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Incoming orders: Weak November
In November, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 5 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 3 percent. Orders from abroad in November were 6 percent below the previous year's level.
Order intake in October on an upward trend
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.
The German Federy Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy supports again participation in iran food + bev tec 2019
From 18 to 21 June 2019 the 26th iran food + bev tec will take place in Tehran.
Hygienic Filling Machines for Liquid and Viscous Foods – Classification and Typical Fields of Application
The third edition of VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Document No. 2 has been published recently.
Henrik Oevermann new chairman VDMA Bakery Machinery Department
Henrik Oevermann was elected the new Chairman of the Bakery Machinery Department at the VDMA General Assembly on 16 November 2018 in Osnabrück
Order intake in September - Strong boost from Germany - Machine production increases in the 1st half of 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
Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Machinery: Autumn survey confirms gratifying industry trend
In the pharmaceutical and cosmetics machinery sector, the economic engine has been running at full speed for some time now. The current VDMA Autumn Survey on the economic situation confirms that the sector is doing well.
Research project started: SensoRein - sensor-based monitoring of cleaning demand and cleaning results in closed systems
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.
Incoming orders in August - Uneven development in the sub-sectors
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.

Press Releases

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.
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.
20.11.2017
At its general meeting on 8 November 2017 in Seeheim-Jugenheim, the members of the VDMA of Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association elected their new board of directors as scheduled. The board is elected for a term of four years.
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.
13.06.2017
The demand for machinery and equipment for the production, filling and packaging of beverages continuous to be high and reached a new record in 2016.

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