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.
"WS Choc" is to be developed as an industry-specific standard for the confectionery industry. For this purpose, mechanical engineers and confectionery producers are invited to participate in the project.
The updated SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Safety and Health Rule has been officially published in the Joint Ministerial Gazette. As a result, the changes in the Occupational Safety and Health Rule now receive presumptive effect.
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.
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.
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