VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association


The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association represents 300 member companies at present. With a production volume of 15 billion euros (2018) the food processing and packaging machinery industry is one of the largest sectors of the German mechanical engineering industry.

International business plays a very important role for the mainly medium-sized companies: More than 80 percent of the production volume is being exported into over 100 countries worldwide. China is one of the most important export markets for the German companies. And on the other hand, Germany is a leading supplier of food processing and packaging machines for the Chinese industry. 

In order to be able to provide our members with practical services according to their needs, the Association is subdivided into seven subgroups:

  • Packaging Machinery
  • Bakery Machinery
  • Beverage Machinery and Dairy Technology
  • Confectionery Machinery
  • Meat Processing Machinery
  • Machinery and Equipment for Vegetable Raw Material Processing
  • Machines for the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry


One third of our members already have representative offices, sales and service subsidiaries or production facilities in China. That is the main reason for our association to offer services to our member in China via our representative office in Shanghai.  


Our main services

The commercial success of our member companies is the benchmark for the success of our work. We offer our members a wide range of services and support. Currently we focus on: 


Market information

  • National and international market data and statistics
  • Information on consumer trends and developments in the food and beverage industries 
  • Workshops on special markets 


Technical affairs

  • Support in the implementation of guidelines (e.g. Machinery Directive)
  • Support in food safety and hygienic design issues
  • Collaboration in national and international standardization projects


Trade fairs 

  • Organisation of joint participations at trade fairs, 
    e.g. Bakery China, China Brew & China Beverage,  
  • Support in Germany: interpack, drinktec and IFFA


Network and On-site support in important markets

  • Representative Office China 
  • Representative Office Russia
  • Representative Office India
  • Representative Office Brazil


Activities in China

  • China Management Meeting 
  • Economic Report Food Processing and Packaging Machinery China
  • Individual support & services


Your Contact in Frankfurt (also for Newsletter):

Beatrix Fraese
Phone: +49 69 6603-1418
Fax: +49 69 6603 2418
E-Mail: beatrix.fraese@vdma.org