IFFA Paints Positive Picture for Sector09 May 2013
GERMANY - The German meat processing equipment industry is on the rise, according to figures released during this year’s IFFA exhibition in Frankfurt Germany.
Last year the sector saw a rise of eight per cent in value compared to 2011 reaching €11.4 billion.
The Association of German Machine and Plant Manufacturers – VDMA - said that the future of the industry is optimistic with prospect for advances in the international sector.
“We can look back over a very pleasing 2012,” said Berthold Gassman, who chairs the association.
“Production volumes of German suppliers of food processing and packaging machines have reached an all-time high.”
The VDMA said there is a great demand in many growth markets for sophisticated technology and highly specialised products.
During the exhibition, manufacturers also reported an upturn in sales and a more positive and confident attitude from the processors.
Some processing equipment manufacturers have been forced to bring forward production plans to accommodate the rise in demand for the industry.
The German Butchers Association said that the sector had remained stable over the last year with turnover in specialist butchery businesses reaching around €16.4 billion.
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