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Welcome to the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association is one of the largest of 38 industry-specific associations within VDMA. The many different engineering products produced in this field make it a very heterogeneous sector.
More than 300 member companies manufacture bakery machines, meat processing machines, beverage production and dairy technology, confectionery machines, machines and equipment for vegetable raw material processing, packaging machines, and machinery and installations for producing pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
In Part 1 of the VDMA Future Business Study "German Food Machinery Industry 2035" we presented four future scenarios that you can use as a stress test for your corporate strategy. With Part 2 "Strategies for the German Food Machinery Industry 2035" we go one step further.
The VDMA publication Food Processing and Packaging Machinery No. 14 "Code of Practice - Exterior Sterilisation of Packaging Machinery" has been revised. The revised version can be downloaded here free of charge.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), enviacon international is organizing a webinar on food processing technology in West Africa. The date is 28 February 2021, 10:00-12:30.
At its general meeting on 26 November 2020, the members of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association elected the boards of the specialist divisions in rotation. They are elected for four years.
On October 26, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) updated the measuring instrument catalog. AQSIQ No. 48, which was previously relevant, becomes obsolete with the promulgation of the catalog.
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) has published the Occupational Medicine Recommendation (AME) of the Committee for Occupational Medicine (AfAMed) on dealing with employees in need of special protection in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic.
What does the future of the German food processing machinery industry look like in 2035? Will the world turn green or will the world look to China? Are the economic regions in fierce competition or are they working hand in hand on a sustainable future? The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association and its members have developed four visions of the future.
The world is becoming increasingly volatile and uncertain, things are becoming more complex and ambiguity. You can read here which mindset and methods you can use to deal with such situations and position your company accordingly.
The order intake of the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division in September was down 6 percent in real terms on the previous year. This decline is the result of the drop in new orders at the companies grouped under "Other food processing and packaging machinery", which are not allocated to either of the two sub-sectors shown.
In July, the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery branch received more orders than in the two previous months. Compared to the previous year, however, orders were down 17 percent in real terms. Domestic orders were down 27 percent and foreign orders down 16 percent. Orders from Euro partner countries were 3 percent down on the previous year's figure, while orders from non-Euro countries were down 19 percent.
In the three-month period from May to July 2020, which is less affected by fluctuations, incoming orders fell 23 percent short of the comparable prior-year figure. Germany: down 17 percent, other countries down 24 percent.
2019 was the ninth consecutive year of growth for packaging machinery manufacturers from Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the approximately 250 mainly medium-sized companies produced packaging machinery worth around 7.3 billion euros, an increase of 2 percent.
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