This year more than 740 exhibitors – 65% of which were Russian companies – displayed their products on the show floor of 22 500 sq.m. This year’s show hosted national expositionû of Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Finland and France, with Taiwanese national exposition being demonstrated for the first time. Altogether, the show enjoyed participation of companies and organizations from 31 countries.
Agroprodmach is a unique multi-sectoral event in Russia that allows an integrated demonstration of the latest technical and technological solutions for the food processing and selling industry. The show features every sector of the food processing industry under one roof. The traditional division of the exhibition into thematic sections yet again proved very useful with new sectors and feature areas emerging. This year saw the expansion of the key sections and, along with them, thematic salons, such as: Sanitation Equipment, Production Automation, Refrigeration and Freezing Equipment and Packing and Packaging Equipment.
The annual Agroprodmash Exhibition reflects the development rate of the Russian agriculture business and gives comprehensive information on domestic technology and equipment.
The international section of Agroprodmash’2007 featured new trends of the international agricultural business. The state-of-the-art technologies and equipment were demonstrated by the world’s leading manufacturers: Agrovo Handelsges M.B.H., Norbert Shaller GmbH, Franz Haas Waffel und Keksanlagenindustrie GmbH, Matimex GmbH, Bertsch-Laska Productions und Handels GmbH (Austria); Ump «Kompo» (Belarus); Dera Food Technology N.V., Flarus N.V. (Belgium); Begarat Vertriebs und Service GmbH, Siemens GmbH, Orlimex, Alltex Handels&Engineering GmbH, BÊ Guilim, Frans Vermee, Hartmann (Germany); York International (Denmark); Eliwell&Controlli, Eller, Thermokey (Italy); Inoxpa Trading International SL, Ulma Cye, S. Coop, ACC Compressors (Spain); Regis, Mecanova, Trepko (Poland); ECI Limited (USA); Awema, Tipper Tie Alpina (Switzerland) and others.
The show provided effective environment for business meetings and professional interaction. This year saw further development of the Agroprodmash business programme, covering every sector of the agricultural business.
The 2nd International Technological Forum – Innovative Technologies and Equipment in the Food Processing Industry – organized with the participation of EXPOCENTRE, became one of the key events of the trade show. Stellberg, Linde Gas Rus, Dalva Consulting LLC, Okant & K, PSM, Microsoft Dynamics, Vest and other companies presented their developments and know-how. The Specialized Conference Strategic Innovations in the Food Industry analyzed the efficiency of innovative technologies in the food ingredients, baking, confectionary, meat processing, packaging, butter, fish processing and other industries. The conference discussed long-term investment trends in the food industry.
The forum incorporated The Day of Innovative Technologies and Equipment in the Food Industry, focusing on innovative technologies for the manufacturing of food products, as well as automation and IT solutions for the food industry. The Day of the German Technologies, run customarily during the Agroprodmash Exhibition, became a significant event for the Russian-German economic relations. The event was supported by the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association, the German Federal Agency for Foreign Economic Activity and the German Agricultural Marketing Board. The International Technological Forum provided a stage for reports and master classes of the leading German specialists and production managers. Experts of renowned German companies spoke of their export plans for the Russian market, highlighted current developments in the food processing industry and showed the latest technologies and products. The reports were delivered by the representatives of EIMA Maschinen- und Forderanlagen GmbH, Netzsch Feinmahltechnik, Satori Stocktec GmbH, Koch-Glitsch, CSB-Systems, Laudenberg and other companies. The Day of German Technologies provided Russian specialists with comprehensive information on the advanced developments in the food industry, which would become a basis for further interaction and mutually beneficial contracts.
The Agroprodmash 12th International Exhibition incorporated the 5th International Competition The Best Equipment for Agribusiness, also run at Expocentre Fairgrounds. The competition was held to stimulate the development and production of the best food processing equipment, to enhance its quality and competitiveness and to promote investments in the food industry.
By the results of the expert product assessment, the jury determined the winners. The high performance of Agros ZAO, (Obninsk) was awarded with the Grand Prix. The Gold Medal was taken by the products of Agros ZAO, (Obninsk), Oskon-Vyatka ZAO, (Kirov), Moguntia, Uralmyasomash OAO SPKB, (Ekaterinburg), Penta Pack (Borispol), Raston Food Equipment Plant. The Silver Medal went to Bestrom ZAO, (Krasnogorsk), Metalbud Sp. Zoo (Poland), Novotherm Sp. Zoo (Poland). The Bronze Medal was won by SIEBECK (Germany).
The Agroprodmash’2007 12th International Exhibition aroused great interest. The total attendance was over 18 600, 82% of which were agricultural business specialists from all over Russia and the world. Agroprodmash contributed considerably to the promotion of innovations and best technological solutions for the food processing industry and agricultural business to the Russian market, to the buildup and renovation of the technical potential of the Russian food and processing industry.
The next edition of the Agroprodmash International Exhibition will be held at Expocentre Fairgrounds on October 13 – 17, 2008.