Anuga FoodTec to set new exhibitor record in 2018

Anuga FoodTec, international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry, is opening its doors from 20 to 23 March 2018. Around 1,700 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors are expected in the Cologne, Germany exhibition halls.

Katharina C. Hamma, chief operating officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, says, “Anuga FoodTec will continue its success story. We are once again forecasting a +13% increase in the number of exhibitors compared to the previous event.”

Anuga FoodTec is again increasing its exhibition space in 2018 up to 140,000 square metres (+8%) and is being staged in Halls 4.2, 5.2, 6 to 9, 10.1 and for the first time additionally in Hall 10.2. Companies from over 50 countries will be presenting their new products in Cologne.

In addition to the comprehensive product show, which encompasses large-surface live presentations, a wide-ranging congress and event programme also awaits the trade visitors. The top theme of Anuga FoodTec 2018 is Resource Efficiency.

Hamma adds, “The visitors experience the entire production cycle at the trade fair. How the basic ingredients are processed, how a product is made, through to the packing of the finished product.

“As the leading international supplier fair for the industry worldwide, Anuga FoodTec covers the entire production chain.”

With its exhibition segments Food Packaging, Safety & Analytics, Food Processing, Food Ingredients as well as Services & Solutions, Anuga FoodTec covers all aspects of food production. The exhibitors present solutions for all branches of the food industry, from the dairy and meat industries, from beverages to pasta, from fruit & vegetables, to oils & fats.

Traditionally, process technology is the most strongly represented section at the trade fair. Almost all of the market leaders and renowned companies from the industry will be exhibiting in Halls 4.2, 6, 9, 10.1 and 10.2. In Halls 7, 8 and in parts of Hall 9, the focus is on the theme “Food Packaging” and thus also on packaging machines, packing materials, automation and control technology. In Hall 5.2, the trade visitors can find all information on food safety and quality management. Here companies that focus on hygiene technology, analysis, laboratory and measuring devices will be presenting their new products. The Boulevard offers the stage for the product segment Food Ingredients from 20 to 23 March 2018.

The following companies have already confirmed that they will be exhibiting at Anuga FoodTec 2018 in Cologne: Albert Handtmann, Almac, Andritz, Alpma, Auer, Barry-Wehmiller, Beckhoff, Bizerba, BluePrint, Bosch, Bruker, Bühler, Cabinplant, CFT, Della Toffola, Ecolab, Ecolean, Exxon Mobil, Festo, Frontmatec, GEA, IMA, Ishida, JBT, KHS, Konica Minolta, Kronen, Krones, Linde, Marel, Mayekawa, Metalbud, Mettler, Mohn, Mondini, Multivac, PHT, Reepack, Schubert, Schur, Sealpac, SEW, Siemens, SPX, SSI Schäfer, Pöppelmann, Taghleef, Tavil, Tecnal, Tetra Pak, Trepko, Weber, Vemag, Youngsun and Zhongy.

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