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Welcome to the VDMA Technology Lounge at IFFA 2019
At IFFA 2019, the VDMA Food Machinery and Packaging Machinery Association will be presenting itself together with partners from research, science and the start-up scene in Hall 11.1, Stand B41.
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News

February incoming orders: Packaging machinery up significantly
In February, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector was 21 percent lower in real terms than the very high prior-year figure. Orders from Germany fell by 3 percent and orders from abroad by 23 percent below the comparable figure for the previous year.
First World Interoperability Conference at Hannover Messe 2019 - Presentation of the OPC UA implementation
Uniform implementation of OPC UA in food and packaging machines - this is possible. The basis is the porting of the established Weihenstephan standards into an OPC UA Companion Specification. The VDMA initiatives inspired hundreds of conference visitors.
Federal participation at Gulfood Manufacturing, Dubai 2019
From October 29th to 31st, 2019 the Gulfood Manufacturing fair will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Federal participation at the ANDINA-PACK in Bogota 2019
From November 19th to 22nd, 2019 the ANDINA-PACK - International Fair for the Converting, Processing and Packaging Industry will take place in Bogota, Colombia
Kick-off workshop scenarios "German Food Machinery 2035" on 13.6.2019 in Frankfurt/M.
We are in times of upheaval. We invite you to take part in scenario workshops to examine the effects of future trends on our industry. The kick-off workshop will take place on 13 June 2019 in Frankfurt.
Order intake in January: Base effects shape the picture
In January, order intake in the food rocessing and packaging machinery segment was 22 percent below the high prior-year figure in real terms. Domestic orders rose by 3 per cent, while orders from abroad fell by 26 percent.
Incoming orders 2018 - No conciliatory conclusion
In December, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 8 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 18 per cent. Orders from abroad in December were 7 per cent below the previous year's level.
VDMA 8751: 2019-03 - Specifying and checking the energy consumption of packaging systems for specific applications
It is foreseeable that consumption data for packaging systems will be requested more and more frequently in future. But how can data from different manufacturers be compared? Can the data be transferred to the conditions in user operation? Do they stand up to scrutiny? VDMA 8751: 2019-03 "Filling and packaging machines - Specification and measurement of energy and media consumption" provides the basis for answering these questions.
Invitation Infotag Hygienic Design - Basic event: 17 April 2019
Also this spring we offer our Infotag Hygienic Design (basic event) with a repetition of proven contents. The invitation to the event is now available.

Press Releases

18.04.2019
In February, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector was 21 percent lower in real terms than the very high prior-year figure. Orders from Germany fell by 3 percent and orders from abroad by 23 percent below the comparable figure for the previous year.
22.03.2019
In January, order intake in the food rocessing and packaging machinery segment was 22 percent below the high prior-year figure in real terms. Domestic orders rose by 3 per cent, while orders from abroad fell by 26 percent.
18.02.2019
In December, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 8 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 18 per cent. Orders from abroad in December were 7 per cent below the previous year's level.
18.01.2019
In November, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 5 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 3 percent. Orders from abroad in November were 6 percent below the previous year's level.
20.12.2018
In October, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 10 percent in real terms over the previous year's level. Domestic orders rose by 17 percent. Orders from abroad in October were 9 percent higher than in the previous year.
10.12.2018
Henrik Oevermann was elected the new Chairman of the Bakery Machinery Department at the VDMA General Assembly on 16 November 2018 in Osnabrück
27.11.2018
In September, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 11 percent in real terms below the previous year's level. Domestic orders increased significantly by 37 per cent. The machine production increases by 5 percent in the 1st half of 2018
23.10.2018
As part of the joint research initiative initiated by the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, promising sensor technologies are being further developed to prototype maturity and evaluated under practical conditions according to uniform criteria. A project volume of 1.85 million euros is available to the five participating research institutes for this purpose.
17.10.2018
In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 0.2 percent in real terms, thus remaining at the previous year's level. Orders from Germany fell by 7 percent, while orders from euro partner countries rose by 20 percent over the comparable figure for the previous year. Orders from non-euro countries fell by 3 percent.
10.09.2018
Order intake in the Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery sector fell by 12 percent in real terms in July. Domestic orders fell by 1 percent while orders from abroad decreased by 14 percent.

Interviews

Margret Menzel
Margret Menzel
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