GERMANY - Registration figures for the seventh Anuga FoodTec, the international supplier trade fair for the food and beverage industry, from 24 to 27 March 2015 in Cologne, have been outstanding according to the organisers.
Alongside countless market leaders from Germany and abroad, many small and medium-sized companies will also be appearing at Anuga FoodTec.
In keeping with the motto "One for all - all in one" Anuga FoodTec will represent the entire production chain, divided into the areas Food Processing, Food Packaging, Food Safety and Services & Solutions. Individual topics, such as suppliers for the meat industry, are showing remarkable growth.
As an overarching theme, the broad term "Resource efficiency" will be emphasized across all areas of the trade fair and also represented within the supporting programme. Almost 1,500 suppliers from around 40 countries and 43,000 trade visitors from around 130 countries are expected at the trade fair.
The excellent registration figures for the coming trade fair can be seen across all sectors of the fair. The well-known names at Anuga FoodTec 2015 include among others.
Air Liquide, Alfa Laval, Alpma, Ashworth, Bilfinger, Bischoff + Klein, Bizerba, Bosch Packaging, Bühler, Carl Zeiss, CFT, CSF, Ecolab, Ecolean, Döhler, DS Smith, Exxon Mobil, Fanuc, Festo, Fomaco, Gardner Denver, GEA, Gerhardt Schubert, Grundfos, Albert Handtmann, Heinen, IMA, Intralox, Ishida, JBT FoodTec, Jokey-Plastik, Kaswasaki Robotics, Kaeser, KHS, Krones, KSB, Linde, Maja, Marcel, Mettler Toledo, Mitsubishi, Multivac, Polyclip, Pöppelmann, Probat, ProXES, Rockwell, SACMI, Siemens, SKF, Sleever, SMI, SPX, Stork Food, Taghleef, Thermo Fischer, Tipper Tie, Treif, Trepko, Ulma, Vemag, Veripack, Voith, Weber Maschinenbau, Yaskawa und Zeppelin.
Certain sections of Anuga FoodTec have seen above-average growth. For this reason, the suppliers for the meat industry will occupy the larger Hall 6 in 2015 (previously Hall 9) where they will present solutions for all processing stages.
The supplier section for the milk-processing industry has traditionally been a strong area. The fact that technologies for all processing phases within the milk industry are presented here - not only liquid milk products for instance - is one of the outstanding strengths of Anuga FoodTec.
The same applies for the fruit and vegetable processing industry sector, where participation is also strong, which competently satisfies the demand for different solutions within production processes.
In addition to the traditional focus on processing and packaging, Anuga FoodTec also offers cross-sector solutions for all processing phases and food industries. Under the heading "Services & Solutions" leading companies from the conveyer technology, inert gases and lubricants sectors, among others, will be appearing at Anuga FoodTec.
Once again Anuga FoodTec will occupy Halls 4 to 10 of the Cologne exhibitions grounds, which corresponds to a gross exhibition space of 121,000 m².
As an overarching theme the term "resource efficiency" will unite the individual focuses of the exhibition and place the emphasis on one of the most important issues within the food industry: today a conserving and conscious approach to natural resources is one of the fundamental responsibilities of food and beverage production.
Among other things, a half-day conference will be held on this theme on the first day of the trade fair. Here we were able to secure among others the former President of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST), Prof. Dr. Walter E.L. Spiess, Ettlingen, Germany, who will speak on the topic of "Virtual water and the water footprint of food production and processing".
In other presentations, Mrs. Stefanie Hardtmann of Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland, will talk about "EcothermatikTM – Pasta drying with energy efficiency and best pasta quality" and Dr. Christoph Glasner from Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany, will discuss the topic of "SUSMILK: Re-design of the dairy industry for sustainable milk processing".
All of the exhibitors will have the opportunity from January 2015 onwards to present their ideas, technologies and measures on the theme of resource efficiency via the Anuga FoodTec novelties database and thus inform media representatives and interested visitors about their commitment and concepts. The diversity of the topic as well as different approaches and solutions will thus be brought to light.
In addition to the exhibitor presentations, Anuga FoodTec will provide industry experts from the food production sector with the information they require through a diverse and technically sophisticated supporting programme.
Under the direction of the DLG (German Agricultural Society), current topics and issues relevant to the industry will be addressed in specialist forums presented by prestigious research institutes, associations and experts.
Anuga FoodTec 2015 will also be accompanied by high-calibre conference programmes. Among others, the "2nd International Conference + Drying Technologies for Milk and Whey" will take place (23 and 24 March 2015). Innovative and sustainable developments in milk-processing and whey products as well as drying processes will be in focus, this will include a comprehensive discussion on the increasing global demand in the food industry. The event organisers are Muva Kemtem, the Bavarian Centre for Milk and Dairy, Herbertz Dairy Food Service and Anuga FoodTec.
The Robotic Pack Line will be demonstrated again. The theme in 2015 is an industry 4.0 line as a live demonstration with a dozen processing and packing stations. A Veggie Pack, with its various raw food products, will be put together, inspected, packed, labelled and collated into larger packages.
For the second time, several international teams of design students will be working on new products, packaging and displays in the open "Idea workshop". Under the direction of Prof. Jenz Großhans from the Cologne International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, a new, current theme will be tackled every day, addressed in the course of a workshop during the day and presented in an extremely vivid way by the afternoon.
International FoodTec Awards
Once again, DLG e.V. (German Agricultural Society) will be conferring the International FoodTec Award. This year, 18 innovative projects from the international food and food supply industry will be distinguished with the renowned award.
Anuga FoodTec is jointly organised by Koelnmesse GmbH and the German Agricultural Society (DLG).
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