Report on the results of
XII International Industrial Forum

The 12th International Industrial Forum took place on November 19th to 22nd 2013 in the territory of International Exhibition Centre (Ukraine, Kyiv, Brovarsky Ave, 15, "Livoberezhna" underground station).

Industrial Forum is annually held according to the Decree of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which is the highest level of recognition from the state. Beside that Forum has been included into the list of fairs approved by International Fair Association (UFI) for 9 years already.

The Forum is organized by: Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine, Ukrainian National Company "Ukrverstatoinstrument", "International Exhibition Centre" Ltd.

Official opening ceremony of International Industrial Forum —2013 was honoured by following special guests:
- Vice-Prime-Minister of Ukraine Yuriy A. Boyko
- First Deputy Minister of Industrial Policy of Ukraine Nikolay M. Yevdokimenko
- Director of Machine-Building Department of Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine Viktor A. Kozyrev
- First Deputy Minister of Industry of Belarus Ivan I. Demidovich
- Director of Italian Trade Promotion Agency at the Embassy of Italy in Ukraine Dr. Alessandro Gerbino
- General Secretary of International Eurasian Metalworkers' Federation Dursun Ismail
- President of Ukrainian National Company "Ukrverstatoinstrument" Vladislav G. Romanchenko
- Head of Central Council of Machine-Builders’ and Device-Builders’ Trade Union of Ukraine Anatoly V. Kubrachenko
- Deputy Director of Department of Engineering and Technical Support and Agricultural Machinery at Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Pavel V. Grin’ko
- General Director of International Exhibition Center LTD Anatoly V. Tkachenko
and other official guests.

Total space of this year’s International Industrial Forum made up 17 000 square meters (2 pavilions of IEC). Among participants of specialized exhibitions were 430 companies, who presented products, equipment and technologies from 34 world countries. Forum was attended by 10 911 visitors. Exposition of the Forum included national participations of Republic of Belarus, China, Italy, Turkey and Czech Republic and also official booths of Chuvash Republic, Kirov region and Republic of Tatarstan (Russia).


Traditionally domestic machine-tool-building plants, namely: Khmelnitsky Press - Forging Equipment Plant "Prigma - Press", Chernigov Mechanical Plant PJSC, Odessa Radial Drilling Machine Plant JSC, Chip Private Enterprise (Novovolynsk), Prominstrument Subsidiary Enterprise and others took part in the specialized exhibition.

It was the first time in the history of IIF that national exposition of Italian companies was presented and attracted vivid interest of visitors. Constant exhibitors, which are eagerly expected by Ukrainian professional visitors every year, are national expositions of Belarus, Czech Republic and Turkey.

Special interest of guests was evoked by machinery of world’s leading machine-tool-building companies, in particular: Alfleth Engineering AG (Switzerland), Bystronic AG (Switzerland), DMG (Germany), Galika AG (Switzerland), Gleason Sales (Germany), Knuth Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (Germany), Spinner Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik GmbH (Germany), Sodick Company Ltd (Japan) and many others.

A real ornament to the exposition of 2013 became the newest AMADA laser machine, displayed at the booth of the official brand dealer - Batex LTD, Kyiv.

All variety of the latest achievements of European machine-tool-building industry and also samples of machinery from Asia and USA were presented at the booths of leading Ukrainian dealers Abplanalp Ukraine SC, Kyiv, AKMA - Stankoimport Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Alista Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Batex Ltd, Kyiv, VariUs Ltd, Dnepropetrovsk, DeBiCo Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Delta - Modern Technologies Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Zenitech Ukraine Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Empire of Metals Ltd., Kharkov, Stan - Complect JC, Kyiv, Stankopromimport RPG Ltd, Kharkov, Sfera - Techno Ltd., Kyiv and many others.

Exposition of metal-cutting tools within "Metalworking" traditionally impressed its visitors by constellation of world-famous brands like Festool, Guehring OHG, Iscar, Korloy Inc., Narex Zdanice, Saint - Gobain, Sandvik Coromant, Seco АВ, Sumitomo, TaeguTec, Walter, ZCC Cutting Tools Europe GmbH and others.

The novelty of 2013, which evoke special interest of the guests, was participation of ARAMIS Ltd. company (Cherkassy) — a Ukrainian manufacturer of laser machinery. The exhibitors confirmed a positive result of their work and expressed wishes to enlarge their booth expositions at IIF-2014.


The visitors of "UkrWelding" specialized exhibition were undoubtedly satisfied with variety of represented equipment for metal cutting and welding. The exhibitors namely Kühtreiber s.r.o., Czech Republic, Vistec Ltd., Kyiv, Delta - Modern Technologies Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Summit Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Fronius Ukraine Ltd., Kyiv region, Centrospaw Ukraine Ltd., Kyiv prepared welding workstations, where skilful welding professionals demonstrated equipment in motion for wide audience.

Domestic machine-building industry was represented by flagmans like: Artemovsk Plant "Vistec", Donetsk region, Kakhovka Electric Welding Equipment Plant JSC, Kherson region, Techvagonmach Research and Production Enterprise, Poltava region and others.

Sheet cutting machinery was widely displayed at the booth of Ukrainian manufacturers: Donmet Autogenous Equipment Plant Ltd, Donetsk region, Zont Company with additional liability, Odesa, Radian Research and Production Enterprise, Nikolaev, Techmach Research and Production Private Enterprise, Odessa, and also dealer of Pierce Control Automation – Favorit AM Private Company, Lvov.

Numerous guests had an opportunity to watch the work of welding robots of Panasonic and Motoman at the booths of brands’ system partners: CB Robotics Engineering Ltd., Kyiv region and Triada Ltd. Co., Zaporozhye.

Broad nomenclature of welding, soldering and cutting materials and equipment was displayed at the booths of: Kaynak Teknigi San. Ve Tic. A.S., Turkey, Argus Limited Ltd., Odessa, Vistec Artemovsk Machine - Building Plant PE, Donetsk region, Zaporozhelectrode Ltd., Zaporozhye, LEZ Trading House Ltd, Kyiv, Mendol Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk region, Oliver Ukraine Ltd., Kyiv region, Svarka Eurazii Ltd (TM SpetsElectrode), Russia, Frunze - Electrode Ltd., Sumy, ESAB Ukraine Ltd., Kyiv and other participants.

On November 20th Association of Welders of Ukraine organized a welding competition for masters of specialized educational establishments of Kyiv and Kyiv region. The competition included theoretical testing and demonstration of welding works on preliminarily prepared showground.

"UkrWelding" is the best meeting place for professionals, whose purpose is to get acquainted with the latest developments, theories and achievements in the field of welding, cutting and soldering without leaving the territory of Ukraine.


Leading IT companies, automation systems’ developers, device producers and specialized institutions took part in "UkrPromAutomation" exhibition. Wide range of automation means and CNC machines components were presented by Refit company, Ivano - Frankivsk. Their clients were provided not only with technical consultations, but also support in selection of equipment.

A domestic producer of industrial automation means and measuring devices (sensors, controllers, regulators, frequency converters etc.) and constant exhibitor, VO OVEN company, Kharkov, presented their products quite successfully.

The company ASCON-KP, Kyiv, presented a product line for complex automation of engineering solutions namely: KOMPAS-3D, LOTSMAN: PLM, VERTICAL, GOLFSTREAM.

1С company (Kyiv) traditionally displayed their series of software used for business, educational and home purposes by over 1 million organizations.

Specialists of DSM-TRADE company, Kyiv, presented the full spectrum of services related to design-and-engineering and technological works, system integration of soft- and hardware for machine - building, industrial and civil construction purposes. The company supplies solutions for technical workflow systems based upon hard- and software of Canon (Japan) and Oce NV (The Netherlands).

It was the fist time for IFS Ukraine company, Kharkov, to take part in the event. The firm is the official partner in Ukrainian market of IFS International Corporation and fulfils implementation, technical support, installation and setting of ERP class systems of IFS Applications. IFS Applications allows management of manufacture, finance, staff, supplies, projects, sales and marketing within single management system.

Special interest of visitors was paid to the exposition of OPEN MIND Technologies Schweiz GmbH, Germany, leading developer of automatic design and programming systems for construction and production of complicated forms and details in the sphere of machine-building, automobile and aerospace industry.

Electrical Systems Installation Group Ltd., Donetsk, presented their products and services in the domain of design and installation of inner and outer power supply systems (development work up to 35 KV, assembly up to 750 kV), automation and dispatching control (BMS, ACS and PCS).


In 2013 the exhibitors — manufacturers and distributors of measuring instruments - demonstrated novelties of domestic and imported equipment. Among constant participants the following may be admitted: Intron - Set, Donetsk — devices and equipment for non - destructive testing and technical diagnostics, ecological control made by Russian companies Interpribor, Intron Plus, Altek, Kropus; VEDA Group of companies, Kyiv — wide range of weight measuring instruments of TM Veda® and Vyshay®, and also magnetic - abrasive equipment (МАОтм); Wika Pribor Ltd., Kyiv — over 50.000 modifications of measuring instruments made by "WIKA Alexander Weigavd SE&Co.KG" (Germany); Koda company Ltd, Kharkov — equipment for measuring and indication of substance level made by VEGA (Germany), linear and angular units measuring devices made by TESA and Standard Gage (Switzerland); Mir Vesov, Donetsk — novelties of weight measuring equipment of "ZEMIC" and "Rinstrum" (USA); SNOL Ukraine — ovens, industrial electric ovens for production and finishing of welding electrodes made by "Umega" (Lithuania); Diagnostic Instruments, Kyiv — equipment for non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics made by "Olympus" (Japan), "Galdabini" (Italy), "Parker Research Corporation" (USA); Ultrakon, Kyiv — equipment for non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics made by "Constanta" JSC (Russia), "Votum" (Moldova), "Technotest" (Russia) and many others.

Aplicens Group of companies, Poland participated in the exhibition for the first time and presented instruments for measurement of bulk components made by UWT (Germany). The other debutant of the exhibition is Macrolab Ltd company, Kyiv — laboratory equipment for sample preparation, determining the chemical and phase composition, muffle and drying ovens.


Specialized exhibition "Hydraulics. Pneumatics. Bearings" attracts more and more visitors’ attention year after year, which is natural because the most significant international brands of this field of industry every year are represented at the booths of the companies: ARDI Company Ltd., Kyiv, Beltimport Ltd., Kyiv, Galpodshipnik Trading House, Kyiv, Irbis Trading House PE, Kharkov, Camozzi - Pneumatic Simferopol Ltd., Sew - Eurodrive Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Siemens Ukraine Subsidiary Company with 100% Foreign Investment, Kyiv, Tubes International Ltd., Lvov, Economus Ukraine, Kyiv and many others. In 2013 it was the first participation for Gates Europe BVBA, Belgium, Hydrohouse Ltd, Kyiv, NAK Ltd., Lvov, SPZ - Group Ltd., Kyiv and others.

It is a pleasure to admit that Ukrainian plants-producers — Askania - Service Ltd., Kyiv, Pneumatics Private Company, Simferopol, Kharkov, Motorimpex Ltd., Kharkov and others always find the possibility to take part in the exhibition and to demonstrate their products.

International component of the exhibition is also gradually increasing every year. Beside constant exhibitors from abroad — Dalgakiran Makina San. Ve. TIC. A.S. (Turkey), Hydroma Spol. s.r.o. (Czechia), Kaeser Kompressoren (Germany), R.G.P. International SRL (Italy), Balflex Portugal S.A. (Portugal), Iraundi S.A. (Spain), in 2013 new companies entered the exposition, such as BeCo Srl (Italy), Megadyne - HU Kft (Hungary), Tribotec, spol. s r.o. (Czechia).


Within specialized exhibition "Hoisting and Transporting, Storehouse Equipment" the companies like Representative office in Ukraine of Demag Cranes and Components, Kyiv, Enerprof Ltd., Kyiv, Fregat Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, Skladskaya Technika Trading House, Kyiv and others successfully displayed at their booths a wide variety of weight loading equipment and accessories of European manufacturers. New names appeared among the participants — these are Ketten Ltd., Kyiv, Ukr-Techno-Tsep’ Ltd., Kyiv and other exhibitors.

Specialized exhibition "Hoisting and Transporting, Storehouse Equipment" is rightfully considered to be one of the most respectable platforms in Ukraine for market operators and customers of this product group.


Specialized exhibition "Industrial Safety" harmonically completed the general substance of International Industrial Forum and confirmed significance of labour safety and industrial security topic for any kind of manufacture. The event provides a unique opportunity of constructive communication between large industrial enterprises and companies engaged in labour safety sphere within a single exhibition ground.

Especially attractive for visitors were samples of overalls and working shoes presented at the booths of domestic manufacturers like: Antal Ltd., Kyiv, Bravo Spetsodezhda Ltd., Kyiv, Vishnevoye Shoe Factory Ltd., Kyiv region, NID Group Ltd., Kyiv. The company "Master Textile" Ltd., Kyiv, presented a collection of special fabrics for production of overalls.

Wide assortment of professional protection means for industrial high rise works was presented at the booth of Ukrainian manufacturer — KROK™ Group of Industrial Enterprises, Lugansk region. The companies Desta PE, Rovno, DX - Studio Ltd., Rovno and Real PE, Chernigov, displayed collections of industrial security stands and signs.

Training&Production Center "Professional Safety", Kyiv, and "UkrPromLiftSvar" PE, Kyiv, presented their proposals in the domain of trainings for personnel involved in highly dangerous works and labour safety specialists.

Specialized exhibition "Industrial Safety" helped the companies to establish the contacts with manufacturers of high quality products for further regular purchasing.

To sum up the results of 12th International Industrial Forum – 2013, some relevant figures should be emphasized:


1. Geography of exhibitors




Exhibitors from Ukraine



Exhibitors from CIS and foreign countries






2. Structure of exhibitors (manufacturers or dealers/suppliers of products at Ukrainian market)










Organizers of XII International Industrial Forum express their thankfulness to all participants of specialized exhibitions and also to mass media for bright and true-to-life description of the event. Hope to see you again in 2014!