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Strategies for the German Food Machinery Industry 2035
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.
VDMA Document "Exterior disinfection of packaging materials" revised
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.
Order intake in November - surge in demand for food processing machinery
The order intake of the food processing and packaging machinery sector shows a real increase of 7 percent in November compared to the previous year's value.
Food processing technology and logistics in West Africa - Webinar
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.
Revision VDMA 8748 Criteria for assessing the quality of packaging materials to be processed on sealed-edge and tubular bag forming, filling and sealing machines and lines (Minimum requirements)
The draft version of VDMA 8748: 2020-12-25 was submitted to the public for review and comment. Objections can be submitted until 1.4.2021.
Revision VDMA 8747 Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Films and Foils Intended for Manufacture of Blister Packs for Drugs (Minimum Requirements)
The draft version of VDMA 8747: 2020-12-25 was submitted to the public for review and comment. Objections can be submitted until 1.4.2021.
New board members elected
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.
China: New measuring device catalogue to be applied
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.
Revised occupational medicine recommendation "Dealing with employees in need of special protection due to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic" published
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.

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Four visions of the future for the German food processing machinery industry
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.
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COVID-19 - Welcome to the VUCA world! How to achieve more structure and success with agility
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.
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Press Releases

19.01.2021
The order intake of the food processing and packaging machinery sector shows a real increase of 7 percent in November compared to the previous year's value.
09.12.2020
In October, the order intake of the food processing and packaging machinery sector showed a real increase of 4 per cent over the previous year.
23.11.2020
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 August, order intake (OI) in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 15 percent in real terms over the previous year's figure.
08.09.2020
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.
18.08.2020
In June, 21 percent more orders were received in the food processing and packaging machinery sector than in May.
16.06.2020
In April, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by a total of 19 percent in real terms from the already weak level of the previous year.
15.05.2020
In March, incoming orders received by the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division were down 24 percent in real terms on the same period last year.
11.05.2020
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.
The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association has launched a new knowledge portal on sustainable packaging and packaging technologies.

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IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives
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