Automation solutions at the IFFA 2010 in Frankfurt Rome/Frankfurt, may 7, 2010 – on the 8th of may begins IFFA 2010, the leading international trade fair for the meat industry in Frankfurt. Around 900 exhibitors from 48 countries present new products along the entire process chain of meat processing on an area of over 100,000 square meters: the battles and dismantling, processing up to the packaging and selling. Since 1949 the event in the three-year cycle the international platform for the meat-economic industry and worldwide a relevant forum for investment decisions. Detlef Braun, Managing Director of says Messe Frankfurt, in the run-up to the event: Despite the difficult economic situation, we expect roughly the same number of exhibitors and visitors as well as to previous event. This is proof of the undisputed status of as the international meat industry’s leading trade fair IFFA. For this reason, the sector expects stimuli of the IFFA”.
In 2007, more than 60,000 visitors were registered. According to a UN statistics he eats average German annually 83.3 kg meat, which is the average of industrialized nations. By 2050 the UN food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) anticipates a doubling of the annual meat production to 463 million tonnes worldwide. Meat count, so Brown, the most valuable and at the same time demanding food. That place high demands on the meat-processing industry, of the traceability of the products as well as hygiene and thus ultimately consumer safety. This involves primarily the increase in the degree of automation in the production, because compared with other food processing industries is low in the meat industry.
The right combination of hardware and software components can be streamlined operational procedures, reduced Committee shares and minimizes downtime of machinery. Claudia Gross, Director global marketing and communication at the technology manufacturer Bizerba, explains: firstly the Bizerba therefore strives all processes which industrial food processing to optimize. Most modern checkweighers monitor the production, automatic labeling lines a high data processing transparency guaranteed a fast flow of goods and merchandise management system”. To know what has been produced in what quantity, at what price and in what quality, constantly, companies offer a decisive competitive advantage. After the export slump in 2009 German companies settle in IFFA optimistic: the manufacturer of machines for the processing and packaging of meat products are world leaders and provide about one-third of the total world trade volume. The industry’s export share is over 80 percent average. Since December, demand, particularly from abroad, attracts constant. The IFFA comes at the right time and sends positive signals.