Lesdrevmash 2016: the debut of the Japan pavilion

The 16th edition of the Lesdrevmash International Exhibition of Machinery, Equipment and Technologies for Logging, Woodworking and Furniture Industries will take place at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia, from 24 to 27 October 2016. 

With 60% of Russia densely wooded, forest resources in the country are worth USD28 trillion, of which USD52 million are to be invested this year for the development of the timber industry in Russia, in accordance with the state programme of industrial development and competitiveness.

Lesdrevmash 2016 is the major exhibition for logging and woodworking equipment, which will see it presenting the latest equipment, technology and innovations for the wood, forestry and logging industries.

The exhibition is organised by Expocentre AO, the Russian Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters with the official support of EUMABOIS, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and under the auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

With 500 exhibitors from across 30 countries and nine pavilions, the show is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors to this 40,000 square metres exhibition space.

Some leading international exhibitors include Biesse, Cefla, Dieffenbacher, Felder, Griggio, HOMAG, HOUFEK, EWD, IMA, Koimpex, KOMATSU, PALFINGER, Pallmann, Polytechnik, Ponsse, Schelling, SCM Group, Siempelkamp, Valon Kone, WEINIG, and Wintersteiger AG.

Local companies participating include AtlasMash, Intervesp, Kami, Kovrovskiye boilers, Kroneks, LidTeh, MDM-Techno, CFTechnologies, Stankovita, Teploresource, and Ekovent K.

This year, in order to tap into the Russian market, Lesdrevmash will see the debut of the first national Japanese national pavilion. The Japan pavilion presents 20 leading manufacturers and suppliers of technologies for the woodworking industry.

It is supported by the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association and the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Japan. Notable manufacturers such as Fuji, Hirota Corporation, Kanefusa Corporation, Kikukawa Enterprise, Kitagawa Engineering, OI Seisakusho, Suzuko, and Yamamoto Vinita will be presenting their wide array of woodworking equipment, including brand-new machinery and tools.

To meet local key industry players, Lesdrevmash will also set up the eighth edition of the Forest and Man International Forum to discuss the relevant problems in the Russian timber industry, expansion and cooperation with the international timber community as well as to address the search for effect development solutions.