Weldex 2018: 14% growth in the number of visitors

The biggest Russian International Exhibition for welding materials, equipment and technologies Weldex 2018 was held in Moscow from October 16th through October 19th. The leader of the exhibition services in Russia - ITE Company Group was the organizer of this business event.


Traditionally Russian Scientific and Technical Welding Society (RNTSO), Moscow Inter-industry Alliance of Leading Welders and Leading Specialists for Cutting and Metalworking (MMAGS) European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) and Elsvar were the Partners of the exhibition.

Dmitry Nikitin, the Deputy Director of the Department of Machine Tool Building and Investment Machine Building of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Alexander Smetanov, the Member of the Moscow City Duma, the Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Science and Industry, Nikolay Aleshin, the President of the National Agency of Welding Control, the Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuriy Podkopaev, the President of the Moscow Inter-industry Alliance of Leading Welders, the Elsvar General Director, Vladimir Yurteev, the Secretary General of the Committee on Industrial Policies of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and other honorable guests took part in the exhibition opening ceremony.


During 4 days the exhibition Weldex 2018 received 6 091 visitors from 23 countries and 70 Russian regions. It’s by 14% more than the total amount of visitors of the exhibition in 2017. The total exhibition area exceeded 8500 sq.m.

177 companies from 14 countries throughout the world participated in the exhibition. Traditionally the equipment for welding and cutting was shown at the exhibitors’ stands thus forming Weldex distinctive feature.

This year ESAB presented a number of newly-designed products, including inverters Renegade ET 300i and ET 300iP for MMA welding and for TIG welding with high-frequency starting and the best power-to-weight factor; the updated Rebel series, the Stoody materials – electrodes and wires both flux cored wire and solid wire for corrective maintenance and hardfacing.


At the “IRE-POLUS” STA’s stand specialists were demonstrated the following newly-designed products: continuous lasers and impulse lasers of different intensity, laser glass heads, including scanning ones, semi-automatic spot welding station LSS-5M; tubes and profiles laser welding station TPS-6000 and multi-functional laser cutting stations Multi-Axis Compact and Multi-Axis Micro.

At the RUTECTOR’s stand the company specialists demonstrated new technologies in the sphere of semi-automatic welding and a unique virtual reality welder trainer in operation.

KEDR Company Group showed two product lines: KEDR PRIME and KEDR PRO. KEDR PRIME are the welding machines and accessories designed for operation at small and medium-size workshops as well as for household use; it’s the reliable equipment with multiple functions at optimal price.  KEDR PRO is a series of high-tech equipment designed for commercial use with high level of dust and moisture protection intended for operation in the severe work environment. The newly-designed products of 2018 – commercial welding stations series KEDR PRO for argon-arc, semi-automatic and manual arc welding as well as for plasma cutting were also presented at the company’s stand.

VEKTOR Group presented the new work station Siegmund, a multi-functional unit with all advantages of an assembly and welding bench in compact and easy-to-use format which allows a variety of operations – from joining to welding and metal processing.

“Sudotechnologiya” Company demonstrated two welding processes: TAWERS Super-Active Aluminum (robotic welding of aluminum) and TAWERS 450A SP-MAG II (robotic welding of steel). The TAWERS concept is unique for the market of robotic welding equipment; the TAWERS technology allows achieving maximum performance thus keeping high quality of welding: lower number of splashes and the same depth of penetration at the higher speed of welding.


In the course of the exhibition Voestalpine demonstrated different types of flux cored wires. The Company specialists told about new possibilities to raise efficiency of welding in various sectors of the industry thanks to application of flux cored wires and spoke about their advantages as compared to solid wires. 

This year the Weldex Business programme was enriched and enlarged with new special events. First, the “Industrial Robotization Conference: from decision making to successful implementation” was held within the exhibition, in the course of which the lecturers spoke about development prospects of the industrial robotics market in Russia and throughout the world, presented cases about application of new technologies abroad and spoke about the step-by-step approach to welding robotization. The Conference participants also shared their experience in robotics welding introduction into production processes and told about productivity boosting opportunities with application of robotics complexes. The Conference participants were presented with new innovative technologies from foreign and national leaders of the robotics market: KUKA Robotics, FANUC, Industrial Automation Competence Center, NUTECH GmbH, “NITI Progress” OJSC.

The Weldex Business Programme successfully went through the following events:  Seminar “How to start a manufacturing business of high-tech welding in Russia”, Seminar “Modernization of production processes: implementation of additive technologies”, Session of chief welders of Moscow and the Moscow Region and Conference “Welding of polymeric materials”.  All events of the Business Programme were visited by more than 400 professionals.

Weldex is among the largest industrial exhibitions in Russia. This year the Exhibition was traditionally supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation State Duma Committee for Defense, the Russian Federation Moscow City Duma Commission on Science and Industry, the Ministry of Investments and Innovations of the Moscow Region, the Commission on Machine building of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

In 2019 the 19th International Exhibition for welding materials, equipment and technologies Weldex will be held at ECC Sokolniki from October 15-18, 2019.