Industry Reports

Meat Processing Machinery

20.12.2018 The German meat processing machinery industry is in a good position: 2018 was the eighth year of growth for the industry. The production value grew by around 4 percent to almost 1.2 billion euros. Around 60 companies are active in the industry. Domestic business proved to be a strong driver of business development. Exports exceeded the previous year's level.

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Bakery Machinery

The production of bakery machines rose in 2017 by 4 percent above the already high level of the previous year. For the first time the 600 million Euro threshold was crossed - a new record. The impetus for industry growth came primarily from the EU countries and Germany.

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Pharmaceutical machinery

Small batch sizes and high demands on both product safety and the reproducibility of production processes are the main reasons for the emergence of a specialized pharmaceutical engineering industry, which - according to VDMA estimates - amounts to about seven billion euros worldwide.

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Incoming orders in August - clear slump in incoming orders

21.10.2019 In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 17 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 11 percent and from abroad by 18 percent.

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Order intake in July - Packaging machinery clearly in the black

12.09.2019 In July, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector exceeded the previous year's figure by a total of 11 percent in real terms. Orders from Germany increased by 17 percent, orders from abroad by 10 percent.

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Order intake for 1st half of 2019 below previous year's level - Mixed development for food processing and packaging machinery

12.08.2019 In June, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 1 percent in real terms over the previous year. Domestic orders rose by 14 percent, while orders from abroad remained at the previous year's level.

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Federal participation: upakovka 2020 PROCESSING & PACKAGING

07.08.2019 The upakovka PROCESSING & PACKAGING will take place from 28 to 21 January 2020 in Moscow (Russia).

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German Pavilion at pacprocess India / food pex India / drink technology India 2019

09.07.2019 From 12 - 14 December 2019, the trade fair trio consisting of pacprocess India / food pex India /drink technology India will take place in New Delhi (India).

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BMWi business trip to Colombia, 17 to 21 February 2020

09.07.2019 From February 17 to 21, 2020 a business trip to Colombia will take place for the food processing and packaging machinery sector.

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Martina Claus

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


+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


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Vera Fritsche

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


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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