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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 April, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 8 percent in real terms compared to the previous year. Orders from Germany rose by 7 percent over the weak prior-year figure, while demand from abroad fell by 10 percent.
In the first quarter, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector were 17 percent down on the same period last year (Germany: plus 1 percent, abroad: minus 20 percent). Sales in the first quarter were up 15 percent year-on-year.
According to preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office, the production of food processing and packaging machinery increased by 8 percent to 15.1 billion euros in 2018. A new record was thus reached.
In February, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector was 21 percent lower in real terms than the very high prior-year figure. Orders from Germany fell by 3 percent and orders from abroad by 23 percent below the comparable figure for the previous year.
Uniform implementation of OPC UA in food and packaging machines - this is possible. The basis is the porting of the established Weihenstephan standards into an OPC UA Companion Specification. The VDMA initiatives inspired hundreds of conference visitors.
We are in times of upheaval. We invite you to take part in scenario workshops to examine the effects of future trends on our industry. The kick-off workshop will take place on 13 June 2019 in Frankfurt.
In October, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 10 percent in real terms over the previous year's level. Domestic orders rose by 17 percent. Orders from abroad in October were 9 percent higher than in the previous year.
In September, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 11 percent in real terms below the previous year's level. Domestic orders increased significantly by 37 per cent. The machine production increases by 5 percent in the 1st half of 2018
As part of the joint research initiative initiated by the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, promising sensor technologies are being further developed to prototype maturity and evaluated under practical conditions according to uniform criteria. A project volume of 1.85 million euros is available to the five participating research institutes for this purpose.
In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 0.2 percent in real terms, thus remaining at the previous year's level. Orders from Germany fell by 7 percent, while orders from euro partner countries rose by 20 percent over the comparable figure for the previous year. Orders from non-euro countries fell by 3 percent.
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.
In June, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell short of the previous year's figure by 22 percent in real terms. Orders from Germany fell by 28 percent, orders from abroad by 21 percent.
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.
The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association was represented at "Africa Meets Business" in Berlin on 5 June. The event was opened by Economics Minister Peter Altmeier and Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group Volker Kauder.
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