With the Russian logistics sector experiencing stable growth, suppliers of logistics equipment and systems are anticipating rising demand for industrial trucks, cranes, aerial work platforms, shelves and complete logistics systems. Positive signs include Russia's harbors approaching full capacity and billions of euros being invested in construction to generate additional storage capacity.
To take advantage of this opportunity, on September 27 the second round of CeMAT RUSSIA will be held at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. During the four-day event, close to 120 exhibitors will present their intralogistics-related products.
Frank Apel, executive director of Viastore systems in Stuttgart, sees strong potential in Russia.
“We feel that the Russian market is currently on quite a dynamic growth course,” he said. “CeMAT Russia plays a key role in the development of this market. At last year’s exhibition we learned about numerous projects that gave rise to concrete commissions, and we are expecting the level of inquiries to be just as high at CeMAT Russia 2011.”
This year for the first time, the BVL (German Logistics Association) will be organizing a forum to accompany the trade fair program. This forum will be dedicated to current economic developments and strategic prospects in the Russian Federation. The focus on the morning of September 29th will be on challenges in the logistics industry. High-level representatives of Russian and German companies will discuss new developments, identify strategies and trends, and present fitting solutions.
The afternoon will be dedicated to intralogistics. Discussions will revolve around logistics processes for organization and control through modern IT applications, as well as the development of new energy-efficient technologies for operating intralogistics systems. Questions to be addressed include:
• How can intralogistics projects be managed on the Russian market, and
• What challenges exist when it comes to the technical connectivity of transport, storage and picking systems?
Under the umbrella brand "Industrial Trade Fair Moscow" (ITFM), Industrial Automation RUSSIA and Surface RUSSIA will be held from September 27 to 30 alongside CeMAT RUSSIA and MDA RUSSIA. These four fairs present technological solutions from the fields of propulsion and fluid technology, industrial automation, surface technology and intralogistics. The fairs are jointly organized by OOO Deutsche Messe RUS, Moscow, a newly formed subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, and ITC Group Plc., an English trade fair organizer with branch offices in eleven countries.
Two hundred sixty-nine exhibitors and approximately 5,000 visitors, predominantly from Russia, attended the ITFM premiere in 2010. Approximately half of the visitors came to Moscow with concrete investment plans. Eighteen percent were of executive level, while an additional 34 percent held management positions in their companies. In terms of industry distribution, 25 percent came from mechanical engineering, 16 percent from transport and logistics, and 12 percent from electrical engineering and the energy sector.