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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA, the conceptual sponsor of drinktec, is organizing a comprehensive supporting program at the world leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid foods industry.
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