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Russian plastic and rubber market is building momentum
20,000 business visitors attended interplastica and UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2013 in Moscow
Things have got going again in the Russian plastic and rubber market. The market has bags of potential and offers some promising business opportunities – the almost unanimous verdict of exhibitors at interplastica 2013.
An impressive range of innovative products and services was on show in the areas of machines and equipment, raw material production and processing at the Moscow exhibition centre Zao Expocentr in Krasnaja Presnja between 29th January and 1st February. Exhibitor stands not only bore witness to some lively business discussions but also numerous deals.
Good visitor resonance strengthened the position of the leading trade fair for plastic and rubber technology in Russia and the entire CIS region. 20,000 business visitors attended the interplastica 2013 and the UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA trade fair for packaging technology being held at the same time.
Exhibitor Testimonials interplastica 2013
Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG machine works, Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Managing Partner, Germany:
We see Russia as a market with great potential and I am sure we will also be successful here in future. We are doing good business in the sales of extrusion machines for film processing, especially in the food industry. At the interplastica, we received new orders and had some interesting discussions.
Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Dr. Rudolf Weber, Head of Sales EEMA/Advanced Materials Semi Crystalline Products, Dormagen, Germany:
At interplastica, we meet customers and potential customers from all over Russia and neighbouring countries such as the Ukraine and Belarus. For us, the automotive area is developing positively, production is growing and international and national suppliers are active in the country. We have been able to build on some of our existing business contacts and also find new project partners. We are optimistic in terms of future developments: The electro- and electronics sector, which has shown little dynamism up to now, will experience an upturn in the long term.
BSW Machinery HandelsGmbH, Günter Wais, Vice President Sales, Vienna:
We found a very strong increase in the interest for our products, including woven PP sacks for building materials, cement, artificial fertiliser, etc. Things are on the move again especially in the construction industry, older machines are being replaced, but capacities are also being increased. State funding programs are also playing an important role in this area, in particular. We mostly use the interplastica as a means of maintaining our existing business relationships. Russian customers especially value personal contacts, people are happy to sign pre-negotiated contacts.
Haitian Russia, Konstantin Kazantsev, Head of the Development, Moscow
For us, the interplastica is a wonderful opportunity to present our entire product portfolio and to show our customers the perspectives offered by partnership. This year we had fourteen managers working at the stand, and all of them were very busy! As well as immediate business targets, we also try to support the young generation and get them interested in working on the industry. At the moment, there really is the problem of a lack of skilled workers: Engineers, planners, mechatronics engineers. So we are very happy to see professors bringing their students to the trade fair so they can get an idea about future working opportunities. At the stand we present all the possibilities of our technology and this always brings in the younger crowd! - read more
Number one address for good business.
interplastica 2013 is the ideal meeting point of the industry.
• 2013 saw the participation of 712 exhibitors from 27 countries.
• Round about 20,000 visitors came to interplastica and to the simultaneous event, UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA, the international trade fair for packaging machinery, packing production machinery and packaging.
• About 80 % of the exhibitors were extremely pleased with the expertise and decision-making powers of the visitors who came to the trade fair.