Fastener Fair Russia 2015 was held at a new venue


On March 25-27, 2015 in St. Petersburg it was hosted the III International Exhibition of fastener and fixing technologies Fastener Fair Russia 2015. The exhibition was held in a new venue - the Cultural and Exhibition Center "Expoforum", located in 10-minutes drive from the airport "Pulkovo".

Exhibitors from 9 countries took part in this event. Fastener products and equipment for their production were presented by Russia, Germany, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, USA, Turkey, China and Taiwan. Perhaps the number of foreign participants would be more if it was not close in time the world's largest exhibition Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2015, which was on March 12 - 15).
At this time the international project Fastener Fair Russia gathered on one platform the representatives of leading Russian fastener manufactures. Among them there were: "MMK-metiz" JSC, "Severstal-metiz" JSC, "Parallel" Ltd, "BelZAN" JSC . Among the well-known foreign companies, participated in the exhibition, there were: Ambrovit SPS, Tillex, Vilux viterie SPA, Imanpack packaging & eco solution SPA, Ningbo ordam fastener and others.
«Fastener Fair Russia 2015 attracted specialists from such areas as bridge and road construction, engineering, housing construction, machine tools”, - as it was noted in the news of the company "Severstal-metiz" at website They said that the representatives of "Severstal-metiz" got a lot of interesting meetings of a commercial nature and also at searching for new promising niches of development. According to the exhibitors, who represented "Severstal-metiz", St. Petersburg is regarded not so much as a promising local market, but as a "window to Europe", and it was confirmed by the work on the show, where they had several successful meetings with the companies from Poland and Czech Republic. "Now it is not very easy time for hardware industry. However, we see the trends and prospects of the market that allow us to look at the situation with optimism. For example, our dealer on fasteners predicts sales growth of 20% this year, moreover this figure lies not in an optimistic business plan, but in the base. Our colleagues plan to increase the volumes thanks to import substitution – primarily of European products", - said Alexander Shevelev, CEO of "Severstal-metiz".

"MMK-Metiz" also demonstrated novelties, the production of which was mastered in recent years. In the frame of the exhibition, "MMK-Metiz" specialists of technical services and marketing hold a series of meetings and negotiations with partners and potential customers of the company in order to expand the presence of "MMK-Metiz" on domestic and foreign markets.

On March 26 in the framework of the business program Fastener Fair Russia 2015 hosted the third conference "Fastener. Quality and Responsibility". In parallel with the exhibition Fastener Fair Russia 2015 there took place other events: St. Petersburg Technical Fair and the exhibition of technologies and equipment for sheet metal processing BLECH Russia. Also the premiere of the updated concept of the global exhibition project Automechanika – the exhibition of spare parts, automotive components and equipment for the maintenance of vehicles – Automechanika St. Petersburg was at the same fairground.

According to feedback from the participants, received by organizers, the exhibition Fastener Fair Russia 2015 was successful and, despite the difficult economic situation in the country, has allowed the exhibitors to reach the targets sets. The next exhibition Fastener Fair Russia is scheduled in 2017.