Post Show Report Inlegmash 2021
Inlegmash targets manufacturers, suppliers and users of textile equipment and products. The exhibitors of Inlegmash 2021, who represent the industry’s leading brands, confirmed to their customers and partners their sustainability and strong position despite the difficult market situation. Manufacturers and suppliers of Russian and global brands of equipment, spare parts, components and consumables for the textile and garment industry presented their products. Around 90% of the stands at this year’s show demonstrated machinery, with over 80 % of it in operation.
Inlegmash is a key event of Russian Textile Week 2021, which annually brings together Russian and foreign professionals and experts of the textile industry and textile engineering.
Dates: 1–4 March 2021
Venue: EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia
Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade
Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Assisted by Souzlegprom – the Russian Union of Textile Industry Enterprises
Exhibition area: 1,450 net sq m (6,737 gross sq m)
Exhibitors: 88 companies
Countries: 14 (Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey)
Textile equipment: Foreign Trade Company Textilmash, Pletmash, Laroche, Epson Europe, Daegu Gyeongbuk Machinery Cooperative, Mageba, Prashant, Textile and Technology, Smart-T, CBS-Service, Allart Service, SND, Printex UE, RussCom-Graphics, Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery, Textile Machines Sirenko, etc.
Sewing and cutting equipment: Shveymash, Knit, SportTex, Comtense Trading, DapRu (Dürkopp Adler and Pfaff Industrial), Gerber-T, the Embroidery Studio of Dmitry Adlin, etc.
Russian companies: Tecsa, the Embroidery Studio of Dmitry Adlin, Modern Ironing Technologies, Rosprinter, PromExpert, Prommashtest, Assol, Berill M, Gerber-T, Intermicro, Konvers, Orion (Ivanovo), Hamcore, EBD, World Printing System (WPS), Ñhinaros
Foreign companies: Twistechimology® Frimal Trading (Spain), Texilmesa (Italy), Tacome (Spain), SSM Scharer Schweiter Mettler (Switzerland), EPSON (Moscow office), Robco Engineering (Denmark), Ricoh (Japan), Ratera (Spain), Pentek Textile Machinery (Italy), MT Costruzione Macchine (Italy), MHMS Mechatronic Solutions (Austria), Martel (Italy), Mageba Textilmaschinen (Germany), Klieverik Heli (the Netherlands), Kerajet (Spain), Elteksmak (Turkey), Elteksmak (Turkey), Callebaut de Blicquy (France), Bianco (Italy), Auxicolor (Italy), Alexander & Giovanelli Group (Italy)
For the first time, the official opening ceremony was held at EXPOCENTRE's new online studio specially designed for hybrid events. The ceremony was attended by Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sergey Bednov, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO, Andrey Razbrodin, President of Soyuzlegprom, Francesco Pensabene, Director of ICE Moscow (Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy in Moscow), Matthijs Crietee, Secretary General of IAF – the International Apparel Federation, Tatiana Lugina, Head of the Bellegprom Concern, and other officials.
Sergey Bednov, Director General, EXPOCENTRE AO
“The first edition of the Inlegmash was held in 1970. It means that this year it celebrates its 50-year anniversary with the 20th edition of the show. For over half a century, it has showcased accomplishments and developments of the Russian and global textile industry and has been the year’s most important textile event.”
Sergey Katyrin, President, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
“Every exhibition today is a significant event for us. We have been under restrictions for so long that now we really appreciate every opportunity to see each other face to face. This exhibition is an opportunity to see what is best in the industry right now. Therefore, it is very important for us to be able to showcase Russian brands, especially regional brands. EXPOCENTRE, authorities of Russian regions and regional chambers of commerce and industry have done a lot of work to organise this Week.”
Andrey Razbrodin, President, Souzlegprom – the Russian Union of Textile Industry Enterprises
“The textile industry has mastered new forms of work in no time, in particular, online and other formats. It has mitigated the effects of the prolonged lockdown, retained the majority of human resources, and thus prevented significant decrease of production and sales volume. This is also encouraged by resumption of exhibitions and conventions and holding of the Interfabric and Inlegmash international exhibitions in March of this year.”
This year Inlegmash featured the first Inlegmash International Industry Conference 2021, held in partnership with Epson (Japan).
The first part of the conference was the Session on Digital Printing on Textiles and Finished Goods (digital printing, screen printing, direct to garment printing). Its participants were top managers and specialists of Russian and foreign companies including globally knows brands such as Epson and Konica Minolta, buyers of equipment, representatives of small and medium businesses, and technologists.
The session was moderated by Andrey Vasilyev, General Director at World Printing System (WPS). Its participants discussed issues related to equipment and consumables for digital printing on fabrics and garment elements, presented new technological equipment, which can already be ordered from suppliers, talked about experience in applying various materials and building their own business both for large industry enterprises and for segments of small and medium businesses.
Andrey Dynkin, Product Manager at Epson (Moscow office) talked about Epson’s new industrial printers for sublimation and textile printing.
Grigoriy Sumenkov, Commercial Director at Textile & Technology, reported on supply and servicing of equipment during the international lockdown.
Maksim Maksimov, Head of the Textile Department at Konica Minolta, had a presentation called “Digital vs. Analog. Direct digital textile printing – added value”.
Andrey Makachev, General Director at SMART-T, Vice President of the Russian Textile Association, shared his experience of introducing digital textile printing in Russia.
Vladimir Bakhtin, General Director at Allart Service OOO, reviewed the market of textile printers for natural fabrics and demonstrated prototypes of products based on the technological solutions presented at the exhibition.
Aleksandr Konovalov, Technical Expert at Nissa Stensart, talked about specifics of pigment screen printing, direct to garment printing, and capabilities of equipment supplied by his company.
The second day of the Inlegmash Industrial Conference was devoted to advanced equipment for Russian textile and garment industry enterprises. The main reports were devoted to modernization of the industry, state support measures, customs clearance of industry equipment, taxation optimization, textile equipment and analysis of the Russian bast raw materials market, development and creation of new garment production facilities, CAD systems for the textile industry, automation of processes in garment production, new equipment and technologies.
Deputy Director of the Department of Textile and Timber Industries of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Aleksandr Kokoev talked about the ministry’s support measures for textile industry enterprises. Chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Council for Financial, Industrial and Investment Policy Vladimir Gamza talked about business solvency. Representative of the Industry Development Fund Maria Krasavina talked about different programmes of financial support.
Inlegmash 2021 introduced a new unique project Digital Factory, which was a real prototype of a working digital textile factory. Throughout the exhibition, a separate stand demonstrated the full cycle of modern digital apparel production from design and printing to cutting and sewing of finished garments.
A special showcase was organised by the Inlegmash management team (EXPOCENTRE AO) and Smart-T.
Leading market players took part in the Digital Factory showcase. CAD was shown by Assol, printing and cutting by Smart-T, Mimaki, TitanJet, and PHOTONIM, automated sewing industrial equipment by KNIT. It made it possible to demonstrate all aspects of modern digital production to industry professionals. The Digital Factory undoubtedly became an important centre of attraction for textile and garment industry professionals interested in the latest technological developments.
Specialists from the companies participating in the Digital Factory explained in detail the specifics of the technological processes and answered any questions of the visitors. Such a mini production, deployed within Inlegmash 2021, and the active participation of suppliers of technical solutions is evidence of the high interest of Russian companies in the active implementation of the latest digital technologies at domestic textile enterprises.
As part of the exhibition's 20th anniversary, the Inlegmash 1970-2021 photo exhibition was organised for visitors and exhibitors. They could not only learn about the history of Inlegmash and see its unique footage, but also trace the development of the Russian and foreign textile and garment industry.
This year Russian Textile Week included not only Inlegmash 2021 and the Inlegmash International Industry Conference 2021 but also the Interfabric 2021. Spring International Exhibition for Fabrics and Textile Materials, and the Legpromforum 2021 International Textile Industry Forum.
This year, all associated events of Russian Textile Week were held in a hybrid format. Numerous conferences, panels, master classes, sessions, workshops, presentations and fashion shows were held over the three days. This format of the Week provided industry professionals with every opportunity to get acquainted with developments in all areas of the textile and garment industry, which were demonstrated by major Russian and foreign companies.
Feedback of the exhibitors and visitors about Inlegmash 2021 confirms the success and relevance of the exhibition: they received updated information, held productive negotiations, concluded profitable contracts, and generated many new sales leads and partners.
The next 21st edition of the International Exhibition for the Textile and Garment Industry, Inlegmash 2022, will run at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds on March 14–17 March 2022.
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