Post Show Report Lesdrevmash 2016

17 / 11 / 2016

16th International Exhibition for Machinery, Equipment and Technology for Logging, Woodworking and Furniture Industries

Russia's key event in the timber industry that hits the world top five industry trade shows.

Dates: 24-27 October 2016

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds

Organized by Expocentre, the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, EUMABOIS - the European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers

Official partner: Centrlesexpo

Chief strategic media partner: LesPromInform magazine

General media partner: Lesnaya Industriya magazine

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Logos: UFI, RUEF

Exhibition area: over 30,000 sq m

Exhibitors: 324 companies

Total attendance: 10,038 industry experts

Countries: 25

International pavilions: China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia, Spain

Types of products on display: woodworking equipment and technologies

International companies: Biesse, SCM, Cefla, Wagner, Griggio, Freud, Koimpex, Imal, Coima, Homag, Weing, Siempelkamp, Ima, Imawell, Hartmann, Dieffenbacher, Sandvik, Wintersteiger, Felder, Ledinek, Polytechnik, Camozzi, Komatsu, Palfinger, Ponsse,  Amitec Corporation,  Eno Sangyo Co., Ltd.,  Fuji Kogyo Co., Ltd., Fuji Seisakusho, Ltd., Hashimoto Denki Co., Ltd., Iida Kogyo Co., Ltd., Kobayashi Kikai Kogyo Co., Ltd., Marunaka Tekkosho Inc., Meinan Machinery Works, Inc., Tenryu Saw Mfg. Co., Ltd., KDT Machinery Ltd., Tajfun, etc.

Russian companies: 250 among them KAMI, Intervesp, MDM-Techno, Liga, Lidtech, LTT, Cronex, CFT Group, Avtomatika-Vektor, Bakaut,  Termit, Tigroup, Atlasmash, Proletarskaya Svoboda, Borovichi Plant of Woodworking Machinery, Belgorod Abrasive Plant, Maykop Engineering Plant, Taiga Group, etc.

Show Highlights

  • Japan Premieres. The first Japanese pavilion was organized by the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. The participants were 17 leading machinery manufacturers and suppliers of technologies for woodworking industry among them Fuji, Hirota Corporation, Kanefusa Corporation, Kikukawa Enterprise, Kitagawa Engineering, OI Seisakusho, Suzuko, Yamamoto Vinita and others.
  • World Skills Russia. The event participants practiced their skills in joinery, cabinetry, carpentry and CNC wood processing. The winners joined the national team to present Russia at the WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi. 
  • Lesdrevmash Media Centre organized by Next Business Media and Lesnaya Industriya magazine. The Centre provided visitors and exhibitors with the latest information about new products and key events and organized a press tour of the exhibition.

Key Associated Events

  • The 8th Forest and Man International Forum devoted to investment climate in Russia, environmental aspects of timber industry development, forest law enforcement and governance, forestry machine building development, science and education development trends in the timber industry and other relevant issues. The forum featured about 20 events.
  • Conference on Bioenergy: Pellets, Briquettes, Wood Chips, Biomass CHP and Boilers. The participants were European major energy concerns, leading specialists in the biofuel industry, manufacturers of boiler equipment for biofuel burning, pelleting and briquetting technologies from Europe and Russia, purchasers and manufacturers of biofuel, transportation and logistics companies, banks and investment companies.

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Participant Feedback

"Lesdrevmash is a very interesting event in the Russian woodworking industry. For over 15 years many Italian woodworking companies have participated in the trade show. It has already become a tradition for us. We're fully satisfied with the show from its management to visitor quality and quantity. We shall be attending Lesdrevmash 2018". 

Andrea Matiello, representative of the Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ICE)

"Japan does its best to support its manufacturers. In this regard, having received an offer from the Russian party the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan decided to support participation of Japanese manufacturers of woodworking equipment in Lesdrevmash. Thanks to the trade show, the Russian timber specialists and industry players had an opportunity to see the products showcased by our colleagues and build up long-term business relations resulting into contracts and supplies. It's a unique opportunity for Japanese manufacturers to enter the Russian market".

Tsuyoshi Iwaida, representative of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

"Many Japanese companies have known the Lesdrevmash exhibition for many years and already participated in it before. But this year for the first time we decided to bring together all the companies manufacturing equipment for each step of woodworking process in one Japanese pavilion. As a result, our pavilion features 17 Japanese companies. We're very glad to be here at this major trade show. We hope participation in Lesdrevmash 2016 will have a considerable and positive influence on promotion of our products".

Atsushi Kikukawa, Vice President of the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association

"We manufacture woodworking equipment and service it around the globe. We've taken part in the trade show for over ten years. Lesdrevmash is a key event for our industry. Here we meet visitors from the CIS. We've generated many business leads. So, the trade show is very effective for us".

Maria Danilina, PR Specialist, SCM Group (Italy)

"We've worked in Russia since 2005 and since then we've participated in Lesdrevmash. My impression of the trade show is positive: we've met a lot of our regular customers and new ones who show interest in our products. As to woodworking the trade show is good; all leading companies are presented. Loggers like us are not numerous, that's why I can see some potential for the trade show growth in this area".

Yuri Galkin, representative of PONSSE (Finland)

"We've participated in Lesdrevmash for about 20 years. It's the main trade show for us and we prepare for it very carefully. The trade show is the place where we can discuss current issues and problems with our customers and outline the collaborative strategy. Lesdrevmash is the platform which allows doing it all because it covers the whole industry. It's the main advantage of the trade show, in my opinion. This year the visitors are rather active".

Yuri Khokhlov, Technical Director, KAMI Association


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