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Success for Anuga FoodTec

03 April 2012

GERMANY - More than 42,000 trade visitors from 131 countries came to Anuga FoodTec last week - an increase of approximately 25 per cent on the previous event.

At the same time, the proportion of visitors from abroad increased by 16 per cent to its current 58 per cent.

The numbers of visitors from eastern Europe - especially from Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Poland - and from Turkey, increased in particular.

The organisers said that many more specialist buyers from Asia - in particular from China, Japan, Thailand and India - also visited Anuga FoodTec.

Exhibitor participation in Anuga FoodTec also grew by more than 10 per cent. 1,334 suppliers from 41 countries presented their technical innovations and solutions in Cologne. At the same time, foreign participation increased by five per cent to more than 50 per cent.

The three central topics at Anuga FoodTec 2012 were hygienic design, automation and sustainability.

The trend towards hygienic design ran through the entire trade fair and so underlined the importance of the topic of hygiene and thus food safety.

Increasing automation and system integration emphasize that the individual process itself is of relatively less importance than its integration in overall production sequences.

In the area of sustainability, numerous exhibitors presented solutions for increasing resource efficiency, whether by means of an improved use of the materials used or a more economical approach to increasingly scarce resources such as energy and drinking water.

The next Anuga FoodTec will be held from 24th to 27th March 2015.

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