Anuga FoodTec 2009 presents current and future food and drink technology

From 10th to 13th March 2009, the international food technology sector will be meeting in Cologne for the fifth Anuga FoodTec, the International Trade Fair for Food and Drink Technology. Anuga FoodTec offers the international food business an information and purchasing platform that covers the entire spectrum of technology and investment requirements for production in all segments of the food industry. More than 1,100 companies from around 40 countries are expected to exhibit at the fair, enabling Anuga FoodTec to match the results of the previous event. Anuga FoodTec is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and the German Agricultural Society (DLG). 

 “The fact that we once again have a large number of registrations and a strong foreign presence underscores Anuga FoodTec’s importance for the international food and drink processing industry. The fair serves as the stage for ideas and solutions for a successful present and thereby simultaneously the most important showcase displaying the future of the sector,” explains Sabine Loos, Vice President for the Technology and Environment business unit at Koelnmesse. “Even though a key market-leading company called off its participation at short notice, Anuga FoodTec will provide a comprehensive overview of all areas of food production, from processing and packaging to hygiene, storage and distribution.”

 At Anuga FoodTec, we once again expect to welcome more than 1,100 companies from around 40 countries, with approximately half of the exhibitors coming from abroad. The largest foreign contingents will come from Italy, the Netherlands, France, Denmark and Switzerland. In addition to market-leading 2/4 companies such as Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.KG, Alpma Alpenland Maschinenbau GmbH, Ampack-Ammann GmbH & Co. KG, APV Ltd., Fuji Packaging GmbH, GEA Group, Hamba Filltec GmbH & Co. KG, Ishida GmbH, KHS AG, Krones AG, Mettler-Toledo Garvens GmbH, MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co.KG, Oystar Holding GmbH, Poly-clip System GmbH & Co. KG, REDA S.p.A., Rheon Automatic Machinery GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Rossi & Catelli S.p.A., ROVEMA Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, Sacmi S.C., Shell Deutschland Schmierstoff GmbH, Siemens AG, Stephan Machinery GmbH, STI - Gustav Stabernack GmbH, Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG, Toshiba Machine Robotics (Europe) Ltd. and Westfalia Separator Food Tec GmbH, Anuga FoodTec in Cologne will also feature first-time exhibitors such as ACMA S.p.A., Auer Packaging, CFS Bakel B.V., Ermi Agroalimentaire Sarl, Gerhard Schubert GmbH, KHS Corpoplast GmbH & Co. KG and Meypack Verpackungssystemtechnik GmbH. The trade fair will occupy Halls 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Cologne exhibition centre, with a total gross exhibition space of 110,000 m2. 

 Anuga FoodTec 2009 will offer not only partial solutions but also integrated and flexible technology concepts for every phase of food processing in every stage of food and drink production. The fair will showcase process technology, packaging technology, automation, food safety and quality management, environmental technology, biotechnology, information technology, EDP, technological process materials, ingredients and services. For the food processing industry, the fair provides a wealth of information on new technologies in the areas of packaging, meat, fish and poultry, baked goods and pasta, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, dairy products, general provisions, canned food, fruit and vegetables, delicatessen products, frozen foods and ready-meals, soups and sauces, baby food, spices, coffee, tea and tobacco.

 An overview of the products on display:

 • Process technology    Halls 4.1, 5.1, 9, 10.1
• Packaging technology (including filling technology) Halls 6, 7 and 8
• Food safety; quality management;   Hall 5.1
biotechnology; environmental technology
• Automation; information technology;   Hall 8

This structure ensures that visitors will quickly be able to get a comprehensive overview of the entire fair in spite of the complexity of this tremendous range of technology.

 Innovations are often the result of worldwide research and the exploitation of international technological know-how to optimise production processes and the use of resources. In addition to the exhibitor presentations, Anuga FoodTec will therefore also feature a diverse, top-quality supporting programme that will provide answers to specific questions and challenges and include special shows of innovative concepts. Improvements and new approaches will be highlighted not only at the Anuga FoodTec forums but also in special shows. The "Robotic Pack Line" show, initiated by the DLG, Koelnmesse and renowned partners from the technology sector, will demonstrate safe, quick and hygienic methods for producing, processing and packaging food products - all without human assistance, since the system is fully automated. More than 30 companies will be contributing their expertise to this project. “Look ahead” is the title of a special sustainable packaging event that will be set up in association with the Berlin- based packaging agency Berndt&Partner Packaging Creality, one of the leading specialists in packaging design and development. Anuga FoodTec will also serve as the venue of the renowned InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress, the 2009 PETnology Europe Congress, conventions on quality assurance technology and sustainable packaging, and the Foodnews – Juice Tec Congress. An overview of the entire supporting programme, including detailed information on the topics, speakers, places and times, can be found on the Anuga FoodTec website at or

 Anuga FoodTec will take place from Tuesday, 10th to Friday, 13th March 2009. Over four days, the trade fair will provide a concentrated overview of capital goods and services for the food industry. The trade fair is open to trade visitors only. The fair will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 Admission fees: a day ticket costs €30 (€23 in advance), a two-day ticket costs €40 (€33 in advance), and a season ticket costs €60 (€53 in advance). Admission for food technology students is €13. The catalogue costs €24.

 The admission ticket entitles the bearer to travel free of charge on buses, trams and trains (second class only) of the Cologne Municipal Transport Authority (KVB) and the Rhein-Sieg Transport Authority (VRS). This service is not valid on trains of the German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG that are subject to a supplementary charge.

 The Anuga FoodTec website ( allows users to prepare for their trade fair visit in the most effective way possible. In addition to online visitor registration, the website provides affordable and time-saving assistance with travel and hotel arrangements.