Post Show Report Inlegmash 2018

02 / 04 / 2018

The 18th edition of the Inlegmash International Exhibition for Textile Manufacturing and Processing

Inlegmash 2018 targets manufacturers, suppliers and users of textile equipment and products. In comparison to the edition of 2017, the number of exhibitors has increased by 43%, the number of visitors by 66%, and the floor space by 31%.    

Dates: 20-23 March 2018

Venue: Forum Pavilion, Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia

Organized by Expocentre AO

Supported by Souzlegprom the Russian Union of Textile Industry Enterprises

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Labels: UFI, RUEF

Exhibition area: 1,722 sq m

Exhibitors: 181 companies

Countries: 21

Attendance: 7,380 unique visitors; 87% of them were industry professionals

International pavilions: 2 (India, South Korea) 

Types of products on display: equipment and technologies for all steps of textile production from fiber processing to packaging of end products, including

  • equipment for primary treatment of natural fibers,
  • equipment for production and processing of man-made fibers,
  • spinning equipment for natural and man-made fibers,
  • weaving and textile finishing equipment,
  • dyeing equipment, dies and chemicals for textile industry,
  • knitting, sewing, cutting, felting equipment,
  • steam setting equipment, equipment for laundries and dry cleaning
  • equipment for production of nonwovens

Participating companies:

Russian: Nat Group, Mayak, Mireks, Knit, TL Tex, Shveymash, Sirenko Textile Machinery, etc.

Foreign (153 companies): Picanol, Rieter, Plashant, Ferrostaal, Truetzschler, Galan, Textima, Karl Mayer, Itema, Ratera, Kansai, Bematic, etc.


  • Sewing equipment and equipment for textile production was demonstrated by Juki, Brother, Transmetall, Velles, Tristar, Rolltex, August Herzog, Machine Tech, Ankor, Swan Trade and Consultancy, and others. Equipment for printing on textile was shown by Nissa Distribution, Textile & Technology, Smart-T, and Zenon. 
  • Pletmash, Herzog, Ollen Lab, all of the were newcomers to Inlegmash, demonstrated braiding and winding equipment, twisting and doubling machines, looms for braidings, warping machines, finishing equipment, measuring and packaging machines, thread splicers.

Supporting events

The Russian Textile Week 2018 brought together about 1,000 companies from 25 countries. In comparison to 2017, the number of participants increased by almost 20%, the floor space by 30%.

  • Inlegmash 2018 was the highlight of the Russian Textile Week, organized by Souzlegprom the Russian Union of Textile and Light Industry Enterprises and Expocentre AO with support of the Russian Ministry of Industry Trade, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The Week also included the 10th edition of the Techtextil Russia International Exhibition for Technical Textiles, Nonwovens and Protective Clothing, the 4th edition of the Interfabric. Spring International Exhibition for Fabrics and Textile Materials, and the 5th edition of the Legpromforum International Textile Industry Forum.
  • The 3rd International Symposium on R&D and manufacturing partnership: interaction between science and textile companies and new areas of technical textile application
  • The trading and purchasing session for textile manufacturers and retail chains
  • The First Textile Design Talents Solstudio Award ceremony took place on the first day of the forum. The competition is organized by Solstudio Textile Group and Souzlegprom with support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. Its participants were 300 artists from 30 Russian cities and 9 countries. The winenrs were Sofia Eliseeva (first place), Vasilina Tolmacheva (second place), Darina Biryulina (third place), and Maksim Krylov (special prize).  
  • Inlegmash 2018 offered platform for the practice of the extended WorldSkills Russia national team in the Fashion Technology competence. Participants represented schools from Ivanovo, Krasnodar, Nizhniy Novgorod, Sakhalin, Simferopol, and Korolyov. The best results were shown by the team of WorldSkills Russia national team member Evelina Altunyan, who will now represent Russia at EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest.
  • The 5th edition of the Legpromforum International Textile Industry Forum included a plenary session, panels, a series of conferences, round table discussions, workshops and master classes. The forum was opened with the plenary meeting "Russian Textile Industry 2018. Reloading: From Promotion and Support to Sustainable Development".
  • The Working Group of All-Russia People's Front and the Soyuzlegprom Digital Technology Committee organized a panel on the digital future of the textile industry.
  • At one of the sessions, CEO of Friendly World and expert of Souzlegprom Natalia Vstovskaya talked about government support to textile companies. Representative of Russian Export Center Maksim Chapov said that export growth required analysis of foreign markets, tackling issues of certification and patenting, customs administration and logistics support. According to him, special attention should be paid to support of Russian companies in exhibiting at trade shows in other countries.
  • Anna Lebsack-Kleimans, Chief Executive of Fashion Consulting Group, moderated a session on the trends of the Russian fashion market and its development prospects.
  • The 15th Golden Spindle 2017 award ceremony was a highlight of the Russian Textile Week. Expocentre received an award in the nomination of Promotion of Business Concept in Russia. The winners were Slavyanka, Viktoria Andreyanova, Kamyshin Textile, Nasha Forma, Camille Cassard, Pike Sewing Factory, Melado, Vostok-Service Group, Marina Sedova, Russkaya Kozha Group, Medvedkovo, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Farexpo with the Fashion Industry International Tradefair, Russian Fashion Roots, Anton Alfer of, Aleksey Mikhailov (winner of a fashion show at the Gubernskiy Stil Festival). Vyacheslav Zaitsev received Crystal Palm for his contribution to training of fashion designers.  

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Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation:

- We support events which offer not only showcases of Russian and foreign companies but also discussions of industry development. It is very good that the discussions here will be devoted to the strategy of the Russian textile industry development till 2025 which we have prepared together with related unions, associations, enterprises, leading experts, and consulting companies. We exchange opinions and invite experts from the Russian Federal Customs Service, the Federal Tax Service of Russia, and our foreign colleagues. The participants here also represent the Industrial Development Fund, Russian Export Center, and the Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo). It means that there are a lot of experts representing not only the textile industry but also other sectors such as machine building and agriculture. A lot of topics are being discussed. Events like this one are very beneficial for us.

Aleksey Khokhlov, Deputy of the Russian State Duma:

- I have attended almost all editions of Inlegmash starting back in the Soviet times. I have to say that this year the trade show is very lively. It shows that the textile industry in on a rise. The new exhibited equipment, fittings, fabrics are in demand. The textile industry is a driving force and a health barometer for the Russian economy. It is nice to see that Russian textile machinery manufacturers have emerged in the recent years. At one time people thought that Internet would substitute trade shows. But this time has passed. Trade shows are growing. They give us face to face networking and bridge a gap between research, technologies and engineering. This is the future. The fact that the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, other federal authorities and the business community pay so much attention to Inlegmash gives us hope that the show will be a great impetus to development of the Russian textile machine building.

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Join us at the 29th edition of Inlegmash on 19-22 March 2019 at Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia.


Press Service, Expocentre AO