News

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

08.06.2017
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.
Michael Przytulla (VDMA) talks about industry 4.0 and its actual implementation with the VDMA smart4i demonstrator at the interpack special show.
Fatima Abdelfatah studied mechanical engineering and telecommunications at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canary and belongs to the team that worked on the VDMA smart4i demonstrator. She talks to us about her task and challenges concerning this industry 4.0 project and about her future.
The smart4i Demonstrator in the VDMA Technology Lounge shows how it is possible already with today’s state of the art machinery and components to realize the vision of Industry 4.0 and the individualization of products up to lot size 1.
04.05.2017
The German food processing and packaging machinery manufacturing companies look forward to the interpack trade fair full of confidence. “For years, our industry has shown a positive development and the German manufacturers can look back on a record year," said Richard Clemens, Managing Director of the VDMA Food Packaging and Packaging Machinery Association, at interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf.
27.04.2017
From May 4 to 10, the world will meet at interpack in Düsseldorf - the world's leading trade fair for processing and packaging machinery.

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