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Strong growth in food processing and packaging machinery
The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8 percent in 2018. This was not only a record figure, but also the highest growth rate in the current decade.
Order intake April: weak demand from euro partner countries
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.
Order intake: March growth rates, but first quarter below prior-year level
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.
Record value: machine production exceeds 15 billion euros
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.
February incoming orders: Packaging machinery up significantly
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.
First World Interoperability Conference at Hannover Messe 2019 - Presentation of the OPC UA implementation
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.
Federal participation at Gulfood Manufacturing, Dubai 2019
From October 29th to 31st, 2019 the Gulfood Manufacturing fair will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Federal participation at the ANDINA-PACK in Bogota 2019
From November 19th to 22nd, 2019 the ANDINA-PACK - International Fair for the Converting, Processing and Packaging Industry will take place in Bogota, Colombia
Kick-off workshop scenarios "German Food Machinery 2035" on 13.6.2019 in Frankfurt/M.
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.

Press Releases

20.12.2018
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.
10.12.2018
Henrik Oevermann was elected the new Chairman of the Bakery Machinery Department at the VDMA General Assembly on 16 November 2018 in Osnabrück
27.11.2018
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
23.10.2018
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.
17.10.2018
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.
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.
09.08.2018
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.
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.
08.06.2018
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.
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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