Russian software for the garment industry

15 / 03 / 2023

The topic of software for the enterprises of the Russian garment industry was central at the panel 'Intellectual Technologies in the Garment Industry and Transition to Russian and Freely Distributed Software' organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, SOUZLEGPROM and Kosygin Russian State University.

In his opening speech, Oleg Kascheev, Assistant Rector of Kosygin Russian State University, Ph.D. in Psychology, Professor, noted in relation to the tasks facing the Russian light industry: "Parallel import solves many problems, but it has one very weak point - the software which can be regulated remotely, blocked by those right holders who believe that someone should not use it. And here we have a unique opportunity not only to implement import substitution, but to ensure forward-looking development".

Oleg Kascheev stressed that advanced development in the textile and light industry is unthinkable without modernisation of own machine park, and modern equipment is unthinkable without the use of digital technologies. "Software," he summarized, "is the basis, which allows becoming competitive, allows the production complex to work today, in general.

A further discussion showed that Russia has a serious track record in the field of software, for which domestic demand has now grown considerably and has set a number of new challenges for developers.

At the panel, Oleg Rukhlov, General Director of the NEOLANT Group, Dmitry Shvetsov, General Director of Prosoft, Sergey Galkin, Head of the Educational Work Department of SIOFT DEVELOPMENT, Karina Andreeva, Deputy General Director of Assol - Centre of Applied Computer Technologies, Sergey Frolov, Head of Certification Department of Certika and other speakers spoke about quality software products of their companies.

Various aspects of intelligent technologies were touched upon: it was explained how artificial intelligence can cope with industrial applications, the capabilities of Russian digital platforms for enterprise lifecycle management were demonstrated, and a high-quality domestic analogue of pattern and layout design software was presented, with data exchange capabilities between CADs and a unique converter performing automatic correction of errors when importing data.

One of the topics of the panel, related to the training of industry workers in digital technologies, was organically continued by the next event of the INLEGMASH International Industrial Conference programme - finals of the digital technology engineering hackathon 'From Idea to Project'. The competition between the participants of the hackathon revealed winners-students in three categories: "Best Engineering Project", "Best IT Project" and "Best Startup". The jury consisted of representatives of the Kosygin Russian State University, the Institute of Information Technology and Digital Transformation, and the heads of software development companies.

On the same day, the participants of the INLEGMASH international industrial conference had an opportunity to discuss at a separate round table discussion the problems of service and logistics of textile and light industry equipment, and get acquainted with new engineering solutions at the technological session 'Seamless Sealing and Welding Technologies. Equipment for Seamless Production, held by Igor Kim, President of SportTex Group, and Sergey Fedorov, leading specialist in Seamless Technology, Head of TD Kendi OOO.

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO