Post Show Report Agroprodmash 2015
On 5-9 October 2015 Expocentre Fairgrounds hosted the 20th edition of the International Exhibition for Machinery, Equipment and Ingredients for the Food Processing Industry – Agroprodmash 2015.
Agroprodmash and its associated events generated a lot of interested among professionals and government officials. The show was organized by Expocentre ZAO with support from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Moscow City Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, and under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This year 713 companies from 34 countries from Europe, Asia and America occupied 57,213 sq m gross. China, Denmark, Germany and India had national pavilions.
The number of visitors was 20,650.
All key players of the food processing industry, the exhibitors of the previous Agroprdmash shows, took part in the anniversary edition of the exhibition. There were premiers, newcomers from new regions and countries. Some foreign companies occupied larger stands than in 2014.
16 Salons showed equipment and ingredients for 30 sectors of the food processing industry and all steps of food and beverage production from technologies, machinery, and ingredients to packaging, cooling, storage of food and beverages, and quality control.
The Salon of Meat, Poultry and Fish Processing presented such large market players as Weber, Baader, Treif, Poly-ClipSystem, Vemag, Banss, Tipper Tie, Edinstvo, Antes, Atlantis Pak, Kompo, Matimex, Marel, Begarat, Hartmann, EMF, Meyn, SFK, Lipsia, and Sibtex. Albert Handtman, Karl Schnell (Germany), V-Cons (Belgium), MTH (Italy), Meat Profi, Arta Consult, and others booked their own stands for the first time. The returnees were Mecanova (Spain), and Russian Pyatigorskselmash, SibTEC, Company SDT, Okantprom, APK-M, and others.
More companies have showcased meat casings this year. They included Wiberg (Austria), Fabios (Poland), Slava, Florex, Atlantis Pak, Evrotex, Star, Logos, LML and Co., Rosnet, Edelweiss, Promart, Aurumfood, Konsul, Bontrade, ZVT, MV-Viscotex, Technology Plus (Crimea), etc.
Equipment for fish and seafood processing was fully showcased by such companies as AB Garos, Peja International, Maja, Rosoma, Skaginn HF, Initsiativa, Technologicheskoye Oborudovanie, Tehtron+, Rybtehcentr.
This year the geography of the Ingredients Salon participants has expanded. Newcomers included the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (India), Imbarex (Peru), Swiss Flavours (Latvia), Progust (Slovenia), Rial (Bulgaria), Onion specialties (the Netherlands), Akme, Visterra (Altai Krai), Ingredico, Promfood, AKME, Yarmarka PPI, Mikobor, and Lofink Spice R. Wiberg and Holkoff increased their stand space and became mainstays of Agroprodmash together with Almi, Krist, Omega Food, Zaltech, Frutarom, Regis, Profood, Moguntia, RNT (Vympel), Hydrosol, Regis, Kolvy, and Aromaros. Kerry, AuSpice, Bang & Bonsomer, Myasnye Ingredienty (Meat Ingredients), and Kolbasy i Spetsii (Sausages and Spices) came back after a break.
The Confectionery and Bakery Equipment Salon featured companies from Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, and the UK. Companies from Turkey strengthened their presence along with leading European manufacturers of confectionery and bakery equipment. The exhibiting companies included Voskhod, Sweets Technologies / Shokolend, Ruskond, Gerhard Schubert, Ferrostal, Sandvik, Golfstream, Buhler, Padovani, J4, Irtysh, and others. Besides the regular participants, the salon featured such newcomers as W.A.M. Moscow, Vostok Tehno, Konditer House, Copwest Service, Pama Parsi Macchine, VanMeer, Nizhegorodsky Khleb, TvZPO Tver Plant of Food Equipment, and others.
The Packaging Solutions Salon had exhibitors from 15 countries. Its visitors saw stands of Europe’s key manufacturers from Germany, Italy and Austria. The salon’s participants included ECI Limited, Ishida Europe, G.Mondini, Sealed Air Kaustik, Russkaya Trapeza, Tauras Fenix, Schur Flexibles Rus, Camozzi Pneumatics, Notis, Georg Polymer, and Koroleva Technologies. New exhibitors were Serac, Schmucker, TNA Europe, Effective Systems of Packaging, AMATA SCALE, Schmalz Vertriebs, Edward K, etc. The salon’s upward trend is proved not only by the status of its participants, the increase of floor space (+2.5% in comparison to 2014) and the number of participants (206 companies) but also the better range of showcased equipment and the latest technologies. In particular, the visitors were interested in the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and the use of innovative coatings for better barrier sealing to improve the quality of food preservation and prolong its shelf life. One more promising topic was ecofriendly packaging made using waste free technology. Besides, industry professionals paid great attention to end-to-end solutions, industrial marking and labeling machines, and metal detectors.
The Salon of Dairy and Cheese Production has also grown. Companies from China, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and other countries came to showcase their new equipment and technologies. The exhibitors included Index-6, Sfoggiatech, Milkylab, Kieselmann, Slavutich, Andrittz Gouda, EcoTon, Technopack, Voronezhprodmash, Pietribiasi, MiSSP Plant, Molmash, Gigamash, Selmash “Dairy Russian Machines”. Among the newcomers were Iteco, Comat, and others.
The Beverage Production and Bottling Salon had many industry leaders coming from Belarus, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia (including Crimea), Serbia, etc. Companies demonstrating the latest equipment and technologies included Levati, Pak Promet, Gea Group, Ice Group, Boccard, Festo-RF, PET-Technology, Cwet, ZondPak, Brestmash, Avias, and others.
Salons of Refrigerators and Freezers; Equipment for Canned Food Production, Fruit and Vegetable Processing; Automation in Food Processing; Occupational Sanitation, Cleaning Equipment. Flooring; and Agroprodmash-Complect also had interesting showcases.
Expocentre continued its Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions project aimed to reduce the number of counterfeit products displayed at exhibitions.
The majority of exhibitors and professional visitors were satisfied with results of business talks, the high level of event management and the quality of associated events.
The next 21st edition of Agroprodmash will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds on 10-14 October 2016.