Industry Reports

Food Processing and Packaging Machinery

The demand for machinery and equipment for the production, filling and packaging of beverages continuous to be high and reached a new record in 2016. In 2017, the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA is expecting a further increase in the range of 3 and 4 per cent.

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Bakery Machinery

In 2016, the production of bakery machines grew and exceeded the previous year's level by 9 percent. As in 2015, growth was again driven by strong domestic demand. The export of bakery machines remained at the previous year's level in 2016.

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Confectionary Machinery

The engineering of confectionery machines is characterised by a high level of specialisation and very extensive know-how of process engineering. The product range includes machines for cocoa processing and the production of cocoa paste, chocolate, sugar confectioneries, biscuits and wafers.

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Order intake in May: a clear plus

30.06.2017 Order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector increased by 23 percent in real terms. The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association expects demand to pick up further in the coming months.

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Growing beverage consumption fuels international machinery trade

The global demand for machinery and equipment for the production, filling and packaging of beverages remains high, reaching a new record in 2015. Already prior to the drinktec, which will take place from September 11 until 15, 2017 in Munich, the industry awaits drinktec in an optimistic mood.

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Meat processing equipment production reached 1 billion euros for the first time in 2015

09.02.2016 In 2015 the German manufacturers of meat processing machinery for the first time reached a production value of 1 billion euros. The increase compared to the previous year is expected to be nearly 10 percent.

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Martina Claus

Markets & business climate machinery for raw material processing, market development Africa, Forum Packaging


+49 69 6603-1931


+49 69 6603-2931

Beatrix Fraese

Markets & business climate bakery machinery, confectionary machinery, meat processing machinery, beverage machinery and dairy machinery, representative office China


+49 69 6603-1418


+49 69 6603-2418

Vera Fritsche

Markets & Business climate packaging machinery, representative offices India and Russia, Forum Packaging


+49 69 6603-1429


+49 69 6603-2429

Dr. Peter Golz

Deputy Managing Director, markets & business climate machines and equipment for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry


+49 69 6603-1656


+49 69 6603-2656