Anuga FoodTec (official subtitle: "International Supplier Fair for the Food and Beverage Industry") is the leading international trade fair for the food and beverage industry. It covers all aspects of food production - from process technology to filling and packaging technology, from packaging materials to ingredients and food safety, as well as all innovations from all areas of food production. Anuga FoodTec is structured into eight product segments: food processing, food packaging, safety and analytics, digitalisation, automation, intralogistics, environment and energy, science and pioneering. The fair takes place every three years in Cologne, the next time from 23 to 26 March 2021. The event is organised by Koelnmesse, and the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V. (German Agricultural Society) is the conceptual sponsor. (DLG). Postponement of Anuga FoodTec 2021, the trade show had to be postponed due to corona. Both exhibitors and visitors welcomed the postponement of the trade show to April 2022 and the new format, as it ensures perspective and planning security. At the unscheduled special edition in 2022, the physical trade show will be complemented by the digital extension Anuga FoodTec@home , so that in addition to the personal contacts at the trade show, exhibitors can also exchange ideas with visitors around the world via the digital platform. The next Anuga FoodTec will take place from April 26 to 29, 2022.


Originating from the former Anuga-Technica and DLG-FoodTec, Anuga FoodTec has been providing a comprehensive and process-oriented overview of all technologies required for food production since 1996. Since 2011, Koelnmesse has maintained a strategic partnership for Anuga FoodTec with the "Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute" (PMMI), USA the organiser of Pack Expo and Expo Pack. In April 2016, Koelnmesse also entered into a cooperation with Fiere di Parma in order to jointly organise the Cibus Tec food technology in Parma in the future. In 2012, 42,986 visitors (from 126 countries) came to Anuga FoodTec to gather information from a total of 1,289 exhibitors (from 41 countries) on a gross area of 127,000 m². In 2012, the fair again recorded an increase in exhibitors (over 10 %) and visitors (over 27 %). In 2015, the trade fair set a new exhibitor and visitor record. 1,479 exhibitors (from 49 countries) - an increase of 15 percent - exhibited on a gross area of 129,700 m². With 45,604 experts (from 139 countries), the number of trade visitors increased by 6 percent. The proportion of international visitors was over 54 per cent. In 2018, 1,657 exhibitors and over 50,000 trade visitors (from 152 countries) came to the fair.

Range of services

With its process-oriented, cross-sector approach that covers all kinds of raw materials, the Anuga FoodTec provides an overview of the technologies of the entire manufacturing and packaging process in the production of food and drink. The Anuga FoodTec's range of services is arranged in separate segments: * Process technology * Filling and packaging technology * Automation, software, control equipment * Laboratory technology, analytics, biotechnology and quality equipment * Operation materials, environmental technology * Refrigeration and air-conditioning technology * Conveying, transport and storage facilities, logistics, intra logistics * Ingredients and auxiliary materials * Components, assemblies, surface technology, accessories * Service firms, organisations, publishers * Packaging materials, packaging, packaging aids

Visitor target groups

All sectors of the food and beverage industry (management and employees involved in research & development, design, manufacturing/production, quality control and maintenance, purchasing, labor, logistic, sales and marketing), large-scale butchers and bakeries, food trade and other decision-makers from the food industry. Pet-Food industry.


Further reading

Shaun Weston reports from Anuga FoodTec 2012 in Cologne, Germany.

Anuga FoodTec at bestinpackaging

Anuga FoodTec at Dairyfoods

External links

Anuga FoodTecKoelnmesse
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