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Incoming orders in July – strong within Germany, weak within Euro partner countries
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.
Order intake in May remains weak
Compared to last year's figures, order intake in the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery sector in May fell by 12 percent in real terms. Domestic orders decreased by 29 percent, foreign orders by 9 percent.
VDMA 8751 (draft): Packaging machinery (incl. filling machinery) – Specification and measurement of energy and utility consumption
Energy and utility media consumption of packaging machinery is dependent on the operation pattern of the machine system considered. This VDMA standard sheet defines key figures and machine performance levels for which average energy and media consumption could be specified related to defined boundary conditions. Based on these specifications the expected energy- and media consumption could be calculated for a given production pattern. The calculated consumption could be verified by measurement of energy and media consumption in the course of an acceptance run of the machine system.
A customized model car
At automatica 2018, VDMA and ITQ GmbH will be presenting the Industry 4.0 demonstrator smart4i Next Generation.
ACHEMA – international showcase for pharmaceutical machinery
The field of manufacturing and packaging machinery for pharmaceuticals is a small but highly specialized segment of German engineering, and very successful in international competition. ACHEMA is the international showcase for this segment. All the leading international manufacturers attend this fair with their stands.
Food processing machines and packaging machines are in high demand
In 2017, the production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to a record level of more than 14 billion euros. The prospects for the current year remain positive.
Review China Management Meeting at Cargill Food Technology in Pinghu
On the 8th May 2018, the 7th VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery China Management Meeting took place at the premise of Cargill Food Technology in Pinghu Economic Development Zone of Zhejiang Province. 23 participants from 10 VDMA member companies attended the meeting
Pharma machinery “made in Germany” is the world’s leader
German pharma machine constructors managed to hold their market position in international competition. In terms of value, roughly one in four of every pharma machine comes from Germany.
Machinery production exceeds 14 billion euros for the first time in 2017
In 2017 the production of food processing machinery and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to more than 14 billion euros thus reaching a new record.

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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.
18.07.2018
Compared to last year's figures, order intake in the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery sector in May fell by 12 percent in real terms. Domestic orders decreased by 29 percent, foreign orders by 9 percent.
18.06.2018
At automatica 2018, VDMA and ITQ GmbH will be presenting the Industry 4.0 demonstrator smart4i Next Generation.
28.05.2018
The field of manufacturing and packaging machinery for pharmaceuticals is a small but highly specialized segment of German engineering, and very successful in international competition. ACHEMA is the international showcase for this segment. All the leading international manufacturers attend this fair with their stands.
24.05.2018
In 2017, the production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to a record level of more than 14 billion euros. The prospects for the current year remain positive.
23.05.2018
German pharma machine constructors managed to hold their market position in international competition. In terms of value, roughly one in four of every pharma machine comes from Germany.
08.05.2018
In 2017 the production of food processing machinery and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to more than 14 billion euros thus reaching a new record.
08.05.2018
Year-on-year, order intake in the Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery sector rose in real terms by 2 percent in March.
11.09.2017
Munich, 11 September 2017 – The German mechanical engineering industry is expected to grow significantly again in 2017. The signs for this are getting more clear: machinery production rose by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2017. Order intake in July was 10 percent higher than in the previous year.
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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