News

Order intake in August - finally back in the black
In August, order intake (OI) in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 15 percent in real terms over the previous year's figure.
Draft standard "E DIN EN 415-11 Safety of packaging machines - Part 11: Determination of efficiency and availability" intended to replace DIN 8743
E DIN EN 415-11 defines key figures to describe the machine behavior and specifies boundary conditions for their determination in acceptance runs.
UK government guide to placing products on the UK market from 2021
At the end of 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) will leave the European Union. This has direct consequences for the placing of products on the British market, which are regulated by European harmonization regulations (e.g. Machinery Directive). Among other things, the CE mark established in the European Economic Area will be replaced by a UKCA mark in Great Britain in the future.
SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety rule published
Following its advance publication on the website of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), the new SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety rule was now also officially published in the Joint Ministerial Gazette on August 20, 2020 and automatically came into force on that date.
VDMA pavilion at the Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa
The first Virtual agrofood & plastprinpack Africa, which the VDMA will support as an institutional partner, will take place from October 19 to 22, 2020
Food Contact Materials China: VDMA submits substance list to EU
Request for an addition to the Chinese GB 9685-2016, Food Safety Standard for Uses of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles
Incoming orders in July: order low seems to be overcome
In July, the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery branch received more orders than in the two previous months. Compared to the previous year, however, orders were down 17 percent in real terms. Domestic orders were down 27 percent and foreign orders down 16 percent. Orders from Euro partner countries were 3 percent down on the previous year's figure, while orders from non-Euro countries were down 19 percent. In the three-month period from May to July 2020, which is less affected by fluctuations, incoming orders fell 23 percent short of the comparable prior-year figure. Germany: down 17 percent, other countries down 24 percent.
upakovka processing and packaging 2021 again with official German Pavilion
The upakovka processing and packaging will take place in Moscow from 26 to 29 January 2021.

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Four visions of the future for the German food processing machinery industry
What does the future of the German food processing machinery industry look like in 2035? Will the world turn green or will the world look to China? Are the economic regions in fierce competition or are they working hand in hand on a sustainable future? The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association and its members have developed four visions of the future.
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COVID-19 - Welcome to the VUCA world! How to achieve more structure and success with agility
The world is becoming increasingly volatile and uncertain, things are becoming more complex and ambiguity. You can read here which mindset and methods you can use to deal with such situations and position your company accordingly.
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Press Releases

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.
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.

Interviews

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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