Global food processing and packaging machinery trade continues to grow
Global food processing and packaging machinery trade continues to grow 2019-01-02 15:12 Changes in the sales market Over the years, the global beverage and food processing and packaging beverage machinery market demand has maintained steady growth, only in 2009 when the global financial and economic crisis broke out , There was a brief sharp decline. From 2002 to 2011, the annual global trade in beverage and food machinery increased by 50% from US$20 billion to US$30 billion, and its growth rate surpassed almost all other engineering industries. According to estimates by the German Engineering Alliance (VDMA), about one-third of the 30 billion US dollars in global beverage and food machinery trade comes from the beverage and liquid food industry. Germany and Italy have been important exporters of this market for many years, each accounting for 23% of the total global trade in 2011, far behind the latter including the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland and China (respectively between 4% and 8%) ), in addition to 40 active exporters of food and beverage machinery. For these export-oriented companies, the International Beverage and Liquid Food Technology Expo (drinktec) is a high-quality platform for them to show themselves to the international beverage industry. It is an advanced exhibition that allows them to test market competition and negotiate with customers from all over the world. Only a few years ago, European countries’ imports of beverage and food processing and packaging machinery still accounted for 55%-60% of global exports, but by 2011, their market share had shrunk to 43%. In 2011, the Asian market share reached 22%, becoming the world's second largest sales market after Europe. In addition, the market share of regions such as Latin America and Africa/Middle East is also showing growth. These data reflect the changes in the sales market, and the German Engineering Alliance (VDMA) expects more changes in the next few years: emerging and developing countries (economic growth and industrial development, modernization) will become a strong driving force for market growth At the same time, investment from mature markets in Western Europe and North America will continue to remain high. Today, the total demand for machinery in Asia, Latin America and Africa/Middle East accounts for more than 44% of the global share, and beverage consumption accounts for 50%. Three dominant market trends. For beverage and liquid food production, bottling and packaging machinery and equipment manufacturers, the International Beverage and Liquid Food Technology Expo (drinktec) is an exhibition, a “window” for global industry players to show innovation, and it is a comprehensive The first international beverage industry exhibition that brings together companies of all sizes. The globalization process and the continuous changes in the market require an internationally recognized platform to reflect the overall picture of the industry, indicate market trends and provide solutions to us. For international beverage and liquid food technology, innovation is a decisive factor for them to maintain their competitiveness in the domestic and international markets. The reporter learned from the exhibition organizing committee that the overall trend of industry development is: sustainability, safety and flexibility. Sustainability and resource efficiency For a long time, sustainability has long been more than a fashionable slogan. Climate change, increasing energy demand and lack of resources are the basic challenges facing the world today. Not only to save costs, end consumers are increasingly inclined to incorporate sustainability into their decision-making considerations. Therefore, the responsible use of resources is being regarded as a competitive advantage by more and more companies. At the same time, equipment and technology suppliers are also striving to provide solutions for this. In recent years, all beverage technology fields have claimed to have made significant progress in resource consumption: reduce water consumption in beverage production, use processing heat and water recycling to ensure a positive energy balance; use high-efficiency components to significantly optimize the energy consumption of mechanical equipment , Reduce the energy consumption of bottling equipment by up to 30%. The great success of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) continues. In 2011, as many as 40% of all types of beverages were bottled in PET containers, and this proportion will continue to rise. The reason for the popularity of PET containers is that their low weight not only improves the profitability of beverage manufacturers, requires less fuel to transport PET beverage bottles, and is environmentally friendly. Safety and Quality Safety and Hygiene Production is related to the health of consumers and is of vital importance to the beverage and food industry. The hygienic design of machinery and equipment is one of the most important factors in product safety. Therefore, every part of the equipment must meet the standards of not accumulating product residues, soil or microorganisms, and being easy to clean. This is the only way to eliminate microbial hazards. At the same time, taking control and inspection measures during the entire production and packaging process is also an important safety guarantee. When necessary, the traceability of the product must be ensured. To facilitate process tracking, control and plant data should be saved. All these measures will improve product safety. Diversity and flexibility Interpersonal differences are widespread, and consumers' habits and preferences for beverages and food vary from person to person. The diversity of consumer preferences is extremely wide, and the life cycle of a product is also very short. For beverage manufacturers, innovation and rapid response capabilities to respond to changing consumer trends are critical to maintaining competitiveness. This is not only reflected in the formula of the product, but also in its packaging style and size. These challenges require that the production technology must have sufficient adaptability and rapid response. If the product needs to add new ingredients, the production process must be adjusted accordingly, which may require different temperature and dosage processes. In order to adapt to the production of new products, technology and equipment must have fast switching capabilities. Automated recipe management is the guarantee of automated processing and efficient production control. Especially in the packaging process, in order to meet the diversified demands of the market for packaging sizes, sufficient flexibility must be maintained.