Italian ceramic technology meets at Mosbuild
The countdown has begun to the Eastern European building and interiors exhibition Mosbuild.
The Italian ceramic technology industry is preparing for its annual appointment with Mosbuild (2-5 April 2019), the largest building and interior exhibition for the Russian and Eastern European markets held in Moscow.
Held for the first time in the modern Crocus Expo exhibition complex in Moscow, the event will showcase a complete range of innovative and design materials exhibited by the leading producers of technology, tiles, bathroom furniture, soft furnishings, paint and wallpaper, doors, windows and building materials. Around 65,000 visitors are expected, including designers, architects, manufacturers and industry professionals.
Pavilion 1 Hall 3, the section devoted to ceramic machinery and glazes, will host a large group of Italian companies under the banner of Acimac. In a 580 sq.m stand, the association will bring together 22 well-established companies in the sector: Air Power, BMR, Cami, CMF, Colorobbia, Esmalglass, Gape Due, ICF & Welko, LB, Lema, Martinelli, Mectiles, Officine Smac, Refrattari Speciali, Ricoth, Rieter Morando, Sacmi, Smaltochimica, Surfaces Technological Abrasives, System Ceramics, Tecnodiamant and Tecnoferrari.
Visitors to the Acimac stand will be able to pick up a free copy of the Russian edition of the international magazine Ceramic World Review, which focuses on the latest technologies for the ceramic industry.
The importance of the Russian market for Italian exports is demonstrated by the rapid growth of local ceramic production, which according to initial estimates marked up double-digit growth in 2018 to reach around 187 million sq.m (+14.3%). The biggest increase was in the floor tile segment (now estimated at around 109 million sq.m), while wall tile production is valued at around 77 million sq.m. The growth in Russian tile production has been accompanied by an uptick in domestic tile demand, estimated last year at just under 200 million sq.m, not far short of the all-time record of 230 million sq.m of 2013.
Eastern Europe accounted for 8.1% of Italian ceramic machinery exports in 2017 with sales of 134.7 million euros, most of which were in the Russian market.