REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF
XVIІІ INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FORUM
(19 ‑ 22.11.2019, Kyiv, IEC)
On November 19‑22 at the International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarskyi Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine) XVІІІ International Industrial Forum took place. It's the mostsignificant annual machine‑building event in Ukraine. Since 2005 Forum 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).
The organizer of the Forum ‑ International Exhibition Center ‑ is grateful to the enterprises, companies, scientific institutions, professional media for their participation in the International Industrial Forum year after year, as well as to all the specialists who attended the exhibition and related conferences, for their joint sufficient work during these four days.
The number of participants of the International Industrial Forum ‑ 2019 made up 383 companies, who presented products and technologies from 31 country. The total space exceeded 23 000 sq. m, Forum was attended by 12 547 professional visitors.
Special thanks should be given to the partners from Turkey and the Czech Republic for the organization of official stands of manufacturers; in particular, this year it's the first time that equipment in action has been displayed at the booth of the Czech Republic. In general, the international component of participants and visitors of the event has increased significantly this year, which gives grounds for an optimistic view on the further development of Ukraine's industrial potential and its external economic relations.
For the eighteenth year in succession, International Industrial Forum is an opportunity for the management and specialists of Ukrainian enterprises to become fully acquainted with the world's novelties in the domain of mechanical engineering and related industries.
Ukrainian machine‑building industry was decently represented at the booths of production enterprises ‑ constant participants, both with machinery, like: Avantis Production&Trade Company, Chernigiv Mechanical Plant, Sumy Plant Energomach, MIOS Company, Khmelnitsky Press‑Forging Equipment Launching Plant "Prigma‑Press", Stan Group Plus, Tandem, as well as with individual engineering services like: Growing Technology, Inter Plus (TM Lenker), Iskrostan, Korsal, Kverb, Storozhuk (TM UaStal), Technopolice Engineering&Technical Centre Verstattechservice and other enterprises. The companies, who brightly showed their newest developments and imported products in the domain of measuring instruments and industrial automation, were CSC‑Automation, CADS Information Technologies, Chemlaborreactive, DSM‑Trade, Kugel, Macrolab, Micra, Novotest, Regmik, Refit, Spetstekhvymiryuvach, Business Automators' Union and others. Particularly enjoyable was meeting the representatives of the machine‑building complex of the Republic of Belarus, who returned to participation in the Forum after a break and expressed their desire to make interesting proposals to the audience of Ukrainian customers: Belorussian Machine‑Tools, Lean‑Concept Engineering Centre, Oliver, Krasny Borets Plant, PolesyeElectroMach.
For the first time innovative technologies for production and business have been presented in Kyiv by the new foreign exhibitors: Arketype Laser (France), Colorficio Damiani (Italy), Mobicam (Poland), Antara (Latvia), Eljunga (Latvia), Elmarco Lighting Technology (Poland), Pilous‑Pasove Pily (Czechia), Proinvest Group SRL (Romania), TOP Automazioni (Italy), Tvareci Stroje (Czechia), Yunako Company (Japan), Zopf Bending Machines (Germany) and others.
As always, the exposition of technologies and equipment for metalworking and high‑precision metal‑cutting tools was impressively rich and technologically advanced. In particular, the booth of VariUs Engineering Centre, which introduced the world's top manufacturers of metalworking equipment, has traditionally been of great interest, with its metalworking machinery brands DOOSAN, LOCH, metal‑cutting tools TaeguTec, Iscar, Maija, measuring tools ALPA‑I.D.F, auxiliaries SWISSTOOLS and special software for CNC machine‑tools ESPRIT, CIMCO, and equipment efficiency monitoring system of their own design. Beside that, during the exhibition, the specialists of VariUs introduced the methods of manufacture optimization with the help of IT‑solutions in the sphere "Industry 4.0" to the management of industrial enterprises from among the visitors.
Sheet bending presses, guillotine shears and laser metal cutting machine of the world‑famous brand BAYKAL (the official dealer in Ukraine ‑ Galsoft‑Service company, Lviv) have premiered at the exhibition in 2019.
Permanent exhibitor, Kyiv‑based company Sfera‑Techno, has extensively presented the original new equipment from European manufacturers: the TRUMPF laser cutting system of Swiss production; DMG MORI precision milling machines with direct measuring systems on all axes, which is a precondition for accurate processing; flexible press which can control the parameters during the process and ensure bending accuracy; hand tools, a new innovative SolidCAM package for optimizing cutting process parameters.
Another participant, Aramis company, who annually gathers a huge audience around their booth, this time came with a new two‑beam laser complex of the OptiTech FD budget series and a professional laser complex of the ARAMIS AFX‑PRO series, as well as with the process automation systems ‑ from EasyLoader manual loading system, to the fully automatic ProLifter loading‑unloading system aimed at improving the economic performance.
The Italian company Top Automazioni s.r.l., world‑renowned manufacturer of automatic CNC lathes, first introduced its products to Ukrainian professional audience at the International Industrial Forum ‑ 2019.
One of the most active annual participants ‑ the Alista Machine Tools Center ‑ showed a high‑tech CNC laser cutting machine and a sheet bending press from the famous Turkish manufacturer Durmazlar.
Target audience of specialized exhibitions "Hydraulics. Pneumatics" and "Bearings" noted the emergence of the new brands in Ukrainian market, as well as the abundance of high quality products for the widest range of needs, like drive technologies from Getriebebau NORD, Polat Group Reduktor, Rossi, Yilmaz Reduktor and others; hydraulic systems from Hansa‑Flex Ltd., Hydrohouse, Ltd., Motorimpex External Trading Company, Robert Bosch Ltd., Tubes Ltd and many other companies; pneumatic equipment and pneumatic tools: Camozzi Ltd., LD Invest Ltd., Pneumotec Corporation, etc.; industrial compressors: Alpha‑Matic Ltd., Atemluft‑Gas Technik Ltd., Atlas Copco Ltd., Industrial Systems Ltd., Kaeser Compressoren Ltd., Compressor International Ltd., Sigmatek Ukraine Ltd and others; large selection of bearing products of well‑known global brands from regular participants ‑ Galpidshypnyk Trading House, Irbis Trading House, Rolimpex Ltd. and other suppliers. Especially noteworthy is the appearance within the "Bearings" exposition of such well‑known companies as Baltic Bearing Company (Latvia), Italcuscinetti S.p.A. (Italy), KG Bearing (India), ZKL Bearings CZ (Czechia). As usual, the inseparable part of the introduced product assortment were lubricating materials and industrial chemicals from Industrial Oils I.L.S.Trading House, Inoil Service Ltd., Fluid Cool Ltd., Mykolaiv Factory of Lubricating and Filtering Equipment, Techno‑Group Ltd., Unichem Ltd., Unil Lubricants (Belgium) and other participants.
The main exposition site for specialists in the fields of welding, cutting, surface treatment and related technologies in Ukraine ‑ specialized exhibition "UkrWelding" ‑ as always attracted the active interest of its guests. The work was humming daily at the booths of regular and new participants: Lorch Schweisstechnik, TG Technika, Binzel Ukraine GmbH, WTC Ltd., Jasic Ukraine Ltd., Dnipro‑M Ltd., Favoryt‑AM Private Enterprise, Fronius Ukraine Ltd., Idel Private Enterprise, Oliver Ltd., Sammit Ltd., Starki Industry Ltd., Teslaweld Ltd. and numerous other companies. It is very gratifying to admit that every year the domestic enterprises‑leaders of the industry find the opportunity to demonstrate their developments and find new partners at the exhibition: Donmet Ltd, Autogenous Equipment Plant Ltd., Pilot plant of welding equipment (PPWE) under The E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, Promavtosvarka R&D Centre, Sumy‑Electrode Ltd., Techvagonmach Research and Production company Ltd., Techmach Ltd., Vistec Machine‑building Plant PJS, Vitapolice Ltd., Zont ALC and others.
XIII Open Competition of Welders' Proficiency "The Golden Cup of Benardos ‑ 2019" took place within the bounds of the exhibition. Its participants demonstrated their skills to a wide audience and received well‑deserved awards.
It is a pleasure to admit that specialized exhibition "Hoisting and Transporting, Storehouse Equipment" exceeded its size in comparison to the previous years. Its constant exhibitors consider their participation as a good investment to the future of their businesses. Manufacturers and dealers of foreign companies presented their products at the exhibition: Demix Ltd., Europromkolesa Ltd., Eurotech Ltd., Fregat Ltd., Hyster Ltd., Ketten Ltd., Kozak+ Ltd., Krankomplekt Plant R&D Company Ltd, Kyiv Handling Machinery Plant Ltd, Olexandria Hoisting&Transporting Equipment Plant Ltd., Promtechconstruction Research and Production Small Private Enterprise, Rud‑Spanset Ukraine Ltd., Skif‑Invest Ltd., Skladska Technika Ltd. (ТМ Blickle), SNB Company Ltd., Torwegge GmbH, Ukrpromtorg Ltd., Vira‑Service Intermach Ltd., Zeus Ltd. and others.
As always, an important component of the Forum's exposition was the specialized exhibition "Industrial Safety", with overalls, work footwear, personal and collective protection means, equipment for working at the altitude and in unfavorable conditions were well presented at the stands of ТМ Protectonic, Bezpeka‑Complex Ltd., Dniproshkirhalantereya Ltd., Delta Plus Ukraine Ltd., Insait Ltd., Professional Safety Ltd., Talanlegprom Ltd., Technical Filter Materials Ltd., Trade way Ltd., Ua Safety Ltd and others.
The concomitant program of events of International industrial Forum ‑ 2019 included scientific and practical seminars and conferences devoted to the latest industrial technologies, automation of production and industrial safety took place, namely: IX National Scientific and Technical Conference «Non‑Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics: UkrNDT‑2019 (Ukrainian Society for Non‑Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics, E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), seminar "Warehouse Security: Risks and their Prevention" (magazine "Emergency Situation+"), workshop "Implementing Risk Management in Industrial Enterprises" (production and practical journal "Bezpeka Pratsi" ("Labor Protection"), practical seminar "Food Safety on HACCP Principles: Standardization, Certification, Marking" (Online Media LLC), seminar "Protect Yourself, Protect Your Business" ("Biznes I Bezpeka" ("Business and Security") editorship), seminar "Collaboration of Experts, Business and Government as a Driving Force of Industry 4.0" (Association of Industrial Automation Enterprises of Ukraine (APPAU), Industry 4.0 Movement in Ukraine, Directorate for Innovation and Technology Transfer MES+), 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, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), International scientific and practical conference "Modern Mechatronic Systems for Automation of Technological Processes of Industrial Production" (Department of Information and Technical and Natural Disciplines of the Kyiv Cooperative Institute of Business and Law).
Assessing the qualitative and quantitative content of the exhibition, the activity of exhibitors and visitors, we can conclude that the International Industrial Forum now and therefore is the main venue of the yearly meeting for domestic and foreign professionals of the engineering industry: manufacturers, dealers, suppliers of services, authors of scientific developments and their potential consumers.
To sum up the results of XVІІІ International Industrial Forum, let us look at some statistic data:
Organizers of the International Industrial Forum express their thankfulness
to all participants of specialized exhibitions and hope for the next meeting in 2020!