 23rd at the International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarsky Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine) XVІІ International Industrial Forum took place. This significant annual event since 2005 has been included to the list of the world's leading industrial exhibitions officially certified and recognized by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).
International Exhibition Centre expresses sincere gratitude to the participating factories, companies, research institutions and specialized media for their contributions to the image of International Industrial Forum as the main expo event of the year in the domain of machine‑building and related industries.
352 exhibitors demonstrated products and technologies from 32 world countries on the exposition space of more than 22 000 sq.m. Forum was attended by 12 345 professional visitors.
The First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine ‑ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Mr. Stepan I. Kubiv led the official opening ceremony of the International Industrial Forum and, together with other honorary guests, visited the booths of the of the Ukrainian machine‑building enterprises.
Domestic manufacturers in the metal processing sector: Avantis Production&Trade Company (Zhytomyr), Sumy Plant Energomach, MIOS Company (Drohobych, Lviv region), JC MOTOR SICH (Zaporizhzhya), Khmelnitsky Press‑Forging Equipment Launching Plant "Prigma‑Press", Nova Vodolaga Abrasive Plant (Kharkiv region), Chernigiv Mechanical Plant, YAVIR company (Korsun‑Shevchenkivsky, Cherkasy region) and others decently represented their developments at the booths. Beside the machinery supply, the market displays the demand of metal‑cutting and other metalworking services, which have been offered by the constant exhibitors PE Inter‑Plus (TM Lenker, Bila Tserkva, Kyiv region), Iskrostan Ltd. (Kyiv), Storozhuk Ltd (TM UaStal, Kyiv), Technologies of Growth Ltd. (Kyiv), Engineering&Technology Centre Technopolice (Kyiv) and other companies. The topic of measuring instruments and industrial automation was developed by diversity of own achievements and imported technologies from Aronis‑Coding Systems Ltd., DSM‑Trade Ltd. (Kyiv), Etalon‑Prylad Ltd. (Kharkiv), Information Technologies CADS Ltd., CSC‑Automation Ltd., Kugel Ltd., Macrolab Ltd., Micra Ltd., (Kyiv), Microl Ltd., Refit Ltd. (Ivano‑Frankivsk), Novotest Ltd. (Novomoskovsk, Dnipropetrovsk region), Regmik R&D company (Chernigiv), Skloprylad Ltd., Union of Business Automation (Kyiv) and other companies. Among manufacturers of hoisting and transporting and storehouse equipment it is desirable to admit Kyiv Crane Machinery Plant LLC, Krankomplekt Plant (Zaporizhzhya), Olexandria Crane Systems Ltd., Olexandria Hoisting&Transporting Equipment Plant Ltd. (Kirovograd region), Promtechconstruction Research and Production Small Private Enterprise (Kramatorsk) and many other production and development companies.
Laser processing machinery has been presented even in a greater extent compared to the last year. Laser machining centres for various purposes were displayed at the booths of SE Abplanalp Ukraine (Kyiv), Engineering department ALISTA of Dnipropolymermash Plant JSC (Dnipro), El‑Sel Group Ltd. (Kyiv), MachEnTech Ltd. (Kyiv), Storozhuk Ltd., Sphera‑Techno Ltd. (Kyiv), Teslaweld Ltd. (Kharkiv). Aramis company (Cherkasy) complemented its double‑stand exposition of laser machinery by a conference with a special guest ‑ an expert from nLIGHT company (the USA).
Industrial tools exposition pleasantly impressed the audience with a wide range of best‑in‑class trademarks of products at the stands of permanent and new participants: Doss Instrument, ZCC Cutting Tools Europe (Germany), AV Polystar Ltd. (Kharkiv), Grand‑Service Technical Centre (Dnipro), Golden Fleece, Ukraine, Industrial Company Ltd. (Kyiv), Kozak Tools Engineering Company (Zaporizhzhya), Komkor VKP Ltd. (Dnipro), Microtech Private R&D Company (Kharkiv), Pneumomaster PE (Kyiv), Praktika Ukraine Ltd., Seco Tools Ukraine Ltd. (Dnipro), Smoxh Ukraine Ltd. (Melitopol, Zaporizhzhya region), Stankoinstrumentimport Ltd. (Kyiv), Status‑S Ltd., Centre of Innovation Technologies LM Ltd. (Dnipro), Shlif Ltd. (Kharkiv) and other manufacturers and suppliers of industrial tools.
World brands of metal‑working equipment and machine‑building technologies were presented in the form of full‑scale samples at stands of foreign participants and leading Ukrainian dealers ‑ Batex Ltd. (Kyiv), VariUs Engineering&Technical Centre (Dnipro), Verstattechservice Ltd. (Kyiv), Galsoft‑Service Ltd. (Lviv), Hydraulics‑Trade Ltd. (Melitopol, Zaporizhzhya region), Delta‑Modern TechnologiesL td., DTM‑Engineering (Dnipro), Imperia Metalov Ltd (Kharkiv), Power Belt Ltd. (Mukachevo, Zakarpattya region), Sodicom‑Dnipro PE (Kyiv), Stan‑Komplekt JV Ltd. (Kyiv), Stankopromimport SPA (Kharkiv), Tool‑Engineering Ltd. (Dnipro), TBS Group Ltd., Toolpress‑Techno Ltd. (Kyiv), Yuzhstankomash Ltd. (Pavlograd, Dnipropetrovsk region) as well as many other companies. Interesting and comprehensive were the presentations of advanced European machine‑building technologies at the booths of constant exhibitors ‑ Alfleth Engineering AG (Switzerland), Colla SIA (Latvia), Galika AG (Switzerland), Gertner Service GmbH (Germany), Hermle WWE AG (Switzerland), Kipp Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland), Knuth Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (Germany), Kraft Powercon Sweden AB (Sweden), Pivatic OY (Finland), TL Technology AG (Switzerland) and many others.
It should be noted that the scale and saturation of collective exhibitions of manufacturing enterprises from China, the Czech Republic and Turkey increased this year and contained a significant number of machinery samples, in particular, the decoration of enterprises from Turkey became the laser processing center from Ermaksan company.
For the first time after several years at the stand of the permanent exhibitor "Topstar" company (Dnipro) the equipment of TM Z‑MaT and PRIMINER Machine was presented.
The successful debut at the exhibition was a demonstration of equipment of the Japanese brand KITIGAWA at the stand of the Dnipro Special Equipment Plant.
A strong interest was exacted by "Sphera‑Techno" Ltd. (Kyiv) booth, which presented the TruLaser 3030 laser cutting system with a disc laser TRUMPF, the TruBend press‑forming press TRUMPF, as well as the new generation of DMG MORI machines.
Specialized exhibition "UkrWelding" was even more rich and dynamic, compared to the previous year. Every day the stands of the Ukrainian and foreign participants were buzzing with activity: numerous guests watched the manipulation of welding equipment, high‑tech robots, got acquainted with the latest technologies and materials, innovative solutions for welding, plasma cutting, surface treatment and related technologies. The companies Afran (Turkey), SciTeex Sp. z o. o. (Poland), KT Ukraine Ltd., Jasic Ukraine Ltd., Zvariuvannya Ltd. (Kyiv), Idel PE (Odesa), Linde GasUkraine PJSC (Dnipro), Oliver Ltd. (Bilorus), Svarkom Ltd. (Kyiv), Favoryt‑AM PE (Lviv), Fronius Ukraine Ltd. (Kyiv region) and many others demonstrated the operation of the modern equipment and the innovative materials to the wide professional audience.
Considerable number of plasma metal cutting equipment was presented at the stands of Ukrainian manufacturing companies Artil Ltd. (Mykolaiv), Effect‑Energy Ltd. (Ivano‑Frankivsk), Zont ALC, Stankoservice‑Yug Ltd. and Techmach Research&Production Private Enterprise (Odesa), Favoryt‑AM PE (Lviv).
Robotic complexes at the exhibition stands of the companies EUROBOTS (Spain), Binzel Ukraine GmbH (Kyiv region), Investments and Growth Ltd. (Kyiv), CB Robotics Engineering Ltd. (Kyiv region), Summit Ltd. (Dnipro), Standard‑Pack Ltd. (Kyiv region), Techvagonmach Research and Production company Ltd. (Kremenchug, Poltava region), Triada Ltd. Co. (Zaporizhzhya), Fanuc Ukraine Ltd. (Kyiv) gathered a respectable audience of specialists, which clearly indicates a tendency to update production facilities in the industry in the nearest future.
It is pleasant to note that every year the domestic enterprises‑leaders of the industry find the opportunity to demonstrate their developments and find new partners at the exhibition: Vistec Machine‑building Plant PJSC (Bakhmut, Donetsk region), Vitapolice Ltd. (Kyiv region), Donmet Ltd, Autogenous Equipment Plant Ltd. (Kramatorsk, Donetsk region), Energy Welding Ltd. (Zaporizhzhya), Sumy‑Electrode Ltd., Techvagonmach Research and Production company Ltd. (Kremenchug, Poltava region), Pilot plant of welding equipment (PPWE) under The E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute (Kyiv), Zont ALC (Odesa), Promavtosvarka R&D Centre (Mariupol, Donetsk region) and others.
Participants of the specialized exhibition "Hydraulics. Pneumatics. Bearings" has traditionally presented the whole range of drive and compressor technologies, gearboxes, pneumatic and pumping equipment, bearings and components for domestic and world manufacturers for virtually all industries. Bearings of all kinds were displayed at the booths of Autoprompidshypnyk Ltd. (Kharkiv), Bas‑Agro Ltd. (Cherkasy), Victoria Ltd., Galpidshypnyk Ltd. (Kyiv), Irbis Trading House, Cominpro Ltd., UPEC‑Trading Ltd. (Kharkiv) and many other companies. Industrial drives of world‑famous brands, such as Bibus, Getriebebau NORD, Motovario, SEW‑EURODRIVE, STM, Oztekfen Reduktor, Polat Group Reduktor Yilmaz Reduktor etc. have been an ornament of the exposition. The topic of drive technologies is harmonically combined with a wide assortment of lubricating materials and industrial chemicals from famous trademarks presented at the booths of Invent Group Ltd. (Mariupol, Donetsk region), Mile Ltd., Industrial Oils I.L.S. Trading House, Techno‑Group Ltd., Unichem Ltd. (Kyiv), Fluid Cool Ltd. (Kharkiv) and others. Industrial air preparation equipment of the highest quality was displayed at the booths of Atlas Copco Ukraine Ltd., Dalgakiran Compressor Ukraine Ltd., Kaeser Compressoren Ltd., Compressors International Ltd., SigmaEngineering Ltd. and others. Modern hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum equipment was clearly presented at the stands of Bondioli&Pavesi Ukraine Ltd. (Ternopil), Vacuum Technology Ltd., Hennlich Ukraine Ltd., Hydropress Power Hydraulics Ltd., Hydrohouse Ltd., Eurotech Ltd., Camozzi Ltd., Metal Work Ukraine Ltd., Pneumotec Corporation, Robert Bosch Ltd., SK‑Trading Group Ltd., Festo SE, Kharkiv External Trading Company Motorimpex and many other exhibitors.
Specialized exhibition "Hoisting and Transporting, Storehouse Equipment", beside the booths of constant exhibitors Vira‑Service Intermach Ltd. (Olexandria, Kirovograd region), Enerprof Group, Europromkolesa Ltd. (Kyiv), Skladska Technika Ltd. (Kyiv), Tokopodvod&Electroprivod Company (Kharkiv), Fregat Ltd. (Dnipro) and others saturated with high‑quality professional products, was accompanied with a live demonstration of loaders' operation from Demix Ltd. (Dnipro).
Overalls, special footwear, means of individual and collective protection as an integral part of any industrial production, were adequately represented at the stands of the exhibitors from Kyiv: AV‑Pharma Ltd., Vostok‑Service Ltd., Insight Ltd., Consafety Ltd., Professional Safety Ltd., Talanlegprom Ltd., as well as the newcomers of this year ‑ Viva‑Trade Ltd. (Cherkasy), Rubizh‑Tex Ltd. (Rubizhne, Lugansk region), Standard R&D company (Dnipro). The exposition was harmonically complimented by the seminars focused on labour safety, which were organized every day of the exhibition by the representatives of professional media "Okhorona Pratsi" ("Labour Protection") and "Promyslova Bezpeka" ("Industrial Safety"), which have been very popular within the audience. It is encouraging to observe that the importance of "Industrial Safety" topic is better and better realized by the enterprises' profile officials due to broadening of the assortment of professional industrial protection goods displayed at the booths.
Within the bounds of the International Industrial Forum ‑ 2018 a number of scientific and practical seminars and conferences devoted to the latest industrial technologies, automation of production and quality control took place: "Use of Festo Products in Production Automation. Novelties." (Festo SE), "Modern Non‑Destructive Testing Technologies and Possibilities of Their Use in Industry", "Development of methods and new technical means of non‑destructive testing and diagnostics of the state of materials and products of long‑term operation" (Ukrainian Society for Non‑Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics, E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute), "Presentation of CAD / CAM‑systems of Vero Software Company for Solving Problems of Production of Equipment, Processing of Sheet and Billet Metal and Others" (Soft‑Engineering Ltd.), seminar "Energy Efficient Equipment "Dalgakiran" for Machine Building Enterprises" (Dalgakiran Compressor Ukraine Ltd.), conference "Innovation and Better Integration into the Higher Education Institutions' Market" (Association of Industrial Automation Enterprises of Ukraine (AIAEU), movement "Industry 4.0 in Ukraine", Directorate of Innovation and Technology Transfer MOES+), Seminar‑meeting "State and Development Prospects of the Foundry Industry in Ukraine" (Association of Foundrymen of Ukraine, Institute of Physics and Technology of metals and alloys, NAS of Ukraine), II International scientific and practical conference "Modern Mechatronic Automation Systems for Industrial Technological Processes" (Information Technology and Natural Sciences Department of Kyiv Cooperative Institute of Business and Law).
Assessing the qualitative and quantitative content of the exhibition, the activity of exhibitors and visitors, it is possible to conclude that International Industrial Forum was and remains the main place of the annual meeting for professionals in the machine‑building industry.
XVІІ International Industrial Forum showed the following statistic results:
Organizers express their thankfulness to all participants
of specialized exhibitions and hope for the next meeting in 2019!